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7050 Sphinx

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Michael.M, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Sprags

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    As everyone else that has posted....this design and build looks very good. Now that I've seen this build I sure would like to have a machine like this. I just started reading through the discussion posts as well as everything else and I'm wondering if there is a list of materials and components including electronics and motors somewhere amongst everything here?
     
  2. Michael.M

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    If you do a search for "Kyo Sphinx" you should be able to find the original build guide with all the information you need. There's also a link to his designs & builds under his profile.
     
  3. Giarc

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    Sprags, It was originally called the CBeam CNC then changed to CBM Sphinx and eventually it evolved to Sphinx. Here is the link C-beam Sphinx. It has a great manual and he did videos for how to set up the electronics. Under the parts list tab, there is a download link for the file.
     
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    Thanks Craig, can you tell me how you add a link like that? I can add that on the front of the page.
     
  5. Michael.M

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    I added what I thought would be a link at the top of the page but it's not working out
     
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    Thank you for the quick response...just out of curiosity is there a chance anyone can tell me a ballpark cost for all the parts for this machine?
     
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    MUCH higher than one of OpenBuilds "kits". So best to go with a kit, than to buy all the parts and build one; if price is your limit. One caveat. You will have to settle for things you may not want and possibly be frustrated with, when you say, "If I had only thought it out better". Think it out carefully; there is probably no rush.

    I chose to buy the parts. It is very high. Approaching $3500.00 now. So I am exceedingly blessed in having the money without strain; to go for "full bore". Not recommended for most budgets. But I am loving every minute of it. Thankfully, it did NOT come from me..............I assure you! Remember, He turned 2 small fishes and 5 loaves of bread; and turned it into enough food to feed 5,000 people; AND...................when they were done filling their bellies, they gathered up 12 baskets full of food! Believe it or not!


    Praise Jesus.
     
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    As part of job as an engineer I estimated costs for fabricating machined parts for the medical industry. I also managed the build as well the design of a robotics de-burring and polishing system for jet engine components along with part transfer systems for an automotive manufacturer. So I like think I can put a pretty close value on machine components. I do lack extensive experience with electronics though.

    My estimate was around $4000 which is something I can handle. So if I can come in under that even better. If it's a little over I can handle that too.

    This build is looking like something I'm going to go with.
     
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    That is awesome Sprags. My best to you in your endeavor.

    I am not an engineer. Just a lowly electronics technician for 45 yrs (now retired 21 yrs). I am having some real problems in understanding G-code and the other newer state of technology mandatory for CNC. I would hope I could ask you some questions when you get yours built.

    I have some pictures of how far I am as of this moment if you care to see the build in its infancy. I will be making more this coming week. As I have a bunch more parts that were delayed in shipping.

    Thanks,

    pat
     
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    If I were you I'd give myself more credit than you have...but humbleness is a virtue. I'd be happy to help with the g-code programming. Message me with any questions.
     
  11. Michael.M

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    Hey I upgraded my air blast nozzle and I can't recommend this one enough. I have full control of air pressure and coolant (future) but this allows me to use a fairly low performance air compressor. DSCN1429.JPG DSCN1424.JPG
     
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    Hey Sprags I also want to say that I started this build with really minimal tools and materials. So this was factored into my running total.
     
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    This air nozzle I just posted is only $20 on Amazon. After using the different nozzle I had prior to this, I can say this new nozzle is a tremendous value.
     
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    Here's a picture of the funky magnet bracket I made for the Z axis hall effect sensor DSCN1452.JPG DSCN1455.JPG
     
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    Should work out utilizing existing hardware DSCN1462.JPG
     
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    I really need to get around to add a parts list for my build. Make sure you contact Chris from Blue Ox via email (plate set). I went with the taller plate set and 4 wheel X + Z gantry plates.
     
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    Another friend from DIYAudio convinced me I could build a Tubelab.com SSE tube amp since I built a Tubes4HiFi.com VTA ST-120 Dynaco type tube amp from a kit. A year later I'm still working on it. Electronics baffle me.
     
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    Cbeam covers. It's nice to have chips filling up the slots! DSCN1405.JPG
     
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    I just open another tab in my web browser, find the page I want, and then highlight and copy the web address from address bar at the top and and then paste it into the page I am writing on. Also, if you want to point someone to a specific post in this forum, click on the post number and a box will open up giving you the option to copy and paste it somewhere, or to share it on a social media site. For example, this post i am replying to (#156): 7050 Sphinx

    Now it is your turn to try it by posting the amazon link for the nozzle control. Basically the one I have is just an on/off valve. :)
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071DXGGP4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Here you go buddy. It's actually a few dollars cheaper now. I see other sellers charging quite a bit more for the same nozzle so snag one up!
     
  21. Michael.M

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    I also had one with just an on / off lever and it was ok but this one is night & day better
     
  22. Michael.M

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    I actually bought another one because one on each side would be awesome. I was really impressed by the quality. I mean I don't think the more expensive sellers could possible have a better nozzle
     
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    I'm sorry if you have already said, but what pump do you use for your constant air supply?
     
  24. Michael.M

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    Oh I use a California Air tools compressor model 1P1060S. It's pretty quiet but it was also only $100 on Amazon.
     
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    I'm sure one of those aquarium pumps would work also but this compressor can also serve other purposes.
     
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    I was originally going to use a heavy duty aquarium pump but I figured in the end, this option wasn't much more. The compressor itself is pretty quiet but it has a small tank.
     
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    Hey Michael, I was wondering what router you bought to mount on your machine? I want to build my own cnc mill right now too. I am looking for a router I can mount that will take an end mill that can cut aluminum. I was curious if you had any thoughts.

    -Cole
     
  28. Michael.M

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    The router / spindle I chose is an 800w Huanyang spindle & vfd combo. You can find the set for about $300 plus you have full control over rpm
     
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    By chance is that spindle water cooled?
     
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