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AtomicProf

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 01:39:02 AM »
1:  SO -- David showed me how to use the CNC machine. 
2:  Seems pretty straight forward.
3:  I cut out an imaginary OVAL.  (Showed David how the CUT2D software is smart enough to know inside/outside/inside cuts)
4;  Was DISAPPOINTED that a crv saved from CUT2D DEMO on my Macbook Pro would not import into the licensed CUT2D
      It gave a message like "HEY, why are you trying to rip us off?  We know you made this file in the DEMO on another machine, so screw YOU!"
5:  Learned how to set the ORIGIN .. ie Homing position.
6:  Learned how to align the machine
        a - run the machine head up towards the wall, up to the BLACK marks
        b - unplug the bad boy, aka CNC machine
        c - turn the belts by hand to hit the end stops


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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »
Yeah, it's pretty simple. If anyone needs help with the software just let me know. I'm happy to show/teach anyone who wants to know.

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 10:47:56 AM »
I was down in Melbourne on thursday picking up my new air compressor. I stopped by Astro Too and picked up a load of Omron limit switches (8) that we can install on the CNC, to help with the whole homing thing. This should allow it to auto-square the gantry, provided the software is configured to do so.

We need to get the electronics and such up off the floor. They're getting covered in dust and that is no bueno. If someone wants to get up there and hammer out a box that we can put this stuff in, I'm off work monday and tuesday. I'm down with using the CNC to create such a box, if that is desired. Working up plans ahead of time would be nice. Alternatively, a nice weatherproof plastic or metal box would be good, where we can cut holes in to allow (filtered) ventilation.

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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 12:04:29 AM »
Box for the Electronics


1:  I can make this. 
2:  I'm going to make a six or eight in high box that is about 2 feet wide or so, and maybe 3 feet long. 
3:  It will fit under the bed in the center with access from the side of the cnc machine.
4:  It will be attached to the metal bed with toggle bolts.
5:  The power supplies and all of the electronics will sit on a "make shift" board that will act as a draw. 
6:  We can slide the board out to access the components, but they will be in out of the dust most of the time.



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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 03:26:36 PM »
Box for Electronics is under construction --



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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2013, 09:47:00 AM »
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Re: Wood CNC Machine
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 03:40:42 AM »
OK -- Danny helped me install the shelf/dust shield for the power supplies and electronics.


I am very pleased with how this worked out.  See photo below. 


I'm working on mounting the Video monitor and keyboard now.  Danny and I discussed this and I like.  I'll be using the CNC machine to make these mounts. 


Some people may not like the mount I make, but it will do until we do something else.  And I suspect the design will grow on people.  So lets see what happens.


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