I was just wondering if there are any members from Canberra here?
I'm shortly going to be diving into the world of CNC with a Mill and Lathe in my sights.
Homann Designs - http://www.homanndesigns.com/store
I'm from Canberra also, and I was wondering if you have found any CNCers in the area? I'm not a CNCer myself, but I am looking for someone to machine an electric guitar for me that I have designed in Solidworks.
Nope, haven't hooked up with any other CNC'ers as yet. What material do you want the guitar made out of? Is it the whole thing or minus the neck?
It's the body, neck and fretboard of the guitar as three separate parts. I eventually want to make the body and neck out of maple and the fretboard out of ebony, but for now I just want to make them out of some cheap stuff to test out dimensions etc.
Hi john _t_h I live in canberra I'm building a small cnc machine about 60% done.
Would also like to have a lathe
What machine are you building, a router or a mill?
I've ordered a mill and a lathe but no word on a delivery date as yet.
here and here, concerning lathe questions and here and here concerning newbie CNC questions. I hope it's OK to put up links to other forums.
I have already got the steppers and electronics (3 axis and 305 oz steppers) from HobbyCNC (about A$380 landed for the Pro version) and just picked up a 1.7G, Pentium computer & printer for $30. That brings my computer count to 9 (or so).
I am currently working on a deck project and it will still be while before I can start with the CNC project (also looking at 2 months holiday to Africa .. gotta get away from this cold weather!).
I am interested in hearing about what lathe/mills you have looked at and in your CNC build.
Last edited by Blu_Rock; 05-09-2008 at 09:31 PM.
Been CNC'ing here in Canberra for about 12 years. Have a Multicam Designer (1200 x 1200mm) which has been worked fairly hard. Brilliant machine, apart from the limited on-board memory. Reliability plus, having only had to replace a couple of fans, a gantry bearing, and a set of router motor bearings. All available locally.
Mainly work in aluminium (up to 32mm thick), but wood, acrylic, stainless, foam, alupanel and plastics all get a run. Have even done a run of Lithophanes.
im also from canberra,
i build my first one from wood, works quite well expect one of my ballscrews is bent so i am upgrading ,
350x400x150mm moving gantry
and my new design