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  4 responses to Part 10 : DIY CNC : Great Progress

  • I’ve just posted Part 11 which shows a lot of the progress I’ve made on this project http://www.jonshobbies.com/part-11-diy-cnc-almost-finished.html

  • Neil
    Comment on Part 10 : DIY CNC : Great Progress (June 16th, 2011 at 17:49)

    Jon,
    I think i can see where you are going with this. I started my 5′ x 5′ router some years ago and am only now building the z axis. I am not a fan of the slotted sections as the Al is not very hard, but your machine is working so i cannot criticise!
    This Blanchard Aluminium, where do you get it from?
    BTW, do not do what I did, do not mix servos and steppers!

    • He Neil, thanks for the comments, I need to post some updates for this project, I’ve been building and taking photos but I haven’t been keeping up with the blog. The machine is turning out very rigid which I’m happy with as I had some of the same concerns with the aluminum. I’ll try to get an update on the progress in the next couple of days. In respect to servos + steppers, I can totally see that being a nightmare experience. Servo’s are great for a lot of reasons, but I think the steppers were a good way to go to begin with. I ordered the blanchard ground aluminum from McMaster, it’s possibly more expensive than other places but they have a great selection and awesome shipping. I ordered it at around 5:30pm I think and it showed up the next day.

  • Comment on Part 10 : DIY CNC : Great Progress (May 17th, 2011 at 04:58)

    Got the X-axis on my DIY router up and running, working on the Y-axis now. http://bit.ly/jwDyou

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