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Mark Carew
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Mark Carew

OpenBuilds Team, Male, from NJ

Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

Saturday = Build Day! Oct 15, 2016

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Feb 23, 2017 at 5:06 PM
    1. Peter O'Hagan
      Peter O'Hagan
      Hi Mark
      Just finished my first build. The C beam xl. Great kit from the uk supplier ooznest also fantastic support too. Looking to start wiring up so reaching out for some help around the Grbl setting for v3 board and the xl. Also siting and setting micro stop switches and the whole concept of homing! Any help would be really appreciated as looking forward to sending first Gcode
      P
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hello Peter, congratulations on your Build!
        On the xPRO settings please see the xPRO thread here
        http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/cnc-xpro-driver.643/
        This is where the guys from Spark Concepts (board creators) hang out. They will be glad to help you on your questions. Hope this helps to get you up and running!
        Feb 12, 2017
      2. Peter O'Hagan
        Peter O'Hagan
        Thanks Mark I am on my cyber travels as I post!
        Feb 12, 2017
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    2. Jan Willem Kooi
      Jan Willem Kooi
      Hello Mark, I am new to this forum and to the CNC world. I love woodworking and want to see if CNC is something for me. Trough you video's and part list, owning a OX is a realistic option. What i find difficult is where to start? I don't have the budget to order everything at once. Do you have some tips how to begin, what to do and not to do? thnx JW
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Feb 7, 2017
    3. Brian Bland
      Brian Bland
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      2. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Thanks Brian, got'em :) Nice job
        Feb 4, 2017
    4. PhotoSgt85
      PhotoSgt85
      Hey Mark, any news on that secret project that may have involved solder?
    5. dennisn8tkk
      dennisn8tkk
      Hi Mark, IS there a Makita adapter that fits the Dewalt one you sell in your store ? Or are you planning to having one ?
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hello @dennisn8tkk we do not have an adapter available on the Part Store as of yet. But in the mean time you could 3D print one. There are a few different ones in the Resources that may help
        Jan 11, 2017
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    6. Stephan Schmidl
      Stephan Schmidl
      Hi Mark, may I ask you something to the OX CNC mill? I am absolutely new to that CNC Topic and would like to know, what max feed rate and acceleration the OX CNC with the CNC X Pro Controller board can handle? I want to use 6mm flat end mills with XPS foam. Thank you in advance, pitily found nothing in the Manual and here in the Forum. Greetings and a succesful new year 2017, Stephan
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Jan 2, 2017
      2. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        There are always other factors that will changes these settings mainly how the machine is built , but this is a good starting point. Hope this helps, be sure to ask questions in the discussion thread of the build (tab at the top) so that other will learn as well. Thank you
        Jan 2, 2017
    7. Graeme Lupton
      Graeme Lupton
      Hi, can anyone tell me, has anyone built a sliding table saw fence. Thanks
      1. Mark Carew
        Dec 30, 2016
    8. Adnan Shaikh
      Adnan Shaikh
      Hello Mark!
      I am building my 3 axis cnc router with fixed table.
      I am from India so I can't get x pro controller here. I am facing problems in selecting suitable controller and driver. Please help me to solve my problem. Help me to select them with lowest possible cost. I am waiting for your valuable suggestions.
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Dec 29, 2016
      2. Adnan Shaikh
        Adnan Shaikh
        Thanks
        Dec 29, 2016
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    9. Dirty Knuckles
      Dirty Knuckles
      Mark,
      Should I combine the grounds of a separate power supply and a control boards USB ground?
      bob
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Nov 29, 2016
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    10. Headlodius
      Headlodius
      Hi Mark, I wanted to know if you could send me the link to the ox plate files. Had them, then lost my thumb drive they were on and can't locate that link I used when I purchased my c-beam bundle. Would like to upgrade to the OX build. Thanks.
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Nov 13, 2016
    11. Bill H.
      Bill H.
      Dear Mark, while browsing along I noticed that you had completed a C-Beam bundle. I have just bought one of these, and was wondering, if you would answer a couple of questions. Thanks for replying. Bill H.
      1. MaryD
        MaryD
        Bill, the fastest way to get the info you need is by posting to the Discussion Tabs or the C-Beam machine. We have some really great Moderators and Resident Builders who are happy to assist!
        Nov 3, 2016
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    12. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Saturday = Build Day!
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    13. Quadfather
      Quadfather
      Your advice would be appreciated
      Rgds

      Shaun
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hello I have sent you a message for support
        Oct 13, 2016
    14. Cyberjones
      Cyberjones
      Hi Mark,
      I live in Belgium and it is difficult to obtain the Open Builds hardware.
      The hardware is never sold here.
      Greetings Jones
      1. peter28
        peter28
        je kan die kopen bij ooznest in uk of in tronixmaker in antwerpen ik denk dat ook een bedrijf illamatech in gent zit die ze verkopen
        Sep 30, 2016
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    15. David Qualls
      David Qualls
      Mark, I bought my copy of Mach 3 from you, so they say I have to get you to give it to me again.

      David "Crash5050" Qualls
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hi David! Wow long time brother :) Good to hear from you.
        If you email the Part Store directly they should be able to get you taken care of on the Mach licence. Contact@OpenBuildsPartStore.com
        Hope this helps get you back up and cutting,
        Sep 22, 2016
    16. crnrstndes
      crnrstndes
      Hi Mark, I have a question about the C-Beam, I don't plan on it being a plate maker but I want it for engraving and inlay work on my custom cutting boards. On your build you used a 12" X 12" piece of MDF . I want to increase the board size to 14 1/2" wide! Any problems??

      Thanks very much!
      Stephen Buckle
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hello Stephen, I do not see this being a problem. You should be able to expand the machine a little more without having to add another Y axis and for support you could just use a couple more V-Slot rails on each size of the Y axis. That a look that Moags C-Bema Machine XL for some ideas - http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-machine-xlarge.3675/
        Hope this helps, all the best with your Build!
        Sep 22, 2016
      2. crnrstndes
        crnrstndes
        Thanks Mark!
        Sep 22, 2016
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    17. Dion
      Dion
      Hi Mark

      Just want to bring your attention to a small spelling mistake on your OpenBuild C-Beam Machine Build page.

      You wrote:

      "If your interested in purchasing a C-Beam™ Machine Parts Bundle please click here."

      ...when it should of course be...

      "If you're interested..."

      You + are = "you're" (contraction) and not "your" (possessive noun)

      Dion
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Thanks for the helpful feedback Dion, 'you're' the best! ;)
        Sep 12, 2016
    18. Graeme Bland
      Graeme Bland
      Hi Mark,

      Great article and will be building this week when remainder of parts arrive.

      Quick observation that the OX Build parts list states 13 13 Eccentrics and the build doc states 20.

      Graeme.
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Thanks for the feedback Graeme. It should be 13
        Aug 31, 2016
    19. Eric Filomeno
      Eric Filomeno
      Hi Mark,
      I just placed an order for my first build and the only thing I think I need now is a 2:1 linear actuator reduction plate/gears/belt/etc... Can you tell me when these will be available?
      Thanks!,
      -Eric
      1. MaryD
        MaryD
        Eric, the best place to get product information and dates is from the Part Store. You can reach them @ Contact@OpenBuildsPartStore.com
        Aug 29, 2016
    20. chopper
      chopper
      Is the c beam bundle out of stock or unavailable for purchase if so what is the lead time?
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Aug 22, 2016
      2. MaryD
        MaryD
        C-Beam Bundles are back In-Stock!
        Aug 24, 2016
    21. PCZ
      PCZ
      Mark I am interested in outsourcing a machine design using openbuild parts. Is there a way to contact users to gauge interest and/or capabilities?
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hello PCZ, I would suggest finding a Builder who has already posted a Build that is closet to what you have in mind for your application and ask them though a message if they would be interested in creating a custom Build for you.
        Aug 16, 2016
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    22. Charlie B
      Charlie B
      Hi Mark I am completely new to to this forum and was looking at the basic C-Beam but then came across this X-Large project which is ultimatey what I would have developed the basic model into. My question is, is this X-Large version too much for a complete novice? What would be the estimated cost of the kit bundle plus electrics?
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Aug 16, 2016
      2. MaryD
        MaryD
        To add to Mark's comment, our test machine was built by a novice. The build manual was so detailed that he was able to complete the build on his own in what would have been less than a weekend!
        Aug 24, 2016
    23. George Ioakimedes
      George Ioakimedes
      I'm looking for advice on building a small XYZ station. We will be using it to probe and test circuit boards which are in a 5" x 6" array panel. Almost no torque requirements other than to move the assembly and maybe 1-3" Z travel to probe the board. What's your thoughts on coming up with the most cost effective solution since we plan on building several of these. Any helpful pointers would be greatly appreciated.
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Aug 16, 2016
    24. Tyler Taschner
      Tyler Taschner
      Mark,

      I am working with the lead screw linear actuator system and I am really looking for a 1500mm length of the 8mm diameter lead screw option that is available through this website. Is there any possibility of that being an option? The application that I will be using it for is a little custom so the rigidity of the 1500mm length wont be an issue.

      Thank you for your time.
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Aug 16, 2016
    25. eddyg
      eddyg
      Mark, I'm sorry to bother you but I have no more turns to make. I purchased Mach3 and keep in mind I have no experience with CNC yet, I got a TinyG. I want to use mach3 but I found out it is not possible. what are my options? I cannot use chillipepper because there's no internet connection in my shop. Should I change controller board to something more Mach3 compatible? any suggestions?
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hello Eddyg I have not used the TingG but I do remember the tgFX controller software that was being worked on some time back. It has been replaced with Chillipepper but its still there and you may find a way to use it.
        https://github.com/synthetos/tgFX
        Jun 29, 2016
      2. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Jun 29, 2016
    26. Rav3nDESIGNS
      Rav3nDESIGNS
      Hi Mark, newbie to the forum
      was thinking of building the Big OX 1500 x 1000 you have in the CNC section.
      I have a cheap chinese cnc but want to build something a little more serious.
      I mainly cut aluminum , carbon fiber and g10 was thinking of using a 2.2kv spindle would the current gantry handle that?

      I have found your parts list but i'm not sure what i would need to swap out to make it more robust?

      Troy
      1. Mark Carew
        Mark Carew
        Hi Tony, welcome to the OpenBuilds community! I would suggest looking at some of the new Builds that will be using the C-Beam XL plates they are really nice and have a lot of flexibility when building.
        http://openbuildspartstore.com/c-beam-gantry-plate-xlarge/
        We have a couple example builds posted and soon (working on them) will have more including their bundles. Hope this helps
        Jun 13, 2016
    27. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      The Nema 17 lead screw driven can move up to 400 in/min. Hope this helps , we look forward to seeing your Build.
    28. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      The Nema 23 HT (larger motor) lead screw driven can move up to 200 in/min.
    29. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello @Mark G from the testing we have had reported. The Nema 23 lead screw driven can move up to 300 in/min
    30. Mark G
      Mark G
      Hi Mark- I'm trying to build a linear pumping system. For best results the table must move (in only 1 axis) about 60 inches per minute. Can a lead screw type drive move this fast or should I try the belt assembly? Total travel is about 6".
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