Top stuff. Now build me a blackfoot
Haha thank you. The Blackfoot? I really wouldn't suggest that machine. I mean yeah it is cheap but the roller chain really isn't accurate enough. I was first looking at making a machine with ply and using the V bearings on the aluminium but really I thought to myself that the aluminium is going to have to be changed very often riding on the steel V bearings. Also I did a lot of reading on similar machines and people are just saying that there is just too much flex in the whole thing and really leaves the cuts with some inaccuracies.
A really whorthwhile machine to make or buy would be one of the CNC Router parts machines:http://www.cncrouterparts.com/crp4896-4 ... p-139.html
Yes there is a full 1k between them in price but really I think it is well worth it. It's made of aluminium and steel (the smae type of aluminium I used) and uses cold rolled steel plates as the linear rails with custom bearing slides. Plus there are a heap of people on CNCzone with the machines that are really satisfied with it!http://www.cnczone.com/forums/open_sour ... e_designs/
Just look for the people with the CRP of something like that in the thread title.
Just my 2c though.
That's a bloody giant feat with sucess mate! It doesn't suprise me that you got some well deserved attention for your efforts....
You really have a knack for it and put my engineering skills to shame.
Thank you Soda
Oh BTW It even got onto Hackaday! Im so stoked!http://hackaday.com/2012/10/10/desktop- ... l-project/