- June 5, 2018 at 7:13 pm #61159
Well, nobody is happy with my MPCNC’s anemic cutting area (including me, if I’m, so I’m looking at converting over to a LowRider. As near as I can tell, I can pretty much reuse my electronics, correct? And a lot of the hardware can probably be reused as well.
Thanks for your input. 🙂June 5, 2018 at 7:16 pm #61160
What size and what material are you primarily working with?June 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm #61161
I wouldn’t say “nobody”. But there’s a lot of advantage to having a bigger build volume.
I used all the electronics from my MPCNC for my low rider. I bought new hardware though, because I can use the spares and I wasn’t sure how much I would get easily from the build.
Conveniently, you can cut the lr parts yourself :).June 5, 2018 at 7:39 pm #61162
Mostly I’ve just been playing around with plywood/mdf. I built my MPCNC to have a 12″x12″ cutting area. I want to be cutting at least 4×4, but I have enough room in my shop to do a full 4×8, so I’m probably going to do that. I’ll mostly be working in wood/mdf/plastic, but might try the occasional bit of aluminum, but that isn’t a requirement by any stretch.June 6, 2018 at 4:41 am #61174
BarryParticipantJune 6, 2018 at 4:55 am #61179
My MPCNC was 2’x3′ and my low rider is 4’x3′. The low rider is more square and rigid at these sizes. I haven’t ever cut one huge piece on the low rider though. The biggest thing I’ve cut was actually on the MPCNC (my kitchen helper).June 11, 2018 at 10:51 am #61474
And, of course, my MPCNC’s cutting area is an inch shy of being able to cut out the low rider’s parts. Options:
- Expand the cutting area of the MPCNC. Cost: more pipe, more timing belt, time.
- Print out templates on my large format printer, glue them to board and cut out by hand with scroll saw. Cost: time, paper, accuracy.
Which option would y’all go with?June 11, 2018 at 10:53 am #61476
Just cut the holes and the top edge, you can do the outline by hand, nothing critical there.June 11, 2018 at 11:30 am #61479
Just cut the holes and the top edge, you can do the outline by hand, nothing critical there.
12.212598″ hole center to hole center is the longest dimension I can find. This just might work. Thanks. 🙂June 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm #61485
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