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Scratch Build – In Progress My Now finished mean Computer Numerical Control machine build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Teelzebub, 21 Jul 2014.

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What colour should it be painted?

  1. Red

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  2. Blue

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  3. Silver

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  4. Black

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  5. Mixed

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  1. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Ok I've always thought a CNC machine could be fun but most I've seen are 1, to big to get up the stairs lol and 2, cost around 20k :jawdrop:.

    So I saw the Shapeoko kit for only £660 :thumb: not big but expandable and upgradable, seems just the thing.

    So I ordered the kit, and will be posting my progress in this log, it should end up looking something like this when finished :D


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  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    :cooldude:

    Looking forward to this, Tel - can't wait to see it up and running.
     
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  3. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to put an order in! Mates' rates of course ;)
     
  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    You and me both lol

    Yeah of course :D
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Right first job is to make the rollers up everything is there just in 100's of bits lol so to make it a bit easier I put a screw in the vice like so

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    Next after getting all the bits together I start with placing one of the bearings on the screw

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    These are going to be the V slot rollers and there's a lot of them comprising of two bearings and a spacer and the roller, the roller is pushed on the bearing

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    With the spacer / washer fitted

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    Second bearing in place, one done 25 to go :eeek:
     
  6. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    And finally all the pulley's including the flat belt one's done

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  7. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I'll keep an eye on this too, would like to make myself a CNC machine and started to collect printer parts to look at salvaging something - unfortunately I haven't the time so a build like this is far more up my street.

    What do you get in the kit?
    Is the spindle included? Is a Dremel type machine or something a little heavier duty?
    What's the accuracy like on these? PCB routing possible?
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Get thy temptations behind me, Satan! :p
     
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  9. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    For the £660 you get everything including the spindle and the tools needed to build it.

    The spindle that comes with it seems a lot more powerful than a normal dremel

    From what I've read it's accurate enough to do PCB work

    You know you want one ;)
     
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  10. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    Sounds like a great bit of kit!

    I'm subbed :)
     
  11. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    build build build I want to see it :D

    Looks like a good get. You reckon will be up to machining aluminium?
     
  12. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Custom keyboard cases? :D
     
  13. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    Nice bit of Kit you have there Tel matey:)
     
  14. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I am thinking about going halvers on one of these with my old man - I am VERY keen to see how it turns out!
     
  15. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Tel, I bet it's not a million miles away from a 3D Printer either. It'll be interesting to see just what it would take to convert it - you can buy Extruder heads for under £50...
     
  16. OrangeClockwerk

    OrangeClockwerk Clockwerk Industries

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    Nice man! I am just finishing up my CNC now, had a log on modzoo and cnczone, I would of shared with everyone here, I didn't know I could. Anyways good luck! I made a slightly custom version of a CNCRouterParts PRO4824, it was a lot of fun! Im near the end now, I need to just wire my spindle and limit switches and I can start cutting! Ill follow this one, have fun!
     
  17. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Dave, for heaven's sake don't give him ideas :worried:
     
  18. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Mwah ha ha ha haaaaa!

    The seed has been planted!!! :D
     
  19. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    I think the hardest bit would likely be making a hot plate to print onto, and I can't imagine that would even be that hard to do! But that's just a guess :)
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    It'll definitely do aluminium, won't hack in to it at break neck speeds but will do the job :D

    Possibly :thumb: I've been washing one of my mech keyboards with Lucozade three times I've done it now ffs and it still works lol

    Hoping so :thumb:

    Me too lol

    If you want a link to their site let me know. They have a place in London.

    Funny though they sell 3D printers as well

    I'll get this built with all stock parts and then modify it bigger and more powerful. Is yours a kit one aswel?

    Too late :worried:

    :worried:

    Why have one or the other when there's room for both :hehe:
     
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