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WorkBee CNC Machine

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Ryan Lock, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Ryan Lock

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    Ryan Lock published a new build:

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  2. JamieMcC

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    Hi Ryan

    Best wishes for the new WorkBee and hope the TCT show is a huge success for you. If I lived a bit closer I would drop in and say hi at the show. In the meantime I am very much looking forward to putting together my WorkBee kit it looked perfect for my needs.

    Cheers
    Jamie
     
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  3. Bjorn Mikkelsen

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    Looks great, can you create a parts list for people who has the OX if they wanted to upgrade to WorkBee ?
     
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    Excellent work Ryan, looks great. I'll be in touch in the coming weeks for a pre-order.
     
  5. Chillimonster

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    I have a 1500 x 1000 ox but am looking to downsize a little to a 1000 x 1000 workbee so would be interested in a parts list for the conversion.

    Alternatively i may just sell the 1500x1000 and buy a new kit :)
     
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  6. Ryan Lock

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    Hi,

    Yup we do have a conversion parts list. I am currently on a trip, but will get it sorted when i am back to normal.
     
  7. Bjorn Mikkelsen

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    Have a nice trip, and we are looking forward to the conversion list :)
     
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  8. Ryan Lock

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    Hi,

    Sorry for taking a while, list of tasks is endless at the moment. I have updated the zip file with a new spreadsheet which will auto adjust the parts list and rail sizes depending on what size of machine you enter. Also included in the spreadsheet is an OX to WorkBee conversion sheet for the both the belt and screw version of the WorkBee (Note this is based on our OX Kit parts list, not Marks original).

    Also the manuals in their current state are now in there. The belt drive manual is basically complete apart from grammar errors. The screw driven manual is complete to a point where you could build the machine, but still needs some tidying.

    Enjoy - Ryan
     
  9. Bjorn Mikkelsen

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    Is it just me or does the link in the first post not work any more?
     
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    It's not just you. There was a server migration over the weekend and links that reference openbuilds.org may no longer find their way home. But not to worry, the build tab just above the link takes you to the same place.
     
  11. Chillimonster

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    Is 1000mm the real limit on the Y?

    Reason for the question is i need to be able to cut 1000mm so would need 1200 to ensure enough.

    And i really want to go leadscrew.

    Currently got a 1000 x 1500 belt Ooznest Ox and it does me proud with my arcade building business but want a more robust C Beam based machine.

    So in effect I'd need a conversion kit to convert from 1000 x 1500 Belt ox to a 1000 x 1200 leadscrew WorkBee - Can it be done.
     
  12. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Fixed!
     
  13. Ryan Lock

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    @Chillimonster I am afraid from us yes, we only stock the screws for a 1000mm wide machine. You may be able to get longer screws from other sites, but we won't stock them as they will whip.
     
  14. Chillimonster

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    Thanks for the prompt reply Ryan.

    I have seen 12mm leadscres with matching endplates on another site, hence the questioning, but am unsure as to clearance in the C Beam.

    OK so on to the next question.

    If i was to get the conversion kit would it be possible to have the sides cut to a shorter length (Say 1250) and go with belts and then if i feel like biting the buttlet i could look at sourcing a larger leadscrew and fittings etc.
     
  15. Ryan Lock

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    Hi,

    Ok, yes that is fine, we can do you a custom length. Send us email and we can sort it out.

    Ryan
     

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