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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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    34.5%
  2. Blue

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. Silver

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. Black

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  5. Mixed

    8 vote(s)
    27.6%
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  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Name: RMS Milltanic
    Big x axis: Don't mention the size of his ballscrews. -Besides, It's more important to be able to go a long time without your Z retracting.
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That's what she said...

    I think you should call it Godmilla.
     
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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sounds more like a really heavy aunt.
     
  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Satan's Cut springs to mind
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Call it Mildred . In fact call it anything you want just hurry up and finish it so you can make stuff for me lol
     
  6. Bartacus

    Bartacus Member

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    I like Millzebub. Simple, to the point, linked to the builder in question, etc. It wins on all fronts for me.
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    TBH I have to agree Millzebub was my first thought and probably the one I'll go with and there's a few other things I'm thinking about ;)

    Should be getting the new motors in a couple of weeks
     
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  8. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Oh dear now the trolls are at it lol

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  9. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

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    That is one hell of a machine Tel! see what I miss when I stay away :lol:
     
  10. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yeah it's taken on a life of it's own :worried:
     
  11. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    The new motors arrived, for comparison the one on the left with a X on is the old one's and the others are the new one's :thumb:

    Got to sort the wiring so the new one's will be in parallel they can be wired in series or parallel.

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  12. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    The colour poll results are in and .....well you'll have to wait and see.

    Right the cables to the motors needed wiring. I wanted to be able to remove the motor with out loads of messing around so the only option was plugs and sockets these was the best option

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    The motors was going in wired in series so 4 out of 8 of the cables had to be connected in pairs together to make the series circuit.

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    The plugs and sockets all had to be soldered and fiddly buggers they was

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    Problem with these was the plug had a open back so the cables was exposed, not a good idea but I found these rubber covers on ebay perfect for the job

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    Did the plug side.

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    And sorted works great

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    Next post will be the last and will be pictures of the finished project.
     
  13. David

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

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    That's a tidy solution for the stepper motor wiring, Tel.

    Will the finished pictures come with a vid of it chewing through something? :D
     
  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yeah they worked out well, those little rubber boots are actually for the battery connectors for cars.

    Hopefully a vid will come but not just yet I've still to get the software calibrated for the machine etc and of course any little problems will need to be sorted.

    And still got to finish enlarging the bench top and them I have to rebuild the machine on the bench there's no chance it will go up there in one piece lol
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    It's going to take over the house soon mate, you and the misses will be sleeping in the garage
     
  16. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Already has mate I sleep in the shed actually lol
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    At least you've got your priorities straight. :p
     
  18. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Off course I do it's a large shed even has a four poster bed in there not much else though :thumb:

    Anyway I would like to say thank you to all the people that followed this very long log and encouraged me to keep on going, as you know it started off with that little Shapeoko2 CNC kit I started to build on the 21 July 2014 , I soon realised that that was not going to do the kind of work I wanted so the upgrade path began even after taking that as far as possible I realised it still just wasn't strong enough :waah:
    Most of the upgrade parts was bought from Robocutters

    https://www.robocutters.co.uk/categories.asp

    I would certainly recommend them if you want to build one for engraving or light duty materials like soft woods, cork etc.

    But if you like me want one to cut aluminium and heavier materials then the machine had to be completely rebuilt out of heavy steel so I started to build one from all steel on the 18 Nov 2014 after some research there's only one place I would recommend "Zap automation"
    http://www.zappautomation.co.uk/ an outstanding shop with excellent customer service and Gary a man with infinite knowledge and patience :thumb: tbh couldn't recommend them highly enough.


    Right the next post will have the pictures of the beast :hehe:
     
  19. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Oh a quick apology re the colour red won the poll but after sitting back and looking I decided that dark green and gold stencils seemed more fitting

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  20. David

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

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    That is frikkin awesome, Tel. Congratulations, mate, it truly is a sight to behold!
     

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