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      Hey, thought I'd post my build log of this really great machine. This is is basically a stock LEAD machine 1010. The instructional videos were used for assembly.

      I'm new to the CNC routing process, but I have built and owned a 3d printer some years ago which has helped me take the plunge.

      You should be able to click the images to zoom in. Enjoy!

      It came packaged well
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      Getting it unpackaged and laid out
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      Got the Y axis assembled
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      Assembled the base frame
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      Attached the Y rails to the base
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      Installed the gantry and Z axis
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      NEMA 32 high torque motors!
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      Inserting the Y axis leadscrews
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      All leadscrews in
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      Put the router on for mock-up
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      Starting wiring it up
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      Got the 3/4" MDF spoilerboard cut and installed
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      Power supply connected, all that's left to do is connect and jog it around!!
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      I 3d printed this Sharpie holder to start with as I didn't have tools to cut stuff with just yet.
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      Sharpie attached! I 3d printed the mini gantry plate from openbuilds, downloaded the L brackets from thingiverse, and drew up the rectangular piece that bolts to the router mount. I got the idea from this Openbuilds project: Pen Holder V1.0 and then improvised so I didn't need to use the wheels but rather 90 degree L brackets.

      The sharpie just lays in the v groove and two rubber bands hold it on. Big thanks to the maker this thing works great!
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      This is the only picture I have for some reason but it works great, have done some pretty detailed drawings with it.
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      Finally got a cut done, this was a 1/4" cheap-o harbour freight bit that was obviously way to big for the piece. Nonetheless, the first cut is done!
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      Got some T-slots cut in the spoilerboard and cut out come P clamps from Openbuilds (thanks to the author!!)

      Also built a dedicated table to hold the router. I was really glad to get it off the worktable it was sitting on.
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      We've done a number of cuts so far, MDF, oak, pine, cedar. It's working great, I need to upload some pics of some of the results.

      In terms of clamping the material down, I cut some of these P clamps from " P " Cnc Clamps Big thank you to the maker!

      I'm looking to do more of a compression clamp than having a clamp sit on top of the stock and clamp downwards. I'm using these P clamps cut from 3/4" birch plywood. There is a bolt with it's head in the t-slot that I cut in the spoilerboard which I run through the P clamp and tighten down with a nut on top. I made my t-slots in such a way that the bolt I am using can slide into the track and have it's head locked into place so it cannot spin while tightening.

      I found the P shape gives decent clamping options. It's not the best but so far I've gotten decent results until I can look into upgrading my setup.

      I started working on a dust shoe and tried to print one out, 18h print, came out and checked on it around hour 8 and this is what I got. The hotend is trashed. Could be worse, at least I can upgrade it now!
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      I keep buttoning up stuff, doing some cable management.
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      Side view
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      Got the power supply and controller back here. The Logic Supply IOT power strip has the router plugged into a normally off port. I wired the + up to SPL on my board and the - to ground. Thanks valleskon!
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      Wires mostly good to go and all labeled.
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      I had this 4U PC server case laying around and thought it would be perfect for a CNC computer case. Got it up and running and need to build a rack for it underneath the table for it to mount in.
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      Update 1

      I had this button lying around that I was given from a vendor. It was a USB device that you would plug into your PC and when you hit the button, a website opened up or some such nonsense. Anyway, I went ahead and made a stop switch out of it by opening it up and soldering my wires directly to the switch.

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      Works great for my application!

      I got the PC shelf built and it's been living in it's new home for a few weeks now.

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      Here's some of the stuff I've cut so far, this machine works great, even in my unskilled hands!

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      Up next:

      - Monitor Stand
      - Touchplate

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