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    New CNC Machine

    I just finished building my new CNC machine. Same cut area as my old one, but much more robust. There are a couple of quick pictures in the photo gallery under CNC. I have completed the first CJ1 panel using the new CNC. It has the ability to be backlit. Also did some work in CUT2D to get my lettering into a single line font. Not easy to do this way. But it is looking very good. If I could remember (comes with age) how to upload a picture, I would. Maybe I did do it.

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    Re: New CNC Machine

    OK, I guess it has been awhile since i uploaded any pictures. It sure is easier now.....The pictures were taken after attaching a blank piece of white paper behind the panel to diffuse the light.

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    Re: New CNC Machine

    Beautiful work Sir!
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    Re: New CNC Machine

    Nice work, Milt - both the panel and the new CNC.
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    Re: New CNC Machine

    Thank you. The old machine was a good one, but it was time to get something sturdier. I am hoping it will be able to handle a trim router instead of a dremel type tool......give it a couple of months and I will find out.

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    Re: New CNC Machine

    Milt,

    This is usually the case when scratch-building CNC and itís also a part of the learning curve.
    There are always some issues with the rig, but you learn to live with them -
    milling slower, shallower etc. and you can replace those weak parts along the way.

    I've been quite lucky with my own rig - only replaced the Z-axis and the spindle so far.

    The clue is to match the machine to the work you need to accomplish.
    So the day I need to do some aluminum operations, I may have to swap a few parts.
    As Wendy also mention - you'll never regret to go up the ladder and pick a decent spindle.
    It's so much more stability in speed and less vibrations running for instance the Kress engines.

    Happy milling,
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    Re: New CNC Machine

    I agree Perik. I am already thinking about changing the main rods from 5/8" to 3/4" and the y axis rods from 1/2" to 5/8" and using 3/8" threads, but as I said, later.

    Milt

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