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What CNC Router Do You Have?

Discussion in 'CNC Routers & Automated Woodworking Machines' started by JR Custom Calls, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. JR Custom Calls

    JR Custom Calls Gobble Gobble Full Member Thread Starter

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    I figured I'd start the first thread (that actually originated) in this forum with a simple 'show off' type deal.



    So, here's my spill-

    I started in March of this year with a 24x48 CNC Router Parts Standard kit. Within a couple months, I outgrew it and now have a 48x96 CNC Router Parts PRO kit with the V Con rail system and a 2.2kw chinese spindle/vfd.

    Looking towards the future, I'd like to upgrade to a 5x10 CNC Router Parts Pro with the new linear rails, and also a 4x8+ plasma table that CNC Router Parts will be brinigng out soon. I think the plasma table would be highly beneficial, as I get regular requests for metal signs, and it would open me up to doing some fab work, which I haven't done in quite a while.
     
  2. JR Custom Calls

    JR Custom Calls Gobble Gobble Full Member Thread Starter

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    Seriously? I know there are 10+ active members with them
     
  3. gman2431

    gman2431 Member Full Member

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    I can show you pics of really big wood routers I do not own but can run. :lol2:
     
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    CWS Member Full Member

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    I have a pro 6 Axiom with a 3x4 bed and a Shark Pro 4. The Shark was my first cnc and it is no comparison to the Axiom. Looking forward to hearing from others.
     
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    Jim Beam Total loser Full Member

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    My wife has a CNC Router Parts 24 by 56 bed machine.
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Wood is good. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    Mine is a K2CNC can't remember the model number offhand. This is my actual machine - the guy speaking is Ron and who I bought it from - he and his brother Kevin owned the business, but it went under last year. When I had been discussing with Ron what I needed he said we just finished making our first-ever machine just for pool cue makers, and although that's not what you're doing it's a perfect fit for you. So I bought this machine in the video and it's the one in my shop now (currently out of service due to shop reconfiguration).

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    Fsyxxx Sawdust manufacture, shop destroyer Full Member

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    I have the cnc router parts 4x4 that I got from CURTIS at turntex. Can't wait till the shop is built and I can learn it!
     
  8. JR Custom Calls

    JR Custom Calls Gobble Gobble Full Member Thread Starter

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    You got a good machine. He had told me someone on here bought it, but I wasn't real sure who it was.
     
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    Schroedc Apprentice Saw Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Been reading this and I keep thinking about building my own. The price tag is the only thing holding me back......
     
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    Price tag and room. Only so much can fit into a two car garage sized shop. Thinking I might have to leave the garage door closed and start hooking up pulleys for some of the machines least used. :nodice:
     
  11. JR Custom Calls

    JR Custom Calls Gobble Gobble Full Member Thread Starter

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    Well, as for the room aspect... I'm considering mounting my machine vertically so that it only takes up about 2' of width in my shop, as opposed to 6'. It will require a counter weight, but will give me a TON more room in my 2 car garage.

    Would look something like this...

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    kweinert Member Full Member

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    Looks like it can be done :) https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1

     
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  13. JR Custom Calls

    JR Custom Calls Gobble Gobble Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yep, I've got an email out to the manufacturer of mine asking if they have any documentation or suggestions on how to do it. I have an idea in my mind, but I'd rather hear from them if they know of any obstacles I may encounter.
     
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    Tclem Can't buy love. Buy wood instead Full Member

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    Probotix nebula. 37x50 with spindle.
     
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    I guess I should check more topics on this site than I have.:blush:
    I also have the Probotix Nebula and love it. When I first got it I had big dreams of what I wanted to make and do with it and then accidently stumbled upon making cribbage boards. I've got it now so the base crib boards are the same an every one that I make and it takes a couple minutes to draw the "center piece" as to what each customer wants.
    My biggest problem is that with my job and need for Kimmies cooking, I don't have time to expand what I do with the CNC.
    When I bought it I also got the 4th axis attachment, so maybe if winter hits around here I'll have time to put it on the machine and learn how to use it.
     
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    I have a carvewright for wood and a mini mill i converted to cnc for metal working.
     
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    wade Work with Your Brain, Hands, and Heart = Artist. Full Member

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    I have a Techno-Isel. Bought it used from a college auction. I have no idea how to get it going.........
     
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    Any idea what program it uses to control it?
     
  19. JR Custom Calls

    JR Custom Calls Gobble Gobble Full Member Thread Starter

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    I believe Techno uses wincnc. I almost bought one a while back.
     
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    wade Work with Your Brain, Hands, and Heart = Artist. Full Member

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    I'll check into that Jonathan. Thanks for that information. I hope it's easy to learn.
     
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