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  1. Smfuller
    Smfuller Mark Carew
    Hi mark building my first machine need some cam help on a project i eould like to do any suggestions
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello Smfuller, welcome to OpenBuilds!
      Sure I would say it really depends on if you mainly want to do 2D cut out s and pocketing or full on 3D relief type carvings. Have a look at Vectics products and compare - http://www.vectric.com/products/compare.html
      Jan 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Jan 19, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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  2. Lindsey Lewis
    Lindsey Lewis
    Waiting on spindle speed controller to arrive.
  3. JWhitten
    JWhitten
    1. MaryD likes this.
  4. justin hunt
    justin hunt Kyo
    Whats up kyo building a sphinx and was wonder if u had dimensions for the plates needed for xy and z or possible them in an svg format?
  5. CharlieShimota
    CharlieShimota MaryD
    Hi Mary, I just received an order from Openbuilds and was disappointed to find that the 45mm cap screws were m3's. I was planning on using them to mount my steppers but already have m5 threads cut. That's my bad, I didn't look carefully when I placed the order, just wondering if the cap screws are even available in m5?
    1. MaryD
      Jan 3, 2018
    2. CharlieShimota
      CharlieShimota
      Ok, thanks. I still wonder why the m3 cap screws are in with the list you sent?
      Jan 3, 2018
  6. Lindsey Lewis
    Lindsey Lewis
    Wiring Mini CNC Mill
    1. MaryD likes this.
  7. crispin
    crispin
    how do I add a gallery or add pics to an album?
  8. Gary Weliver
    Gary Weliver
    Day after X-mad I received my Mini Mill Bundle with upgrades HD steppers. Can’t wait to get started. Still going thru all the How to Videos
  9. dennisn8tkk
    dennisn8tkk
    Building ......
    1. Gary Weliver likes this.
  10. Marcjwebb
    Marcjwebb plexer
    hi there, I also really interested in getting the plates made by yourself on the group UK bit, what material are these made from?

    Thanks advance,

    Marc
    1. Gary Weliver likes this.
    2. plexer
      plexer
      Hi Marc, wow thanks for the comment this is the first time I've logged in to the forum in a long time I can't remember the actual spec of the material now and unlikely to get any more cut unless there is enough people wanting them
      Dec 20, 2017
  11. Laurmees
    Laurmees DazTheGas
    Hello Daz.
    you are a great thought
    and a man with deeds
    I need to make my cnc machine
    is not perfect with this technology and
    language
    that too
    need to write privately to you
    but what about
    my e-mail
    [email protected]
  12. Mardonis
    Mardonis
    Still breathing.
  13. Mardonis
    Mardonis
    Whether you think you can, can't or won't, your right.
  14. Mardonis
    Mardonis
    Whether you think you can, can't or won't, your right.
  15. Ariel Yahni
    Ariel Yahni
    Testing 1,2
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Check ;->
      Dec 5, 2017
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  16. Seth Maltais
    Seth Maltais Kyo
    New to the forum. Working on a sphinx now. I have noticed that when using the extreme v wheels and mini v wheels with the c beam extrusion I have to use 2 1mm spacers on the mini v wheels to maintain alignment with the v grooves. The full size wheels on the out side of the c beam only need 1 1mm spacer while the inner mini v wheels need 2 1mm spacers along with the 6mm spacers. Any ideas as to why?
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      Nov 28, 2017
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  17. chingu
    chingu Mark Carew
    Hey Mark, I am new to the CNC community. I was looking at buying a C-Beam and was wondering if this build would be OK to use a laser diode down the road and alternate between them? And would I need to change out anything on the machine in order to do this i.e. boards, frame work etc;
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Welcome to the awesome OpenBuilds community! Yes I see no reason why you could not attach a laser diode down the road if you would like to, in fact guys here do it all the time in that they have both diodes as well as mills on the same machine. Hope this helps and we look forward to your Build, please share.
      Nov 26, 2017
  18. Kevin Payler
    Kevin Payler
    Just starting here. Waiting for the parts to arrive to build a laser engraving machine.
  19. ke1th
    ke1th Mark Carew
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Thank you Keith
      Nov 20, 2017
  20. alex_b
    alex_b
    @flyingDutchman Possibly be due to belt tension or possibly the steps/mm setting is slightly off. Even 0.05mm off makes a big difference.
  21. Alex037
    Alex037 sgspenceley
    Hello,
    Liked that 1st CNC build vey much and would love to get my hand on any plans and designs if available. If you are willing to share, please let me know. I also noticed that you were away long, and sure hope that everything is OK now. Cheers.
  22. CharlieShimota
    CharlieShimota Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, I'm just getting started with DIY CNC machines and love all the info here at Openbuilds. I want to build a machine similar to the Ox you did but I'll have to do it in increments. Do you think I could use Corian (a solid surface counter-top material) to make the plates, it's 1/2 inch thick, very sturdy and machines nicely. Thanks, I'm chompin at the bit to get started!
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Awesome idea and I think it would work great! I would love to see this build so please be sure to share. Thank you
      Nov 20, 2017
  23. Georgeg123
    Georgeg123 Martin.Barfoed
    Hi do you sell the stainless ox kits? saw someone with one and would like to know more! thanks
    1. Martin.Barfoed
      Martin.Barfoed
      Hi George,
      Yes I have made some batches of gantry plates and other stuff available through makersupplies.dk - check it out. Cheers, Martin
      Nov 17, 2017
  24. flyingDutchman
    flyingDutchman alex_b
    I'm converting the file to Grbl(mm) gcode format. I sometimes wonder if there is a problem with the format?
  25. flyingDutchman
    flyingDutchman alex_b
    Hi Alex,
    I have used my Ox router on some small projects but I consistently get problems with more complicated ones. When attempting to route a Celtic Weave (from Aspire) I get slippage, apparently from 1 pass to the next, ie material is routed away where it should be retained.
    What could be happening?
  26. RedGreen
    RedGreen Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, I'm a newbie, can you tell me how do I build from scratch and make sure I got all the part I need ?
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hi @RedGreen Welcome to the OpenBuilds club and to the world of CNC machines! You found the right place to start. Just pick a machine you would like to build and join in on the discussions on the Builds page (tab at the top of the build). There are lots of great folks ready to help you get up and running. Have fun :)
      Nov 2, 2017
  27. blue25
    blue25 Kyo
    Hi Kyo. I want to build your Sphinx C Bream CNC with working area 120cm x 60cm . But I don't know how much is length I need to cut my C-Beam for the X & Y Axis , also the V Slot for the base. Need your advice :)
    1. Kyo
      Kyo
      A 1m x 1m build would get you very close to this and only requires you to double each length. To get 1.2m you would need a 1.5m y-axis and lead screw availability is then a concern.
      Nov 7, 2017
    2. blue25
      blue25
      Hi, thanks for your reply. For 1M x 1M C beam, what is the machine working area?
      Nov 7, 2017
    3. blue25
      blue25
      Because the availability for C Beam in my country is low.
      Nov 7, 2017
  28. Clint599
    Clint599 Sonny Jeon
    .was trying to build a mini CNC (core xy)..whenever I press x or y both the steppers rotate.. .. tried different programs changed com port... replaced stepper driver but still it’s there.. please help
    My setup: Arduino Uno
    CNC shield v3
    A4988 driver
    Nema 17
    Power: 19v 4amp
    Grbl 0.9i
  29. Kelvin Qdos
    Kelvin Qdos GrayUK
    Hi Gray,

    I just joined Openbuilds and on my first scurry around the site your name popped up strait away. Given that we're both in Dorset I thought it rude for me not to say hello.

    I joined basically as I figured it was time to set too and build a CNC and a 3D printer and this site seems to be right up my street.
    1. GrayUK likes this.
  30. Liam Oakley
    Liam Oakley Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, would you like my Solidworks model of the ACRO Laser system?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Oct 9, 2017