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03-01-2005, 07:31 PM
here are a couple of pics of my router
made almost entirely from scraps, salvaged parts (except for Geckos)
Even computer was free salvage (1GHZ)
will cut 24"x40"
waiting on 3rd Gecko to finish up

03-01-2005, 08:08 PM
I really like how you finished the table. It looks really good to me :)

03-01-2005, 08:19 PM
Nice job. Your a guy after my own heart, I scrape beg and borrow to build my current cnc project.
Are you going to enclose the power supply after the 3rd geko arrives?

03-01-2005, 08:31 PM
thanks guys
Yes I am going to house the power supply
I still need limit switches and need to clean up some wiring, etc.
now I have to figure out how to use it
I have purchased Mach2 and am playing around with it some
I have made a few cuts with it
power supply is 48v (rewired transformer)
steppers are nema34. 180oz.-in. y and z, 370 on x bipolar series wired
I had a lot of help from reading posts on this forum!

03-08-2005, 09:55 AM
Can you give us a detailphoto of your bearingdesign?
Would help me a lot :)

Nice looking machine you've got there!

03-08-2005, 02:26 PM
I will take some closeup pics when I get a chance
I used an old drafting machine from an old desk I no longer use for the x axis
beefed it up a little
the y axis is black pipe over drill rod with homemade oillite bronze bushings fitted and a nut over the end that can be adjusted to tighten the bearing as it wears
the z axis is rods from old printers with oillite bronze bushings fitted
a real hodgepodge of whatever I had laying around but it does work
some parts are cast aluminum from scraps, some are steel welded up, some are wood

03-14-2005, 09:08 PM
my first 2 1/2 D routing
cut from 3/4 expanded pvc
next project will definately be vac. hose attachment!