So I have been working on a design for this new router project. I really want to keep it as simple as I can, and looking clean (obviously not as important).
I hope to use this to cut wood, some light alum, and plastics.
Details: Frame made from 1" square tubing x .065(16 ga.) wall welded together. 64" x 50"
I will be using the 3 axis Nema 23 kit from CNCrouterparts.com, as well as their rack and pinion drive assembly on x/y.
I also plan on using a Porter Cable 6902 router for my spindle with the Super PID speed controller.
Here are a few pictures of the frame so far, I still need to add bearings under the rails and on the inside of the rails of x/y to keep it all in place. As well as supports under the frame.
And not sure about my z-axis yet. Anyone have ideas?