Thread: Thoughts about a CNC
15th Jan 2010, 11:20 PM #46
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15th Jan 2010, 11:27 PM #47
Here you go Andrew, for reference purposes
My Fanned Fret Slotting Jig - TalkBass Forums
It could be easy on a CNC but long. The bits are very small so light passes at slow speeds would be needed. It'll be faster to cut the fretboards first on my mitre saw then glue it to the blank before it goes in the CNC for contouring and shaping
16th Jan 2010, 12:39 AM #48
20th Jan 2010, 07:24 AM #49
So I just received the last bits of hardware I was missing, all 3 ballscrews, BK/BF and Z rails.
I noticed Chai sent me 3 grease nipples which unsurprisingly fit perfectly in the ballscrew nuts. Am I supposed to be using those? Is everyone connecting grease nipples to they CNC ballscrews and routing oil feed tubes to the ballscrews?
20th Jan 2010, 08:19 AM #50
Thought Iíd post a list of the costs of my CNC, thatís one thing I always had a problem finding when researching CNCís :
2X 1400mm 12030 heavy extrusions, profile 6
2X 667mm 6030 heavy extrusions, profile6
40X M6 nuts 18X universal fasteners, Shipped to Brisbane
AME System Extrusions:
1x6060 light, 850mm
2X 6030 light, 667mm
1X6030 light, 817mm
6X6030 light, 300mm
2X6030 light, 400mm
4X3030 light, 600mm
100X assorted nuts, Shipping to Brisbane
2X 1400mm SBR16 rails with 4 trucks
2X 800mm SBR16 rails with 4 trucks, Shipped to Brisbane
LinearMotionBearings Ė Ebay
1X 1360mm, 20mm Diameter ballscrew, BK/BF supports, end machining
1X 600mm, 16mm dia ballscrew, BK/BF supports, end machining
1X 300mm, 16mm dia ballscrew, BK/BF supports, end machining
2X 300mm SBR16 rails with 4 trucks, Shipped to Brisbane
Total for the table: $1789
Wow, I didnít think I had spent that much
20th Jan 2010, 10:47 PM #51Senior Member
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11th Feb 2010, 07:29 PM #52
Got the order in from Peter, awesome!
I hesitated for a long time at first because I didn't want to bother building a box, I don't know much about electrickery apart from wiring guitar preamps and pickups, not much chances I'll kill myself from 9V battery power...
I was thinking of either getting the Xylotex box here, delivered for about $600 or buying Homann's G540 kit for around $800 delivered. I ended up going for the Gecko quality. I guess you can't really go wrong on that one seeing all the happpy customers here and on the zone. Peter's schematic on his site also makes the wiring part look easy. Let's hope it works out that way too
11th Feb 2010, 08:31 PM #53
12th Feb 2010, 12:29 PM #54
Eventually I want to extend the kit, with options such as pre-cutting the panels for the G540, power connections etc.
An instruction manual would also be nice.
All takes time though.
12th Feb 2010, 06:57 PM #55
Thanks Peter, a n instruction manual would definitely be a god thing. I'm a total newbie here, I knw there's giong to be a whoe lot of head scratching going on when I finish wiring the box and need to setup Mach3, the G540 and the PC together
12th Feb 2010, 09:38 PM #56
I guess it never started out as a "kit" as such, just a bunch of the most common components to put a G540 based controller together.
It appears to be migrating to an assembly kit though.
14th Feb 2010, 10:50 AM #57
I can't get a green light from the G540 at all. I posted a thread on the Gecko forum but I'm not getting anywhere right now. Anybody here can give a hand?
Newbie Setting Up His G540 - CNCzone.com-The Largest Machinist Community on the net!
14th Feb 2010, 11:32 AM #58
The enable pin 10 on the G540 needs to be tied to the -Ve supply pin 12 on the G540.
Also put the charge pump switch on the G540 into the off position
14th Feb 2010, 11:43 AM #59
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