- June 25, 2016 at 6:48 pm #13991
I am attempting to build a machine with a 24″x24″ build area. First thanks Vicious for the great machine.
Here’s what I have so far.
I haven’t tried to get anything squared up yet I just put it together and I figured I would get it lined up when I attach it to the table.
When I printed the parts I used simplify3d and on the old ones I needed to use horizontal size compensation set to -0.2mm or they were way too tight. With the new parts I didn’t adjust anything and they fit perfectly.
Putting that center assembly together was quite a puzzle I couldn’t really see how it was going to go together when I was printing the parts. After getting it all printed I followed vicious’s instructions and was able to get it together. It was almost like solving a rubics cube or something how I couldn’t really see how it was going to fit together until then end. After I got it assembled I was amazed how well the parts all fit together and the details are incredible. Like how on the XYZ part there are these little rounded cut outs that fit perfectly around some bumps on the XY part.
Now I have to wait for parts to come. I didn’t want to order everything in case I couldn’t even get to this point.
I need to get something to mount it on done before my parts come so I can continue. I bought the stuff to make a table like vicious shows but now I am thinking maybe I will just make a platform and have it on the floor because then I can tip it up and move it out of the way. I am going to need to use this in the garage which will be full of cars in the winter so I will need to get the cnc out of the way. I suppose I could build the table and take off the legs when I need to move it too.June 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm #14031
Looks good. Second machine or updating your first?
Thanks for the compliments.June 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm #14035
First one so I am trying to take it a step at a time.July 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm #14344
Getting closer thanks Vicious and John for the help today.
Next I need to get it on the table and get stuff leveled.
Any suggestions for wire management?July 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm #14346
I use the braid, it’s kind of a pain to put on but once it’s there it is awesome. Some auto parts stores have it or of course amazon has it. I’m sure you don’t want to hear it since your almost done but the new rollers seem pretty good!
I bought a bunch of the braid and have been meaning to put it on the site but, another day.
Attachments:July 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm #14354
Did you release the inch version of the new rollers? I agree they look great. I only saw the metric ones. I am going to get it all working now and then I will probably print the new ones. I am too excited to start cutting now 🙂
What are you doing with the end of the wires going out of the tube to the ramps? Just letting them hang?July 4, 2016 at 8:32 pm #14357
I use a braid over the wires from tube to ramps.. I ordered it from Amazon.
Oh and I store as much of the extra wire in the pipe as I can…July 4, 2016 at 8:37 pm #14359
Attachments:July 6, 2016 at 11:25 am #14487
Here’s a video drawing ond of those dinosaur puzzle things.
Hopefully tonight I will get it out to the garage and get the wires cleaned up.July 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm #14648
Got a picture of how you ran the Z motor wire?
I got the mesh on X and Y and ran out so pieced some small pieces I had laying around together. I figured 20′ would be plenty.July 13, 2016 at 6:16 pm #14801
Finally got the dang dremel mounted on there and was able to make a cut.
I left it set at the 20mm/s and cut 1mm depth per pass and it didn’t really seem like anything was being taxed.
Now I need to get some plywood and cut out something.July 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm #14802
Anything but plywood, it cuts like crap and is full of glue. Get a chunk of pine or something similar. Much better results, plywood is the worst to cut.July 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm #14804
I was planning on making one of those dinosaur puzzle things so I was going to try 1/4 inch plywood. I will see if they have any other mateial 1/4 thick.
I bought this plan and made a 3d printed one so I figured since I already bought it I would make a wood one.
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