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    Unfortunately Bob, I don't have room in my little shop for one of those lift tables, but I'll find another way!


    As for the Router project, I think I'm going to build the whole Y & Z axis assembly without building the Side Plates. This will give me time to shop around for a nice spindle motor.

    Now that all the heavy milling is done on the X-Axis, I'll start working on the lead screw & ball nut placement, the pre load for the end bearings, and the placement of the limit switches.
    I have purchased four sets of three different types of limit switches, they were not very expensive and will make the task easier!

    Widgit



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    pretty nice lookin base ya got there , heavy = less vibration altho it also... heavy = heavy ...goin well so far ,shiny,and smooth you building that machine to help ya wigit? or as a proto type for some to sell ? lookin good

    "witty comment"


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    Quote Originally Posted by .xXACEXx. View Post
    goin well so far ,shiny,and smooth you building that machine to help ya wigit? or as a proto type for some to sell ?
    Thanks!
    I think I'm going all out on this one, as I do need a good solid CNC machine to engrave the WidgitMaster logo on all the parts and stuff I build!

    Eric



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    you sure do nice work....

    Joe



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    Thanks Joe!

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    I'm taking it easy today, I pushed myself yesterday to finish up the top plate! So I tinkered in the shop for about an hour finishing the legs with the adjustable feet. Then, I made a quick trip to ACE hardware to get four 3/8-16 Flat Head Stainless socket head screws 1" long.

    After a quick assembly, I popped a few more pictures!

    Widgit

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    Great work so far Eric, it looks big and heavy, is it going to be more accurate than the midi? Are you going to produce a limited quantity?



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    - sorry double post -

    Last edited by nalmeida; 03-02-2008 at 01:37 PM.


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    I think he mention before this machine is for himself, so not sure if he will make others because of the cost involved.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nalmeida View Post
    Great work so far Eric, it looks big and heavy, is it going to be more accurate than the midi? Are you going to produce a limited quantity?
    Thanks!
    It is much stronger, and hopefully will repeat more accurately!
    As for production, well so far I have spent $1350 to build just one axis!
    Unless I win the lottery, its not going into production! Probably special orders only!
    Widgit



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    Default While surfing through eBay

    I found a large metal Hoffman Box to hold all the electronics for this big router!
    The box is 24x24x12 with a nice hinged lid!
    It's slightly dented but at a small fraction of its new cost!

    This is going to be so kool!
    Widgit

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    Very nice Eric.

    Still got that trademark widgit look to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by widgitmaster View Post

    Probably special orders only!

    Widgit
    Should be putting my special order in soon

    Claudio

    - WidgitMaster Wide Router with Kress FME 800, HobbyCNC 305oz Stepper Kit
    - WidgitMaster Midi Router with Dremel


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    Default Current expense Report:

    Monday morning I plan on ordering the metal material for the Y & Z axis components, along with more V-Tracks & V-Roller assemblies.
    But before I start cutting any more metal, I have a set of Turners Cubes to make out of Cast Acrylic for Geof

    Here is a list of out of pocket expenses for this big router so far!

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