Pleasure to meet y'all! I'm trying to build a CNC machine based on the great instructions from Stuart MacFarlan @ Instructables. I'm proceeding along nicely but I'm stuck at one particular point now.
I attempted to ordere parts from McMaster-Carr for my CNC project and appeared to be able to do so fine - the web page took my credit card, sent me a confirmation email, yadda yadda yadda. However, about two hours later, I received what was essentially a PFO letter from McMaster-Carr stating that due to "increasingly stringent export legislation" that they were canceling my order. This frustrated me, of course, but what's worse is I have no idea where to find a different vendor.
The parts of interest are listed below but I don't have enough experience to figure out what alternate names are, or what these are actually called, so that I can search somewhere else. If anyone in Canada (Calgary, perhaps?) has a suggested industrial supplier, or a US one that exports, please, PLEASE let me know.
- Binding Screws for Wood Plain Steel Dowel Nut, 1/4"-20 X 12mm Length, Packs of 50
- Steel Ball Bearing Plain Open for 1/4" Shaft Dia, 7/8" OD, 1/4" W
- Trapezoidal Tooth Neoprene Rubber Belting .080" Pitch, Mxl Trade Size, 1/4" Width
- Mxl and XL Series Timing-Belt Pulley 1/4" Belt Width, .685" OD, 20 Teeth
For example, any searches on the "rubber belting" give me nothing but automotive timing belts. Any help would be greatly appreciated!