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    Someone to make wire loop

    See my other thread on building a wire band saw.

    Now I need someone to make a wire loop (or 2-3?) for me connecting the ends of the wire I will send them as neatly as possible while maintaining...
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw

    No, has to be the wire I have (see attached)


    Still making progress building - should be able to do some trial cutting this week
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw

    A bearing like this?


    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VRMAAMXQIfJRFyXg/s-l500.jpg

    Guess I'd have to epoxy it in place in a hole about the O.D. size - or is there a better way of...
  4. Re: foam cutting cnc- best cutting method?

    Did you find a solution?
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    Re: Nichrome ribbon wire question

    Posting a drawing of the required part might make it easier to help you
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw - PROGRESS...

    Making progress - have made some 6" wood wheels that seem to be able to drive the wire ok without any problem. Each wheel (drive and idler) has a tight fitted 1/4" SS center shaft (see diagram). ...
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw

    I already tried making a loop by twisting ends together and it looks functionally fine.
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw

    Looks like I can get v-groove guide bearings for the wire on eBay - only need some kind of drive roller* to move the wire via a small motor. Any advice?

    I can apparently easily make the wire...
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw

    I need to add here that the wire does not actually have any abrasive grit but is a "dual twisted" wire - one wire tightly wound around another strand of the same wire; is Intended mainly for cutting...
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    Re: Need help to build wire band saw

    Anyone who would like to help me in this project is most welcome. This is intended to be a productive and potentially quite profitable endeavor.
  11. Cnc foam cutting machine designer, builder, programmer, operator needed in MI, USA

    Job opportunity in Central Michigan for someone that can design, build, program, and operate a polyurethane foam cutting machine and other machines using similar technology. Unlimited growth...
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    Need help to build wire band saw

    I want to build (DIY) a horizontal band(wire) saw using a fine (.035") SS abrasive wire (instead of a blade) I have on hand with about a 32-40 inch cutting length and a 6" throat. Question is what...
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    Re: Generating G code

    And I need a SIMPLE, EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND USE program that I can input G-code to and it will make a 2D drawing of the tool path the code will generate to view.

    I watched the intro video for...
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    Re: Generating G code

    I only need something for a 2 axis machine so will only be drawing in 2 dimensions.
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    Generating G code

    Is there some kind (or kinds) of a drawing program that all you do is draw the profile you want to make and the program will generate the G code to run your Mach 3 sotware for it?
  16. Need to maximize rotary to linear motion

    Using steppers with 1/4" shafts I want to convert their rotary motion to linear at a maximum rate - IOW, something like one full turn of shaft produces 1" of linear motion*. How can I do this and...
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    Re: Design of a new hot wire cutter

    Highly doubt it - post some pics or drawings of this project and perhaps I can advise
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    Re: Kit recommendation

    Only foam - see my post under title "Need some mentoring"
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    Re: Need some mentoring (remote or local)

    $5,000 sound better?
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    Kit recommendation

    OK, not getting much help with my other post - how about this: who/what would be the best kit recommendation or kit supplier for under $2,000?
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    Re: Need some mentoring (remote or local)

    Called him - he says no - next?
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    Re: Need some mentoring (remote or local)

    OK then - $1000 payment to anyone who will give me the help AT MY LOCATION* I need to complete this machine. $1000 paid upon successful completion including programming and production of product....
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    Re: Need some mentoring (remote or local)

    BTW, I will be glad to pay someone for their time & effort to help me complete this project.
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    Need some mentoring (remote or local)

    Starting to put together a basic 2 axis hot wire cutter to cut some simple patterns in foam - very limited knowledge of cnc technology so need some advising.

    Have setup a table (approx 7' x 4')...
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