View Full Version : my first attempt at a cnc machine

08-16-2003, 02:19 AM
hello all,

with all these recent postings of people's machines, i thought i'd add mine to the list. i completed construction and initial testing in feb '02, but haven't really had a chance to try milling any real parts yet - life seems to keep getting in the way of my hobbies . i'm going to start work on this machine again this winter, so any comments or suggestions would be really appreciated. more details at my website (http://www.tc.umn.edu/~bows0006/)



08-16-2003, 10:07 AM
Nice looking machine. Congratulations.

I was not able to make out from the pictures at your site how you guided the Z axis ! Could you explain or get another picture of that axis and how it is guided ?

best regards,
Alexandre Guimaraes

12-25-2003, 09:43 PM
Does driving your Y axis like that cause any racking?

12-26-2003, 03:37 PM
Nice work!


12-26-2003, 05:42 PM
What are you using for x and y bearings and shafting?

pack rat
12-26-2003, 10:37 PM
I did notice that you missing a CNCzone in your links, I do think that it provides valuable contribution for CNC noobies. I liked the leadscrews, how did you make the nut?

08-19-2007, 03:54 PM

my website changed, just wanted to update.

new site is: http://home.comcast.net/~bowzacnc/