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  1. Thread: Mechmate build

    by Panovak
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    Re: Mechmate build

    Im looking for help determining what these 4 to 1 belt gears are worth. Any guesses? I cant seem to find anything online like it to compare to. Thanks
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    Re: Kim's - BTW 4x8 CNC Build

    One of the better diy machines I've ever seen. Congrats!
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    Looking good! That motor driving the ballscrew...

    Looking good! That motor driving the ballscrew looks huge. What is it?
  4. Thread: Mechmate build

    by Panovak
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    Re: Mechmate build

    Ok. Thanks machinedude. I just got a quote from dmm.
    3x 750w motors and drives
    1x 400w motor and drive
    cabling, etc for $2200.

    Not gonna lie there's some sticker shock but it seems it'll be...
  5. Thread: Mechmate build

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    Re: Mechmate build

    I have a question regarding which motors to run machine.
    I just purchased an acorn board. I am now trying to decide between dmm dyn 4 or clearpath servos. Is there a clear difference between the...
  6. Thread: Mechmate build

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    Re: Mechmate build

    Thanks. I never welded before doing this frame. I rented a welder. Nothing special but this machine will be plenty for what I'll be doing.
  7. Re: Help on best route for a 4x8 cnc machine -$10,000 budget

    I can tell you this. The maker space I am a member at bought a used indutrial machine for around 6k one year ago and have now spent a year fixing everything broken with it. The linear rails were shot...
  8. Re: Help on best route for a 4x8 cnc machine -$10,000 budget

    If I had $10,000 cash outright then a used indutrial machine would be a good choice. It's going to save you a lot of time and often they come with great features.
    I would have gone that route...
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    Re: Homemade fixed gantry build

    Looks really good! Did you design it?
  10. No. I just finished base table. See the post...

    No. I just finished base table. See the post right before yours in this sub forum
  11. I was in same boat as you and decided on a...

    I was in same boat as you and decided on a mechmate. I just posted a new build thread before you. I'm using linear rails instead of the v rails. Access to the plans cost 100usd but definitely worth...
  12. Thread: Mechmate build

    by Panovak
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    Mechmate build

    Hi everyone! I'm building a mechmate and thought I'd start a build thread here.
    I used i- beams as my rails because they were free! Typically mechmates use c channel. The machine is 6 feet wide and...
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    Re: Z axis question. Please help

    Thanks for the replies. I will be using linear guides and Rack and pinion on the rest of the machine.
  14. Re: Help with tips and with milling this bookshelf

    That bookcase was made from gluing, bending, shaping. Not any special tools per se.
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    I attached a couple images of the actuator with...

    I attached a couple images of the actuator with side plate and carriage removed.
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    Re: Z axis question. Please help

    Thanks for your input. Indeed it is fully supported. It's linear rails supports are machined from same piece as back plate. It's rated at 168lbs side loaded. I paid $150 for it so I'm not committed...
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    Z axis question. Please help

    Hi there,
    I'm looking for help assessing the usability of a Parker linear actuator I bought for use as my z axis.
    Im building a mechmate wood router. I've completed the base which I've made extra...
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    Suggestions on linear rails

    Hi there, I was looking for help/ suggestions on what size and type of linear rails to get for my diy cnc router build. I'm building a mechmate router. Im making it very heavy. The base table is made...
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    Any updates?

    Any updates?
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