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    This is the router I built this summer for doing woodworking and mild aluminum. It was a fun project but built it with my MIG now looking for new projects with the new Diversion I got last week..
    Gary
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    Here is the first sign I made for a practice run, and the clear was still wet so it was cloudy but cleared up good after a day..I alway forget to take picture of projects that I have done for other boats , I usually do custom instrument panels and tackle box cabinets for yachts..
    Gary
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    • #3
      awesome job...
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      • #4
        Are you anywhere near Lutz, FL ? Just curious.
        Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
        Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
        Rockwell vertical mill
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        Beverly Shear JR
        Home-made English wheel
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        • #5
          Originally posted by GaryV View Post
          This is the router I built this summer for doing woodworking and mild aluminum. It was a fun project but built it with my MIG now looking for new projects with the new Diversion I got last week..
          Gary
          Any photos of the finished machine?
          Dynasty 300DX
          MM350P
          Hobart Handler 120
          Smith LW7, MW1, AW1
          Smith AR/He Mixer

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          • #6
            CNC Router

            Very nice job Gary.
            As was already commented it would be nice to see pictures of the finished machine and computer hook up.
            Please keep us up to date.
            Thanks!
            Bill

            Miller Mig 130XP
            Linde VI206 W/Mig
            Miller Econotig
            L Tec Plasma PCM32i
            Pneumtic Forging Hammer 75#
            Mechanical Forging Hammer 65#
            Propane Forge
            Makita Chop Saw
            Bader 72" Belt Grinder
            Bader Knockoff 72" Belt Grinder
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Showdog75 View Post
              Are you anywhere near Lutz, FL ? Just curious.
              Not sure where Lutz is , I am on the east coast near Ft Pierce or Stuart..
              Gary

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              • #8
                If that's the machine that guy wants to trade you a used Dynasty for, plus cash forget it. You can pick them up used for under $2000 once in awhile. Looks like you got some work in that CNC unit.

                If you are set on buying one in the future, look into demo machines or factory refurbs. Larry Burross (weldersales) will treat you right. He's the king of demo/new old stock machines.

                Pretty nice.
                Last edited by 7A749; 01-12-2010, 08:10 AM.
                So you're telling me...You're not nostalgic? Then, give me another word for it......

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                • #9
                  7A749,
                  the router cnc I am keeping , I have a shoptask cnc that I used to make a lot of the parts for . And the Dynasty is the full unit ,with cooler and all but I have never been able to find them very cheap if at all.I will check out the links you gave me as well thanks.
                  Here are more pictures of the router that show it better ,It has a cutting area of 48" x 24", and so far has done a good job for me..
                  The control is made from 320 gecko servo drives, smooth stepper control card , 72 volt transformer power supply , and I use Mach 3 control software with Bob Cad V23 software..
                  Gary
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                  Last edited by GaryV; 01-12-2010, 08:27 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Ahhh..

                    Thanks for the clarification.

                    What do you have in the CNC? The Dynasty for the base model is going around around $1800-2500 used in VG condition on a very rough average. Remember, the base machine sells new for just a little more ($2800-3300 depending on where you get it) The list price is 30% above what the distributor pays for it generally speaking. When it comes to a machine like that, I would buy it new, or at the very least, from someone who will offer a guarantee of some kind with it.

                    Repairs on them can get pricey in a hurry.

                    You can get a good used cooler for under $300 on the net all day long. You have the skills, I'm sure to fabricate a cart for it.

                    Just something to think about. I want one myself, but it ain't happening right now.
                    So you're telling me...You're not nostalgic? Then, give me another word for it......

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                    • #11
                      7A749
                      Thats been one of my problems , I want to get something with a warranty to cover electronics on an inverter machine just in case of problems in the future.I am not going to do the deal with the guy if there is no warranty left on the welder.
                      I dont have that much in the shoptask maybe 2500 over the year but have made a few parts that have helped pay for the machine and not it seems like if I get rid of it I will just get a smaller mill not the lathe mill combo machine, the only time I use the lathe seems to be polishing so I can make a spindle with a chuck to polish instead of taking up so much room in my garage.
                      I would like to have a welder with a little more punch to it as well for when I do .250 work so I get better penetration and not have to bevel and do multi pass to get the job done..
                      Gary

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                      • #12
                        Nice looking CNC. Good job. Do you have any issues with dust getting on the worm drive & causing stalls? I had that problem with a Multi-cam CNC I used have.(it's been retired to the corner of the shop as a brake table). I made a little brush to run on the shaft to keep the dust from getting in the gears & it helped a lot. Maybe mine was just touchy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pro70z28 View Post
                          Nice looking CNC. Good job. Do you have any issues with dust getting on the worm drive & causing stalls? I had that problem with a Multi-cam CNC I used have.(it's been retired to the corner of the shop as a brake table). I made a little brush to run on the shaft to keep the dust from getting in the gears & it helped a lot. Maybe mine was just touchy.
                          With the vacume I made for it it seems to keep 85% of the dust down so i have not had problems with it stalling, I thought about using the same type of brush that I bought for the dust collector and put that on the ballscrews if I have problems but so far doing OK with it..
                          I got a $99.00 dust collector from harbor freight and it really has a lot of volume on the collector I was surprised how much it kept the dust down.The first cuts I made literally clouded the shop with dust until I added it.
                          Thanks
                          Gary

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GaryV View Post
                            7A749
                            Thats been one of my problems , I want to get something with a warranty to cover electronics on an inverter machine just in case of problems in the future.I am not going to do the deal with the guy if there is no warranty left on the welder.
                            I dont have that much in the shoptask maybe 2500 over the year but have made a few parts that have helped pay for the machine and not it seems like if I get rid of it I will just get a smaller mill not the lathe mill combo machine, the only time I use the lathe seems to be polishing so I can make a spindle with a chuck to polish instead of taking up so much room in my garage.
                            I would like to have a welder with a little more punch to it as well for when I do .250 work so I get better penetration and not have to bevel and do multi pass to get the job done..
                            Gary
                            Yeah, you're certainly on the right track. I wouldn't want one unless I got some kind of warranty with it as well. Larry may have something if this doesn't work out & you're still looking. The stick welding capabilities of the 200 will handle most of what you want to do with ease.

                            You could pick up a bench top mill cheap down the road if you part with what you have now. Always lots of options.
                            So you're telling me...You're not nostalgic? Then, give me another word for it......

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                            • #15
                              7A749,
                              do you have a link to Larry's website, I searched for the site and pulled up all the regular sites.
                              Thanks
                              Gary

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