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01-05-2005, 10:27 AM
Hello All,

I plan on building a machine someday and I wanted to ask the question on what to build in a new way.

I would like everyone to tell me what they would build given these guidelines.

>total buget $6000
>machinable area 4'x8'
>assume computer already purchased
>Assume acess to all standard tools, CNC Mill, Lathe, MIG and TIG welder
>Scarpe Aluminum can be had for a dollar a pound
>want to machine sheet goods, woods, plastics, and some aluminum
>will need software for everything but CAD.
>encurage the use of ebay for bearings, spindles, etc.

I would like to see what you would spec.

please give the product name, pricing, and source for each item you pick
I will compile the info and report back with the results.



01-05-2005, 04:49 PM
I'd probably build this and spend the extra $1500 for a vacuum table, dust collector, and maybe beefing it up a little.

High Seas
01-05-2005, 05:20 PM
Seem to recall thats about the range - cost and machine sizing of the CADCUT? Maybe do a quick search on that one here on the zone? Rack and pinion can be pretty accurate and less costly that ballscrews for linear motion. Cheers - Jim

01-05-2005, 05:22 PM

High Seas
01-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Buscht - Thats the one I was thinking of!! - Thanks - Jim