Has anyone here made their own machine completely from scratch? I'm thinking about building a small benchtop machine and am not particularly thrilled with what I see from Taig, Sherline, Sieg (X1 and X2), etc. The tables are just too small. The X3 is too heavy for this particular application... I'm aiming for ~225.
I'd have to use steel instead of cast iron for all the major components. Anything wrong with this material? I'd be using linear rails instead of dovetail ways on all 3 axes.
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Hey Zumba , I,m planning on building one, I,ll be starting on the base probably this upcoming weekend. I bought this table a while back http://www.grizzly.com/products/G8750
http://www.grizzly.com/products/G8750 , Well after I bought I realized I should have waited to buy a Mini mill, however I don,t want the thing to goto waste. So I was studying up on making a manual mill from scratch, I,m going to end up purchasing a Mini Lathe first as this will most definetly be needed to build the Mill and I,ll probably get the Mini Mill too, and use em both to build the manual mill.
Im collecting parts for mine right now, I intend to build a setup similar to Swedes, but I doubt mine will look nearly as pretty
So far I have a complete Z-axis assembly that uses ground ballscrew and THK RSR rails, 2x 26" THK SR ways, 2x 13" THK SR ways, ordering ballscrews and Xylotex next paycheck. Work area should be around 12"x8"x5", spindle will be an R8 spindlebox from littlemachineshop with MikeAber-mods, and a 1.5HP motor. Should be a fun build, can't wait to get into the machine shop at school after finals.
yes but i m new in cnc manufacturing and i m collecting reliable and price comparing parts