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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Wallace, May 27, 2019.

  1. Wallace

    Wallace New
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    Hello,

    I'm willing to buy a cnc router to make 3d art on wood to improve my business (for the last five years I've been doing manually with jigsaw and router), but is quite impossible to make my shapes 100% symetric;
    I've been researching what would be the best kit to purchase but I'm having some troubles to understand what is the best option for me.

    These are some information about my situation and intention:
    - Work with hard and soft wood;
    - I'm living in a van so I'm looking for something with 2x2ft working area;
    - 4 axis;
    - I use my laptop with Ubuntu, so it will be perfect if I can run linuxcnc;
    - Blender is the program that I'm creating the 3D images;
    - I tried to make one of my wood pieces using a deskcnc for metal, but it took over than 24 hours to finished. So I'm looking for something much faster (speceally because my living situation and the amount of batery that I can use for it);

    Sorry about my english - I'm still learning.

    Aloha
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 (20" x 40") should be suitable to your situation. It only works half the area you seek but the work can easily be re-positioned to complete the piece. But the size will fit much better than a full size machine in your current studio situation. Two questions I have though regard the power supply and what you're expecting in the way of "4-axis". Ideally these systems need around 24V to operate properly. Do you have any way of providing this? As for 4 axis, are you wanting to include rotary?
     
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  3. Wallace

    Wallace New
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    Thank you for answering me Rick.
    Yes I do have a generator that provides 110V.
    I was researching and I think 3 axis will do fine for me.
    Is it possible to use ugs to send the gcode to the cnc l, or your machines came with another software?!
    Tks
     
  4. David the swarfer

    David the swarfer OpenBuilds Team
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    You would need a dedicated PC to run LinuxCNC for this because it needs both the realtime kernel and a real parallel port.
    A much better (and smaller) solution is the BlackBox.
    The Blackbox does the realtime controlling and the GUI on the computer feeds it the Gcode. I use bCNC on my Linux machines for this but there are several GUI's for GRBL that run on Linux, including our very own OpenBuildsCONTROL .
     
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