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catsam
07-01-2007, 02:56 AM
I have started to make a cnc mill I'm new to all this but I'm having a go.
I made a wind turbine but could not make the blades all that well my hand .
so I thou rt I would make a cnc mill to make the blades.
I would like the working bed to be 1000MM by 500MM .
one day i will make a web page for the cnc mill
here some off the parts the bed is 30MM facing ply it is not supported in the middle i will have to see if it will bend (i think it will )

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/mill.gif

catsam
07-02-2007, 05:07 AM
here is a close up of the side i have 30mm ply and a 20mm box steel i Hope this will take all the wight of the y

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/mill9.gif

harryn
07-02-2007, 01:01 PM
Hi - neat project. Not sure if the ply will bend or not, but that is reasonably thick. Perhaps the rails will bend first before the bed.

catsam
07-03-2007, 04:58 AM
http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/mill15.gif

i have had to have some parts made i could not make them bye hand they cost £60 it-is a shame i could have made them with the mill when its finished umm

morrissp
07-06-2007, 06:40 AM
Nice, where did you get your rail and bearings from?

Steve

catsam
07-08-2007, 11:26 AM
hi the rails i got them from ebay i would like to change them for something big but thay will have to do for now

i have got on with making my control box for the drivers and things
http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Control-Panel-5.jpg

catsam
07-20-2007, 06:53 AM
I have got the z axis all done the plate witch holds the motor on is a bit thin I will change this for something stronger

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/the-z.jpg



Hi - neat project. Not sure if the ply will bend or not, but that is reasonably thick. Perhaps the rails will bend first before the bed.

I have found that the ply did bend so I will add a 5mm sheet of steel to the top and change the way my X axis will work I was going to drive it with a led screw I will support the bed in the middle and belt drive the axis which will also speed it up to

catsam
07-20-2007, 07:03 AM
I have put the 5mm steel sheet on the bed and it is all nice and strat now

catsam
08-06-2007, 06:05 PM
I have change the plate which holds the motor on the Z axis and also put a bearing to take out the play in the belt

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/z-drive-belt-1.jpg

catsam
08-06-2007, 06:15 PM
here is the mill with some new rails which I got from ebay and the 5mm steel sheet for the bed of the mill

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/mill-11.jpg

catsam
09-02-2007, 01:27 PM
http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/505/medium/mill22.jpg

my mill is geting there I have put some cool cable chain on it and gave it some paint

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/505/medium/mill31.jpg

harryn
09-02-2007, 08:49 PM
That is great progress. Just curious - how thick of Al plate did it take to make the belt drive nice and stiff ?

ImanCarrot
09-03-2007, 05:49 AM
Very nice! I love seeing projects come on like that.
Many thanks for sharing!

catsam
09-04-2007, 03:44 PM
That is great progress. Just curious - how thick of Al plate did it take to make the belt drive nice and stiff ?

the Al plate i used was 5mm thick

catsam
10-14-2007, 05:51 AM
its ben a long time i should have posted this
i have got my mill runing here is a photo of the first thing i made on it

http://www.cnczone.com/gallery/data/500/medium/made-by.jpg

High Seas
10-14-2007, 06:26 AM
As the Cat in Red Dwarf says, "EAOwwrrrrHW". (or some James Brown sound alike!)
Nice job Paul!
:cheers: Jim

catsam
12-23-2008, 09:55 PM
go here http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70387

catsam
12-23-2008, 09:56 PM
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