I just uploaded few pictures of my machines & controllers & pieces made with Vcarve, Photocarve & Cut3d. The big red/yelow machine is the last one I am building. I am not very happy with the outcome but still I hope to be a relible machine. The MDF structure which am working also now is a solution and design based on regular tools. I hope to finish soon and publish the plans here as a payback for what I learnt here maybe I can help others to become addicted to CNC. I am determined this summer to start my business in CNC.
I could not upload all pictures. I will continue.
Machine contruction looks great. But I will say that the Ronald McDonald Color Scheme has to go. Red and Grey would look much nicer and probably wont show as much dirt and dust. Yellow always gets dirty just ask Dewalt. But some might like it.
Also what are you using for the round pipe that the gantry slides on?
Nice clean control box. Wish I could do just as good. Always seems like I have wires going everywhere.
Do you mind shareing you diy energy chain method? I believe I have seen it somewhere else but I lost the thread a long time ago.
Great pics Zoltan keep them coming.
Thank you for comments.
Regarding the paint I fully agree. Unfortunately this was the cheapest paint I found, but they had only two colours - red and yellow in stock as the paint was close to expiration date. As I did not start the buiness yet, despite the fact that I have already incorporated a small company, and as I do not have a permanent job, but two great children to feed, I am find myself struglling for free - junk yard or cheapest solution.
The pipes support is an idea that I am very proud about. It is very cheap and very accurate. The supports are supports for plumbing. They are used for mounting pipes in houses on the walls - at least in Romania, but I have seen in Western Europe too. They are very solid and as I said very cheap and accurate on dimension. The energy chain is made from plastic channels for electric conduit which I cut at 30 degrees, piece by piece, afterwards I used double adhesive tape to align the in a chain. On the other face of adhesive tape I stick a tape of textile material - I bought it at general store - and use pins to get it fix on each end of each piece.
and the pipes are stainless steel pipes used for decorative construction in building construction
I am impressed with your improvisation and determination to go forward no matter what difficulties you have in your life. You are an inspiration and your designs are looking stronger.
A suggestion for future two tins can make at least a few shades in between although orange may not be everyone’s choice. Just kidding! I will be looking on your site and hope one day you start to make money with your machines.
imressive idea for the supports.good luck da
i dont know sqat!!! will be asking dumb questions
Phil, Still too many interests, too many projects, and not enough time!!!!!!!!
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Thank you all of you for the comments. I just made some progress with the big machine. Also, I uploaded some pictures of the samples made with Vcarve 4. If you do not have this program you must have it. It is a MUST if you would like to enjoy the satisfaction of making great things with your machines. Great software, great support, and great people at Vcarve. Thank you.
Excellent work Zoltan.