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    Free Router plans! and Discuss it here.

    Here is the link for the free router plans http://www.cnczone.com/modules.php?n...category&cid=2 please discuss the plans here in this thread.

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    Very nice looking machine and detailed plan!
    /Niels

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    It's fixed.

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    Those are very cool plans, jgro, You have made a major contribution to the CNC hobbiest world. Thanks for taking the time to draw up these plans.

    5 Stars to you.

    NOTE: To all those who download the plans. If you right click on the link and select "save target as" you will be able to save the plans instead of just opening them in your browser. I might suggest that the PDF be zipped so that it will automatically save instead of opening in a browser window.
    Being outside the square !!!

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    Thanks.
    Please check out my CNC blog
    http://cncinside.com

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    Im back again. I just wanted to say I just printed off those plans, and am EXTREMELY impressed with the work that you did.

    I laugh to myself about all the noise that happened in the open source forum, while the quiet achiever typed away and actually produced something.

    Thats a "TOUCHDOWN" jgro
    Being outside the square !!!

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    Thank you

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    Thanks,just want to ask how much is it going to cost me in the end?

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    I went through a few iterations before I came up with what's in the plans. I estimated that it cost me about $400.00. That included a Xylotex controller and stepper motors that I bought from Ebay. I had a computer, monitor and router lying around. Maybe CNC Darren can give a better cost as he just built one from my plans http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6168

    jgro

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    Thanks

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    what motors and driveres? do you recommend to use?

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    Hi CNC Wana Bee, I just threw some numbers together and came up with around $300+ misc hardware and router. I went with the Hobby CNC 3 axis unipolar chopper drive and thier 80/oz motors, you have to solder the parts on the board but i didnt find it to hard to do. For a ready to run board it seems most people go with the Xylotex board. Jgro here is a pic of mine, the extended version. My brother got a sign job and we had to make the table a bit longer using 60" gas pipe. The bolts going thru the side frames push in on the gas pipe as I found that the gas pipe would flex out as it got close to the center of travel. here are a couple of pics and a completed sign minus the vinyl letters. I'm trying to work in a dust collector project while running these signs to hold the dust down a bit.

    Darren :cheers:
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    Thanks dude.
    dose it make too much dust?
    and can you post a pic of the bolts that you used?
    thanks again,alex.
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    that is a sweet machine you have there

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    Nice sign. Looks classy.
    Randy

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    Link says I can't have access to that page?

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    the dust isnt to bad on small parts but on the large oval there is quite a bit. I dont think it would be as bad if I were cutting ply or something like that but MDF is a very fine dust and goes everywhere. I'll get some pics of the bolts next time i'm over there.

    Darren

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    Ok Thanks dude i just need to Think of some think to have no dust at all.
    im a dead man i my wifes see's dust.

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    some people build an enclosure around the machine to contain the dust inside of it and I think it would quiet it down a little. That way all you would need to do is clean out the enclosure. I have thought about doing that but ints in a wood working shop right now and the dust isnt a problem.

    Darren

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    I was thinking about buliding a plastic cage around the machine.
    what do you think about it?
    will it work?

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    very cool plans . does anyone have a ballpark figure on cost to produce this machine.
    I am on a shoe string budget
    thanks Bruce

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