I couldn't stand it. With all the compliments and pictures of Joes2006 machine, I have to give it a try. Joe is cutting out my HDPE parts and I'm working on the mdf ones. I think I have most of my hardware parts in but had problems finding the right size ubolts. Just ordered the ubolts from Amazon.com (thanks David). Have completed the bearing assemblies and have cut a few of the mdf parts.
Yeah, ditto to that. Is that the sosy 3 plan design? I purchased it awhile back but liked Joe's table assembly better and the way the gantry was above the table. Loading the pieces in there seems akward to me, seems more useful to have the slides at the same level as the table and the gantry above. But that's just me. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your build. I hope more people come forward, there are many more people with Joe's parts that aren't posting them!
Yes, this is David Steele's Sosylva plan. It is just to slow for me. A person that knows what he he is doing could probably get more speed out of it. I can jog it around the table @50 ipm all day long but when I actually run a program it loses steps if it goes over 15 ipm. It is very accurate at the 15 ipm. I cut 3/4" mdf in 3 passes and you just about need a magnifying glass to see where each different depth of cut is made. Very smooth. After I kinda learn what I am doing I might try working on the speed again. If the Joes20006 works like I hope it does, maybe I won't have to work on the Sosylva model any more. At one time I had the Sosylva air cutting @60 ipm but it vibrated excessively I slowed the speed. It was not loseing any steps but just vibrating excessively. I'm hoping Joes2006 machine is going to be a vast improvement.
DougO - I have the same machine you do. I just completed the build a couple of weeks ago and am still learning and tweeking the setup. I hope you continue to update this because I built mine with the same idea in mind. Build the one I have to learn and use it to build a better one.