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xscsime
08-16-2006, 05:39 PM
Well I finally got to fire up my new “Joe 2006” and I could not be happier. I started looking at this project some time in Febuary and actually started cutting pieces in March. This is my second router; my first was the Routzilla built from plans from www.crankorgan.com.

I would like to thank Joe for all of his work in the design of this machine as well as thank him for helping me out over the phone. This has been a great project; not only did I build a great machine I also made a friend in the process.

All the parts that would fit in my Routzilla 14.5 X 26 inches I cut using Joes’ DXF files and converting to G code through Turbo Cad /Cam 3. All other parts, the majority, I nested in 4X8 sheets and had them cut locally.

The build was pretty much just as Joe has it drawn. However, I did not put the lightening holes in and instead of half inch 10 TPI acme I used half inch 8 TPI 2 start acme. Substituting the 8TPI 2 start caused me to make a few minor mods to Joes plans and I’ll point those out later on.

For Drivers for the “Joe 2006 I bought the driver kit from (STMD) www.bright.net/~agarb/STMD/AVR_STMD.html . This is a Bipolar driver 3 amps max with chips rated for 55 volts. This was fun to build and Aaron has a top notch kit imho.

My power supply puts out 43.6 volts at 10 amps.

I took a few pictures as I went along and I will try to add them as I go along. I guess this is the backwards way to have a PLOG, but better late than never. More to follow.

Rick

Switcher
08-17-2006, 07:48 AM
For Drivers for the “Joe 2006 I bought the driver kit from (STMD) www.bright.net/~agarb/STMD/AVR_STMD.html . This is a Bipolar driver 3 amps max with chips rated for 55 volts. This was fun to build and Aaron has a top notch kit imho.

You might want to send in a photo of your setup! :)

Check out this link:

http://www.bright.net/~agarb/STMD/User_Gallery.html




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xscsime
08-17-2006, 09:07 PM
Hey thanks for the info, I'll be sure and send him some pictures.

Here are a few pictures of the early stages of the build. The small parts I cut on my Routzilla.

Rick

xscsime
08-17-2006, 09:37 PM
More pictures at different stages.

joecnc2006
08-18-2006, 12:25 PM
looks very nice looking forward to seeing more pictures and maybe some parts cut with it, I think you cut some parts at 100in min. with the new machine.

joe

xscsime
08-18-2006, 08:42 PM
Here are some more pictures of the build.

Because I used the half inch 8 2 start lead screw I had to make my own plastic nuts. I made a tap out of small section of the lead screw and cut the nuts out on my old router. It worked pretty good. The only nuts I could find were around 40 bucks a piece.

I'll show one of the plaques I cut out soon. On my old machine it took me over 1 hour to cut out the design. With the Joe 2006, 20 minutes. That is cutting at 100 inches an minute with rapids at 130. This thing flies!

monte55
08-18-2006, 09:15 PM
Could someone explain to me what 8tpi 2 start means. I understand 1/2 x 10 tpi but what is the second number plus the word start.

ger21
08-18-2006, 09:52 PM
there are 8 threads per inch, but it's two seperate alternating threads (2 start), with each thread being 4 turns per inch. Multi start threads are much more efficient than single start threads, so there's less wasted power.

planescott
08-18-2006, 10:31 PM
Your machine looks very nice! How sturdy is it. And also what kind of wood is it made out of.

Scott

joecnc2006
09-04-2006, 02:58 PM
Any more pictures, and maybe some work cut on it?

Thanks, Joe

ger21
09-04-2006, 09:11 PM
Because I used the half inch 8 2 start lead screw I had to make my own plastic nuts. I made a tap out of small section of the lead screw and cut the nuts out on my old router. It worked pretty good. The only nuts I could find were around 40 bucks a piece.


http://www.dumpstercnc.com/leadnuts_acme.html

xscsime
09-11-2006, 12:09 AM
I knew about dumpsters anti backlash nuts. What I was trying to find is actual steel nuts to use per Joes' drawings. I guess I should have made that a little clearer. Thanks though...

Here are a few more pictures.

zachjowi
09-23-2006, 07:21 PM
do you have any drawings or designs of that becuase I have that same router and want to make a mill about this sizxe to make templates for skis.

bcrafty
09-23-2006, 07:23 PM
Looks great! What motors are you using?

xscsime
09-25-2006, 12:44 PM
Hey bcrafty thanks, I'm using the 425 in/oz steppers from keling. Seem to work real well.

Rick

Zachjowi,

I'm not sure what your refering to. The plans for the router I got from Joe.

Rick

joecnc2006
01-09-2007, 09:40 AM
Just to bump this thread so people see this machine also.

crocky
01-09-2007, 09:47 PM
Glad that you did, nice build :)

Regards,
Bob

speedofsound
01-13-2007, 12:14 AM
Hi Rick! I haven't seen this pictures until tonight while snooping around. That looks great!

Learned a good bit last night, pretty fun!

Hopefully we'll employ our lessons learned and finish the 2nd part soon.

FYI, we're milling the two parts below (top left and the part under it) out of .5 6061 for Rick. Trying to learn a little about milling aluminum on our new machine.

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21251&stc=1&thumb=1&d=115586475

xscsime
01-21-2007, 07:10 PM
Hey Allan,

Glad to see you found my build. I sure appreciate yours and Mikes help.

Here is my current Anti backlash setup. I'm using 1/2 8, 2 start lead screw and just tapped the blocks instead of using the acme nuts inserted in the plastic blocks. What I did was to put two springs over the 1/4 20 screw and this has made a big difference in my cuts. I also redid my dust collector and made new slotted brackets so I can move the base up or down according to what bit I am using. Here are some pictures.

Rick

bp092
01-21-2007, 07:16 PM
nice mods, any videos of it in action :D?

xscsime
01-21-2007, 10:26 PM
No, no videos. I don't have that option yet....

Thanks for looking,

Rick