Alright – made some slight progress today with the re-working of the Craiglist CNC table…… I was able to get it cut apart, ground down all of the cut welds and made braces because I don’t want an ER visit – I am sure tipping one of the sides with the heavy I beam would leave some lasting damage……
At this point I have not decided to sh…[Read more]
Hey Ryan – I know I probably don’t need these end stops but have been studying them. I watched Greg’s video with his LowRider with the endstop. What I am confused by is why the Z axis is homing at the highest level vs. at table level?
When I home my 3D printer Z is brought to bed level, thus therein lies my confusion… Perhaps apples and…[Read more]
I have yet to buy a spindle yet….. what are the spindle options?
I see on the build page it is the DEWALT DWP611 –
I know when I had my MPCNC I had the DEWALT DW660 and it was way too ear piercing for me and ended up with the 500W CNC spindle from Amazon…..
Although I am still figuring out my table – I was able to attempt to put it all together tonight.
Are you guys cutting the lead screw off flush with the bottom of the side assembly or leaving it a bit longer?
Also – how much Z height are you guys set up for? I only set up for 4″ – So my Z rails are only 12.28 ”
Well I have taken the first step on the table. I am going to attempt to reuse the steel table and if that fails I will build a torsion box table like Barry’s. Last night I used my plasma cutter and cut it apart.
Barry – I do have fusion 360 – not that I even know how to use it : ) — my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
What was the 1/2″ ply for ?
One question… why use plywood for the side vs. just standard 1x lumber ? and Why ply for top and bottom vs. MDF ?
What grade plywood ?
Barry – where did you get the metal c channel you are using for your guide rails ?
Also, I was watching your video on the new table build link you shared…. two questions.
- are you using end stops? I cannot figure out how you are jogging the machine all over without it crashing.
- I see the c rails are raised up… why so high?
Barry – I mean the side assembly – when I roll it onto the 2×4 frame it wants to droop at the bottom wheels – so either I don’t have it snug or I need to put it all together for it to fit correctly….meaning connect side assemblies with the z assembly so the left and right are fully connected.
So I have this pretty good sized wooden work table – smaller than my steel table. Last night I was messing around with adding a short piece of 2×4 onto the side to see how the lowrider side rails attached.
Absent the Xrails I noticed the siderails want to droop on the bottom. Is this normal and will it go away once the X rails are all set up…[Read more]
The photo was from the guy I bought it from….. but I wish my grass was that green this time of year. So sick of the snow…..
I am still on the fence… it will require much work and that may be more time and money invested than just building something from scratch the first time.
It only holds value for someone who sees what it can be other…[Read more]
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