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3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:32 pm
by Suso
wrote:Hi

Thinking of buying the plans, but before, could you let us know
The additional parts list
The amount of plywood, thickness, needed

Thanks


What You'll Need:

Woodworking tools
A sheet of 18mm thikness plywood (2440x1220mm)
32 ball bearings (608)
5 Lineal meters L perfil of steel (1mm thikness)
500mm steel piper, 10mm exterior diameter and 8mm inner
A lot of M8 and M6mm metric screw
A lot of M8 and M6mm Washers
A lot of wood screw
Number 23 Metal spring 140 x 22mm

3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:15 am
by Al
wrote:New 3D Router video is comming! has many examples of methods of work with 3d router, also a new Z axis lock, you will be very useful!

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In the photo of this post, what is the EASIEST method of getting the workpiece and the template lined up?
I've just tried to do a neck pocket on a piece of scrap, and didn't know the best way to align them so that its as accurate as I need it to be. Especially for a neck pocket! :P

3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:34 am
Hi Al,

watch out this 3 videos, I think it's what you're looking for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-RwzXqxwMs&list=PL-zsYqBu58Gp4fwXI1l2SZzmNY5SOVENq

The top of the table is 70x70cm so I used 2x10mm thickness MDF boards (70x35cm) and I placed booth the guitar and the template in the middle of these boards

Regards,
Suso

3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:45 am
by Al
Perfect! Thanks. I watched these videos a couple of hours after posting! But thanks anyway. Ingenious idea!

3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:23 am
by Bart De Worm
Hey! Last Friday I bought the plans, I am very excited to build it but i have already a question:
Can you give a little bit more information about the "32 ball bearings (608)"?
Which diameter are these bearings? 8X22X7?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Good-quality-deep-groove-ball-bearing_60345489872.html?spm=a2700.7724838.30.17.l6dYBb&s=p

EDIT: I found it already in the 'Fasteners list.pdf' file you send me after accepting my payment!
Thx a lot!

Thank you very much!
Bart

3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:14 pm
by Suso
Yep, those are the ones. But if you can spend a bit more and get a better quality, do it.
Where to find bearings

You can also take a look to these post of fellows of the forum that are exploring different ways:

Dorel's router

Nello's

Re: 3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:07 pm
by DonaldErnest
I am extremely inspired by this CNC machine and purchased the plans the upcoming week. it can extra be utilized for other woodwork function. I have attempted to make an outline which can be effortlessly worked, with rather basic and low price.

Re: 3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:47 pm
by SteveT
This is a fabulous machine and Kudos for the idea.

I am thinking of using this to do the tops for some Les paul style guitars to get the top body contours is the bed big enough or do I need to expand it a bit. I have a scrap LP body I was going to use as the template and do like you did in the video of the F hole. It would be so much easier than routering around a bunch of templates and then blending it. I am not worried about pick cavities or neck pocket etc. the the top contour

Re: 3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 am
by Suso
hello Steve,
check this out:

Re: 3D Router, when a CNC machine is overkill.

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:02 pm
by SteveT
yea i missed that first time around amazing idea I am in the process of cutting all the pieces. the mm to inches is killing me but rounding the numbers is working out so far.