Its 2am, and the wires are everywhere, but its done! (mostly)

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    Spent all day putting it together and just had my first successful test!

    The belts are pretty bad right now had to daize chain some zip ties to make up for the gap because of a failed initial cut, but the whole thing still works and a new belt is on its way and will be replacing that mess come tuesday!

    Overall it was a very easy build, I kept thinking things were missing but I’d always end up figuring it out after a few minutes, and Ryan helped me with a bunch of questions to help keep me on track.

    Just need to rangle all those wires make a bed for it and get that new belt!



    Nice you put that together pretty fast.

    The way you have it setup is generally the back, or rotated 180 degrees. It makes changing bits and tools more difficult. No harm in it if you prefer it that way.


    Yea. I noticed when I got it all running, I have some nylon wire covers coming, tuesday as well, probably take the whole thing apart and change that as well.

    And yea, I put it together in about 10 hours of just straight focused work on it with small breaks haha


    Starting the clean up process! X/Y wires are now much better. Now to figure out the Z axis.


    Almost done, routed out the test crown pattern with some foam board as my first test with the router and it worked great! Just have a few more clean ups to do and still need to get a wood bed for the middle (right now its temporary) waiting on home depot to fix there plywood cutting station 😐



    I love that purple foam.

    Hope all the software is making sense, can’t wait to see the first project. I got a cool one I am going to try and get some video of right now.


    Nice machine I love the way you make the table its giving you more possibility for top. Drag chain is printed? can you provide link.




    You never know when you need a hatchet when cncing. 😉

    Looks like you’re ready to make a mess.


    Yup, there is enough space to expand it another foot or so, which I might do in the future once I’ve got the hang of this! The chain was this one:


    haha…yea the hatchet was being used as a hammer, till I found my hammer.


    Here’s my last step (at least for now till home depot can fix there plywood cutting station 😐 so I can finish the bed) I used an arduino and big beefy solid state relay (25amps/250volts) and an arcade button with an LED inside to show power state to create a power button for a plug mounted on the CNC machine! Which is used to power the CNC machine itself, plus an additional plug for whatever is being used!


    Time to finish up my first design, and get this thing dancing!



    That’s cool. Like a smart estop.

    I found a local place to buy Baltic Birch plywood (the 60×60 stuff). They cut it down to fit into my car for free on their table saw. Bb ply is expensive, but it mills so nice. Like sugar cookie dough. And the edges are acceptable to the wife.


    Hmm maybe I should look for a more local source, home depot as failed me to much at this point.

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