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Motors Spinning

I got motors spinning last night. I booted up EMC2 and connected my Hobby CNC Pro board. I had to turn down the voltage on the motors because my bench power supply wouldn’t run it at full power. But, I successfully ran the default g-code in the EMC program. Now all I need to get […]

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Making progress

I’ve been making progress on my CNC project. The progress is the main reason I haven’t really been posting much. I decided to build an ‘ugly’ maching in order to get a really good one going. In this vein I am going to build a variation of a Joe2006 machine. Then with that one built, […]

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Router Purchase

I was lucky, well me and the other Norco employees. We got a gift card as a Christmas present from Norco. So I took mine and bought a Rigid router combo to use as a spindle and also to help me build my first CNC router. Most people I see building up a CNC router […]

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First Linear slide

I got a slide done, and the other 5 drilled and ready for bolts and bearings. I spent $22.94 bringing the total to $70.84 Still working on the design as well. I’m 90% sure I’m going with 8020 for the gantry and the support at this point. I don’t see a way that I can […]

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Rough Sketchup drawing

Here is my peliminary idea for what I want in a CNC Router. Not even close to being done, but it is a start. This one is using 3 inch cold rolled plates as part of the linear motion. I’m thinking about using some angle that has been trued up on a mill. Don’t know […]

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