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  • Anyone ever build a CNC table for router or plasma cutting?

    I've found several sets of plans and even several commercial units that wil work with my hypertherm, and CNC woudl open up a HUGE door for me in the decorative market. Now buying a machine can be from 6 to 15 thousand dollars (and these are the "affordable units") and building one seems to range from between 500 and 1500 dollars, plus by building the cash outlay is spread over time.

    Anyone got any tips or able to oiffer any advice, help, or places i could source large servos or stepper motors and the gear pieces?

    ANd if anyone has built their own i'd love to see pics. I think i spent 6 hours the other night searching and studying plans, pics and commercial units, but am starting to loose drive, so i think I may start the actual cutting table today so i can use it and be able to attach the CNC parts wehn i can get and learn to hook them up and use them.
    Dynasty 200DX
    Hobart Handler 135
    Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
    Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
    Hypertherm Powermax 45
    Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

  • #2
    Nick made one a couple years back (monte55). Just look for his posts about it.
    Syncrowave 250DX
    Invison 354MP
    XR Control and 30A

    Airco MED20 feeder
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
    Smith O/A rig
    And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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    • #3
      monte55 made a nice one some time ago, just search cnc router
      This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

      www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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      • #4
        Check this site cnczone.com There is more information than you could ask for as far as cnc goes.
        Hope it helps.

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        • #5
          Here is another excellent site.

          http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net
          Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
          Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
          Victor SuperRange OA
          Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
          Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
          Milwaukee Hole Hawg
          Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
          Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
          Orbit Drill Press
          12 Ton Floor Press
          2002 E-350 V-10:
          1983 F-150 4.9L 6
          2004 Honda ST1300
          2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
          1997 Suzuki DR650

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          • #6
            Didn't make one, but we just started the ordering process for a DynaCNC 5x10 plasma table, servo motors, underwater cutting, Oxy/Acetylene set-up, blah, blah, blah.

            48k.

            There are advantages to making one yourself. Namely it's cheaper.....but we're so busy we don't even have time to think about that.

            I will report our findings once we take delivery and start using it. Maybe a couple of months down the road.....
            Big 40 Deluxe
            12RC
            WC-24
            30A

            Dynasty 700

            XMT 456
            Custom Cart w/the following:
            S-74DX
            Optima Pulser
            Coolmate 3
            XR Control Box
            XR Alumna Pro Python W/C

            CP 302 w/22A
            MM210
            Synchrowave 180 SD

            Spectrum 2050

            TB 302
            12RC
            WC-24
            30A
            HF 251 D1

            Dynasty 200 Coming Soon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by theweldor View Post
              Check this site cnczone.com There is more information than you could ask for as far as cnc goes.
              Hope it helps.
              Oh yea, CNCzone has been a big refference for me lately. And where i've foundmost of my usefull info and drive to start this project..

              Originally posted by ligito View Post
              Here is another excellent site.

              http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net
              Thanks, just starting to read through that one now!

              Originally posted by Number 1 View Post
              Didn't make one, but we just started the ordering process for a DynaCNC 5x10 plasma table, servo motors, underwater cutting, Oxy/Acetylene set-up, blah, blah, blah.

              48k.

              There are advantages to making one yourself. Namely it's cheaper.....but we're so busy we don't even have time to think about that.

              I will report our findings once we take delivery and start using it. Maybe a couple of months down the road.....
              Yea, that stuff is pricey and why i want to build my own.. Monte55's is a great looking project and exactly what i'm hoping to have ( or at least be similar to )

              well, got a lot of owrk to do today and a customer dropping a car off in a few...be back later
              Dynasty 200DX
              Hobart Handler 135
              Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
              Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
              Hypertherm Powermax 45
              Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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