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      This is a quick build of a CNC Router made with 3 1000mm C-Beams for the X/Y axis and a 250mm C-Beam for the Z Axis. Moving each axis are Nema 23 High Torque series stepper motor. A 24v power suppply and a TinyG controller board will power the machine.
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      Receiving the packages from OpenBuilds. Everything was well packaged and marked to indicate the contents of the package. Only problem was that a package marked 25mm screws were actually 20mm.
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      Started by tapping the 5mm holes. I used a tap bought at Harbor Freight and it bent while tapping the extrusion. Lesson: buy quality tools.
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      File the ends to ensure each axis are the same length.

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      Filing the little nubs from the brackets.
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      Started assembling wheels and gantry plates. I'm embarrassed to say how many times I messed these up. You can spot many in the photos.
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      distraction cat
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      Slow progress. Things are coming together though.
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      I believe these are the screws that were marked 25mm but are only 20mm.
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      Motors!
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      Wiring, homing switches, and installing the water cooled spindle. I thought after assembling the frame I was almost done, I was wrong.

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      Limit switches will eventually be replaced with something better. These have plugs that come out way to easily and could cause problems.

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      Update: Made changes to the x-gantry, gives a lower profile and improved ridgitity.
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      Replaced the stiff orange water tubing with flexible clear tubing. The orange tube would kink too easily.

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      A parts list if you're interested
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      Wiring diagram for the Chinese vfd and spindle.

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