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    Quote Originally Posted by kb18951452 View Post
    I am planning on using the HDPE i have for All the parts, Even the smaller ones. Just gonna adjust the bolt lengths. I don't think its gonna be a problem.
    HDPE tends to have more flex on larger peices than MDF does, AFAIK. Using HDPE for the gantry frame would introduce alot of flex and backlash, I would think. Maybe not, it's not like I've built one out of HDPE or anything.


    Quote Originally Posted by kb18951452 View Post
    there wouldnt happen to be a thread or a guide on where people have harvested free materials? Seems like i read someone (Joe?) collecting they're power supply from a microwave? And i read smeone else recently making one from 3 old computer power supplies(i have plenty of those)

    Maybe i should get the parts list and start finding things that can be easly obtained to salvage parts from. Like, How about a source for Skate Beearings? Gas Pipe?

    I think i need to find that original post about power supplies from computers. i bet that setup doesnt need a transformer (FYI i know NOTHING about Electricity)
    Microwave power supplies can be done, but are dangeous in the actual harvesting of parts to take from it. And the Transformer+Capacitor+Bleed Resistor+bridging IS the power supply Can't have a power supply without the transformer.



    But back on the original topic, I'm keeping detailed records of all the cash I spend on the machine, I plan on adding all those details to a build thread on here soon. It can definately vary based on what options you want to spend money on (ex., $12 for Leadscrews at USE-ENCO.com, or $130 for 1/4 2-starts from McMaster)



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    I just started my joe's build - cut one Y torsion rib using my table build on thread (http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35713) will post some pics on how it looks now in some 2 weeks, because I live in city center and have no place to run CNC other than on my girlfriends country side house I can visit it once in 2 weeks, so the build will be sooooooooo long but as it seams 1st joes in Latvia



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    Cost:

    Here is some of what I have gathered in my research your mileage may vary, but I am going to do this from the stand point of a novice who is not going to shop around for weeks and spend days soldering electronics etc.

    Plans $100
    Joes Kit $400
    Blade runner plug and play electronics $1200
    Deluxe kit from dumpstercnc for lead screws and backlash nuts $160

    Lead Screws $200
    Bolts to put it all together $160
    Router $200
    bits and collets $150

    80/20 extrusions $120

    unistrut ?????

    V roller bearings ?????

    concentric eccentric bushings ??????

    Steel angle ??????

    Mach 3 $160

    Vectric Aspire $1700

    So grand total to have a fully operating machine with the awesome vectric software is: $4550 add in the question mark items above and I would say one is approaching close to 5k running in your shop.



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    Don't forget the title , This thread is really for the Joe's CNC Model 2006 now the CNC 4x4 Hybrid, if people post a poll and its for the CNC 4x4 it will throw if off.

    Joe



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    I see 103 total votes in the poll now.
    WOW Joe you have quite the empire.
    Are there really 100+ 2006 machines out there?



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    I'm sure there are allot more, from those who do not post, and others.



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    I'll be reusing electronics, power supply, and motors from the JGRO making the J2006 parts. Cost will be for 2 start lead screws, anti backlash nuts and wood. All the rest are extras and stuff laying around. Under $500 I think. What's this about plans for $100?



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    Look at the 5 start screws. If your motors are up to it these may be better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWild View Post
    What's this about plans for $100?
    That's for plans for the 4x4 Hybrid.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


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    So far I am in about $3,500+ area.... however, that includes tools such as a brand new drill press, a router, a set of drill bits, a set of router bits, a tapping set and just a bunch of other things. On top of that that also includes a brand new $700 computer for designing and controlling the machine. So, as for machine only.... I am probably in $2,000 area but that's just because I went with stuff like high quality 5 start screws, dumpstercnc, G540 and so on and on. I wasn't shooting for a super economy diy cnc, but something that would not rip a giant hole in the pocket and was duable.

    Seeing how this project has built up a nice range of tools, a new computer and most of all.... *drum roll* a cnc! it's not so bad.



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