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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonyx View Post
    I can't find the dimensions for the X, Y and Z axis brg assembly, 140 pages of info, I know I have missed it, Would someone please link me to these assemblies.

    TIA
    Check the JGRO plans.

    Fatboy



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    Well what a read 141 pages has taken me nearly 4 nights of reading after work. I would love to build one of joes machines but i think finding someone in Australia to cut the parts out may be my problem. Any one in SA built one of them? are you willing to let me come and look?
    Joe keep up the great work mate !



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    sorry for some reason it double posted !



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    G'day Swiften,

    I too have been impressed by JOES machines and the size of the threads! (Is it the size of the thread that matters.......

    Anyway, unfortunately I'm not close enough for you to drop in to have a look at my JOES build, but check out my build thread if you want.

    - Craig.
    my JOES2006 build thread - http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106995


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    swiftden.......plenty of places would be able to cut these bits and pieces - here in VIC i know of a few?



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    New Joe's 2006 Owner/Operator

    Hello All, (sorry for this long first post)

    I am a new poster in the 'Joe's CNC' forums but have been following the forum for several months. I have been a DIY CNC'r for about 3 years now, starting with a home built/designed moving table CNC machine with a 7"x9" cutting area, moved up to a Fireball V90 about 18 months ago and now just recently purchased a Joe's 2006 R2 machine from Ezra in Fresno, CA. He built it back in Nov 2010 from a kit supplied by Joe. The design is great for what it is intended to do and pretty straight forward assembly. Adjustments may take a little getting used to but overall I am impressed.

    The basic construction by Ezra was pretty good so I have no complaints there and anything that is 'wrong', I should be able to fix easily. I got it home Sunday afternoon, unloaded and hooked up all the electronics again, fired it up and after making some tweaks to the Mach 3 settings, it was running pretty well. There is no top or bottom skin on the table so I did not try to mount a spoil board, I want to disassemble the entire machine, skin the table top and bottom then re-assemble after painting.

    I do have a couple questions tho regarding the Y axis. The lead screw bearings on the gantry ends and the anti-backlash assembly don't seem to line up. The anit-backlash assembly is about 1/16" higher than the end bearings. See picture below tho it may not be too clear. After centering the anti-backlash nut in the center of the Y axis, clamping a straight edge to the gantry just below the lead screw and sighting across the straight edge, the center of the lead screw is higher than the ends by about 1/16". Not really a problem when running in the center of the lead screw, but there is some resistance as the y-axis approaches the ends of the throw. What I don't understand, is how this can happen with the assembly done the way it is, pretty fool proof. Any adjustments to the top bearing adjustments will try to pull the carriage 'up' but the 'up' movement is limited by the bottom bearing structure which isn't adjustable. It's almost like the bottom aluminum angle/bearing assembly needs to be about 1'/16" higher. Any ideas short of removing the bottom bearing assembly and making it 'taller'?

    My plans are to dis-assemble, skin the table top and bottom (there is currently about 1/32' sag in the table which skinning will help with. Then painting and reassembling. I am excited about having the enlarged cutting area and realize the limitations on accuracy/precision on a machine made from MDF, but they can be made pretty good in both categories if you are careful. I think Joe did a great job on the design and also on the support he and others provide on this forum.

    I am running Mach3 with the Gecko 540 setup. I use CamBam for code generation and ViaCad for the curved 2.5D designs tho most of my 2.5D CAD work is done in CamBam. Most of my work is in building and repairing large RC airplanes for others as well as myself and I hav found the CNC machines invaluable for repeatablility and actually use my CNC machine more than my saws for most of my work now. Quicker and more accurate.

    Anyway, thanks for any ideas, I will try to give back as much as I get from this group. I have read all 140+ pages and the track record of this machine is pretty amazing.

    Don

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    Atwooddon, welcome to the Joes2006CNC build

    You should start your own thread . Just so next person won't have to read all of this thread to find out what you did to repair. Is it binding on both sides ? looks to me like maybe it is the Z carriage is high compared to the screw /bearing holders on the side.

    If not you can elongate the bearing holders on each side of the Y axis and adjust that way . That is what I had to do. I think you are on the right track . Disassemble, paint and start over . I am betting you figure out what is wrong on the reassembly .

    Good luck I am in Visalia 1 hour or so north of Fresno. I am going to be putting mine up for sale next week I hope . if you need one to look at or have question feel free to contact me

    Kent



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    thanks Kent. I thought about starting a new thread but decided it was a pretty minor thing and could be fixed pretty easily. I did read thru your posts about building the 2006 and it looks very nice.

    Don



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    So wow just saw this after a member linked me to the download and was wondering how much does this machine cost to build on average. I am really thinking about giving it a go or buying the firball v90, but i have access to a laser cutter so making this may be cheaper for me. Thanks



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    There is a thread here in the Joe's CNC forum discusssing costs. Lot's of details in there with various approaches to building a Joe's 2006.

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/joes_c...mate_cost.html

    Like any hobby/sport/tool 'addiction', you can spend as much money as you want to build a Joe's 2006. The real question is 'do I really have to have that part/upgrade/widgit'? ;-) In my case, the answer is usually 'yes'.

    I also have a Fireball v90 and it is a good machine. The only reason I have a Joe's 2006 is I needed to cut larger pieces.

    Don



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    hi, where can i find the Joe's 2006 CNC Plan

    Thanks



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    Ultrabrains,
    Look in the beginning of this thread.
    When I was thinking about building my machine I (like others) read this entire thread plus other related threads on the subject to get a grasp of the project.
    With this wealth of information, a smaller self designed cnc router, and time on my hands, I was able to get the Joes running in one month. Seventeen months later it still runs very well as of last night.

    Good Luck,
    Fatboy



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