CNC Machine – Part 1.Something

Not really much to say about this.  Started some work on the CNC machine, here’s the Z axis bed and the start of the X axis.

The CNC machine is going to have a fixed gantry, with the cutting bed moving to provide the Z axis. All axis are going to use stepper motors and screw-threads to provide movement (the bed screw thread is not attached yet.) The cutting bed has 8 bearings running on stock steel square section to provide smooth movement.

So far things are looking good. Need to scavenge some thick MDF from somewhere to build the gantry and y axis, and need another stepper motor for the bed, may pop out this weekend for a spot of dumpster diving >:).


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