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V-Slot Cutting System

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Kyo, May 12, 2015.

  1. Kyo

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  2. Mark Carew

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    Great build @Kyo super helpful! Thank you :thumbsup:
     
  3. James K. Rivera

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    Nicely done! One suggestion for improvement (that could easily be called overcomplication): Add a a stepper motor to control the position of the cutting point and use an end stop sensor (or switch), then just tell the stepper motor to move the required steps to match the desired length. I suppose you could still clamp it down with screws once the length was achieved, so you would not be relying on the stepper motor's holding torque and you could even turn it off. The point is just to have very accurate and repeatable cutting distance. Again, this is obviously overcomplicating the setup and not really necessary. Just a thought.
     
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  4. Kyo

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    Thanks guys, I like it when a plan comes together and actually works lol. Now they sit in a drawer waiting for my next project.

    Over complicated? maybe, but a cool idea! If any of us were afraid of over complication we would not be building our own cnc machines. :) reminds me of a diy article I read a while back on making a cnc bandsaw. I want to say HSM mag...
     
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  5. Kyo

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    Forgot to included a photo of one of the cuts offs using this.

    No clean up, just unbolted from the fixture.

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    V-slot was called out to 426mm in the plans. I think I got that pretty close lol. :)

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  6. Serge E.

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    Fantastic !

    Before overccomplicating with a stepper control of length and such, maybe machine the piece out of aluminium ? I always found myself cutting into the plastic when using those plastic hand mitre saw guides. :oops:
     
  7. Kyo

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    I cut into the plastic as well lol, That would be sweet. I would love to see someone make this out of aluminum. I don't have access to a mill to do so myself, but I like the idea.
     
  8. silopolis

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    Actually, I was thinking of coupling a linear actuator, and a precision scale with an arduino as a base system for shop machines positioning... This seems like another possible implémentation :)
     

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