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    Sandy Currie

    Getting close to having it all working!

    For a picture and short video:






    Nice, works great, I think that is the perfect size even. Nice nice nice.

    You can flip the brass T8 nut over and gain a little z travel if you need it.


    Sandy Currie

    Thanks for the kind words.  I mostly wanted to be able to cut plastic sheeting and thin aluminum.  I work with the FRC FIRST Robotics team 2619 and we do a lot of work with polycarbonate and aluminum.

    The machine is set up to be able to cut up to 26X26 which I figured would be give me a good 24X24 finished size.  Vertical travel is limited to about 4 inches but I thought that would be sufficient.  Nice thing is it is always easy to expand.  Table size is 38X49 which gives me a little room to expand in the Y direction.   Pretty much straight stock for everything.  Printed parts on a Geetech I3 clone I built this summer.  Mechanical and electrical parts were bought from  Fair prices and one stop shopping.  Good to support all the effort you put into designing and sharing this.

    I used EMT conduit but had to sand it all down to get good clearances an a smooth ride.  Not hard, just messy and took some time.  I bought a Dewalt 660 to put on it but haven’t got that far yet.  Toolchain is probably going to be OnShape to ESTLCam to Repetier/Host but looking at options.

    I’ll try to send updates as I progress.  Thanks for this forum.  I have read and learned a lot to get this far with all the help posted on the site and here.

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