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    Default 80/20 extrusion router build

    I had a whole week off from work so I started on my router build. I've been collected parts off of eBay for the past 6 months.

    X-axis is thk sr15
    Y-axis is thk shs30
    Z-axis is a linear slide made by nsk. 9" travel driven by ballscrew and servo motor. Really heavy duty cast iron/steel slide.
    The other ballscrews are by nsk.

    Router travel is about 25"x28".

    276oz steppers driven by gecko 202. The z-axis will be driven by a gecko 320. I machined everything with my X3 mill and a cnc x1 mill. I hope to wire up the drivers and do a test this weekend.

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    Picked up a 1"x7"x24" chunk of precision cast aluminum plate from the local metal recycle place for $25. Still has the protective plastic still attached. Going to use this to make the spindle router mount that is attached to the nsk z-axis.
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    Spent some time today mounting the gecko drives to a large heatsink and making some cables. This is the first test of the y-axis moving at 500ipm.





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    Sorry I meant to write 300ipm not 500ipm. I'm hoping to get atleast 500ipm but my computer that is running mach3 is a really old P4 which is limiting my maximum stepper output frequency.



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    Got the z-axis installed. The stepper doesn't seem to have a problem moving it at 300ipm. I haven't chosen a spindle yet. Undecided on what to purchase. Maybe a water cooled spindle/vfd but that is expensive. I have a couple of porter cable and Bosch wood routers I can temporary bolt on but I use them in my wood shop. Besides they are too loud to run constantly.

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    Got all the axis wired up and finally running today. A lot of work this past two weeks to put it all together. Time to mount a spindle and do a cut test!!!





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    First project on this CNC, a 14"x24" sign for my niece. She painted the mdf the night before and routed out the sign in the morning.

    I just mounted a porter cable trim router using plywood. I'll finish up milling out the aluminum bracket this weekend.





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    Another cut test, the cnc is running great. I just ordered a 2.2kw water cooled spindle and vfd. Can't wait to get it mounted and do some aluminum cutting. I have a bunch of projects that my two other mills are too small.





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    Some older build pics

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    I realized I put this in the wrong forum. Can this be moved to the DIY cnc router table forum. Thanks



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    My gantry router build made it on hackaday.com

    http://hackaday.com/2013/07/26/cnc-r...ith-8020-rail/



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    I finally got around to installing the 2.2kw water cooled spindle today. It's been sitting on the bench for a couple months. I installed the Mach3 vfd plugin and can start, stop and control the rpm speed. A USB to rs485 serial adapter is used to connect the PC to the vfd.

    The spindle works so much better than the porter cable router I had temporary used. Very quiet and only gets about 78 degrees while running. There's a radioshack LCD temperature sensor taped to the spindle to monitor the heat. The 12volt water pump is a 1.3gph flojet purchased from Electronic Goldmine for about $15 on sale.

    I still need to install home and limit switches.

    Does anyone put some kind of additive to the water to keep it from going bad??? Bleach, chlorine????





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