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    Adelaide, whewr's that?

    Only kiddin, I like how you think kn1ghtjp, build as many as you can while you have the enthusiasm.

    Bob,

    What software issues do you have, we could try over email,etc to get you going

    /Michael



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    Hey Bob, just read through this thread, do you still have your machine?

    I am in Cairns (ish), in the process of building a wood router, expect to start making dust within a month or two (or smoke)

    Russell.



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    Hi all

    I am in Perth and planning to convert my mill and lathe and then on to a large router

    Hennie



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    Make sure you post build logs with photos Hennie, always good to see more Aussie builds.

    Russell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mikie
    Adelaide, whewr's that?

    Only kiddin, I like how you think kn1ghtjp, build as many as you can while you have the enthusiasm.

    Bob,

    What software issues do you have, we could try over email,etc to get you going

    /Michael

    i asked a japanese exchange student where adelaide was and he said it was the capital of australia. but anyway, i was born and bred in adelaide, but the cold got to me now i live in brisbane (southside). i am looking to build (actually started) a mill. but the lathe will be on the way once the mill is done, at the rate im going the mill will be completed by 2060(lol).

    On the other hand, You have different fingers.


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    under australian suppliers you should add:

    www.minibearings.com.au

    this company is known as

    Small Parts and Bearings, they are located on Wecker RD, Mansfield, Brisbane (about two doors down from the mansfield tavern).

    On the other hand, You have different fingers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino
    (about two doors down from the mansfield tavern).
    So you can get your bearings and beer in one stop... sweet.

    Russell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by epineh
    So you can get your bearings and beer in one stop... sweet.

    Russell.
    or ball screws and beer, or bushes and beer, bolts and beer. i think you have an image now.

    On the other hand, You have different fingers.


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    sheesh this thread did not last too long!!! and I dont suppose anybody is watching it any more.......if you are, I am Aussie and designing a CNC Mill from the ground up. with a view to building one.....so it is a lot of reasearch and design to get it right the first time. 800x600x300 is the projected size. anyway if this has moved somwhere else can somone let me know? I also have a small job in Al. if anyone is interested in doing it in Aus.

    cheers,
    Lachlan.



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    oops.....I did not go to page 4.....sorry.

    To follow on. I live in Newcastle (for 6 months more anyway) and would love to chat CNC with anyone here in Aus who is doing somthing similar to me. I have found quite a few resources myself. I am also learing AutoCAD and SolidEdge but would like to try Solid Works as it seems to be more accepted in the industry (CNC).

    BTW and mentioned above does anyone know of anyoneelse that would like a small job milling up a Part for a motorcycle? might turn into more parts if it works out.

    nice to be here and also hope to chat more to fellow aussies who dream about CNC machines......(LOL! I do have other interests!)

    Oh and just quick overview of my mill:

    X axis: 800to1000mm
    Y 600 or more
    Z 300 (prob maximum)

    Sliding X-table
    stationary gantry.
    All steel base and table will prob. be Al.
    building without decent machine tools. so might need some help with precision parts. lots of ideas in the area of alignment and straightness but need some more.
    looking at using steppers at this stage but who knows.....
    Spindle will have to decent because I plan to have a mill capable of milling Steel, so I really need a variable speed (using manual change toothed belt drive) and considering the use of RC Car/ plane motors they seem to be really good bang for the buck and power to weight. could even put 2 or 3 in parallel for some real power.
    this one here: http://www.espritmodel.com/accesories_axi5330.html
    could deliver almost 2kW! and weighs 650gms.......
    love to hear some thoughts! cooling might be an issue tho.

    anyway rambled too much!

    Regards,
    Lachlan.



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    What a great idea.

    I'm Colin, live on the Gold Coast, work in the exciting industry of commercial insurance (can you feel the sarcasm), hey at least I get every weekend free to play in the shed! Am doing my first CNC retrofit to a mini lathe - learning curve +++++++

    An Australian offshoot would be awesome as trying to find things like motors, drivers etc is a nightmare, not that you can't find any, just there isn't a lot of choices in Australia (not that I have come accross).

    Actually a list of suppliers for parts in Australia would be great!

    Be definately keeping an eye on this.



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    hi guys still looking at getting my wood router off the ground . need some help with software ,what are people using to design projects in 3d ,thats easy to use and affordable . help would be apreciated . good cutting bob



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