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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by adhd_nerd, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. adhd_nerd

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  2. Mark Carew

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    Great looking build @adhd_nerd :thumbsup: I like the use of the angle iron.
    Where did you find that nice Estop switch?
    Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing
     
  3. jdcncjunky

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    Awesome job, that looks amazing.
     
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    Sweet looking machine ... I'm still struggling with the getting the X beams (full uncut 1500mm) squared with the Y plates.

    Looking forward to your initial tests ...
     
  5. Macchp

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    Thanks for sharing.
    Those are exactly the dimensions I was looking at for a "potential" build of an OX to work on full sheets of DEPRON (80X125cm).

    How big is her working area?

    Looking forward to your progress ready to steal some good hint :thumbsup:
     
  6. Serge E.

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    The working areas is about 52" wide (X) by only about 19" deep (Y) once everything is done. But I can work 'infiite' Y by doing sections, once I figure out a good way to align sections (slide the work piece through). I have a few ideas to try out when the time comes ... Could of went with 1000 mm lengths for the Y axis, but that would of made for a huge OX. I might be able to gain a few inches once I test out some ideas for the X/Z assembly ... there's a lot of overhang (cantilever ?), thus potential twisting force on the X beam.

    The one thing to watch out for, which I'm having trouble with right now, is to make X square with Y ... there's 1500mm (actually: 1503), slightest 'error' at one end becomes huge at the other end. At this time, I'm down to the last 17.5 mm (difference from one end to other). No matter what I do, I can't seem to get any better ... it's getting on my nerves, especially after rebuilding most of the machine 3 times.

    There's a growing number of large builds going on, at least one is looking at splicing two lengths to reach 6' working length (in Y axis). So we'll see how who gets an handle on precision over extended lengths soon enough.
     
  7. adhd_nerd

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    Estop came from amazon.
     
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