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C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Savvas, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Savvas

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    Savvas published a new build:

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  2. Anthony Bolgar

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    Very creative way of doing things, by using wooden parts to get a functional machine that can then make more permanent parts out of stronger materials. Kudos!
     
  3. Savvas

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    Thanks! The proof will be in the pudding - so to speak, but I am feeling optimistic about this build.

     
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    Keep up the good work Savvas! Looking forward to the next video. :thumbsup:
     
  5. GrayUK

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    Excellent set of videos! Very well explained by yourself. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    I shall look forward to up and coming videos.
    Good Job. Well done so far. :)
    Gray
     
  6. Savvas

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    Thanks Gray :) I just wish I had more time to work on this!!

     
  7. Savvas

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    Thanks! The next video is probably going to be a little longer than the other, as I'll be fitting and wiring the steppers, a sub waste-board and wiring and programming the VFD.

     
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    hi can you scale the gantry to it fit for 20x40 frame? thanks
     
  9. Savvas

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    Hi, I guess I could but where would the lead screw go?

     
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    Great build. You would not happen to have a link to the adapters that you used for the water tubes per chance would you. I have the same spindle and the little barbs just feel way to flimsy.
     
  12. Savvas

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    Hi Davey, have a google for LAPN8X1 Nipple G1/4 - M8x1 for SKF System 24 Lubricators.

     
  13. Davey Rance

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    Thanks for that Savvas that looks fantastic. They are not that common in the USA but it think i can get a couple.
     
  14. silopolis

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    Hi Savvas

    So great to have you join the OpenBuilds crowd ! Already learned so much following your chanel and this is another excellent series
    Will surely become a reference build . . .

    Hardly waiting for the next parts
     
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    Thanks, I'm already thinking about how to design the next set of plates. I just wish I had more time for this!!

     
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    Savvas, love your videos. There's something oddly comforting about your voice in a non-gay kind of way. :) You wouldn't have any trouble cutting aluminum. My sphinx has a larger cutting area and had all 3D printed plates, and I was able to cut 3/8" aluminum slowly with .2 mm passes and a 500mm/m feeds. It's more rigid now that I've replaced it, but the plastic plates worked way better than I expected.
     
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    I've been watching your videos develop on YouTube for some time. It's very nice to see the end drawing near and your posting the series here. Awesome work and nice to see you here!
     
  18. Julius

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    Could you help me connect my VFD to an arduino?
     
  19. stargeezer

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    I'm afraid that connecting a VFD to an arduino is one thing I've never tried. I generally use either a BOB (Brake Out Board) w/parallel interface or more recently a ESS ( Product Details ) which is a Ethernet interface with multiple parallel outputs that's jumped to BOB's as needed. I don't recall exactly how many I/O's can be addressed, but I haven't needed more that 2 BOB'S to address what I've needed for any CNC Router. It really opens up Mach 3 options.
     
  20. Julius

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    Yes but Savvas has done it, and the arduino has the pins needed to do so
    Enable (pwm) and direction
     
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    Yeah it's quite straight forward really - although I'm going to have to re-watch my videos to refresh my memory. My VFD was unusual though - and not the typical Huan Yang type. What controller are you using btw?

    Have you watched this one yet?

     
  22. Julius

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    Arduino + a huanyang. Will watch tonight
     

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