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Old 03-10-2021, 04:50 PM
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Really??? Nobody's done ANY machining for almost 4 years? The last thread posted was in August of 2017.

I'm just getting my shop in the basement set up to be usable for something besides being a bunch of horizontal storage locations.

I've got a couple of projects in the works, I've got a CNC router that I've designed, and gathered all the parts for. It just needs the final parts, the base and frame, to be constructed and then assembled. And I'm seriously considering building a small, 2'x4', CNC plasma cutter for the mancave. The one that will be outside with the vehicles. (I'm gonna have somebody else build that mancave. That way it might actually get done before the 2nd blue moon of the 13th month of any given year.)

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I've thought quite seriously the last yr about getting a cnc plasma cutter... I like to build my heavy construction models from steel, as welding them together is easy for me; that'd be a great tool to have.. it's just the amount of the room it would take up that's holding me back from getting one.

It'd be great some pictures of yours & some tutorials of what you do with it.
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Old 03-12-2021, 05:15 PM
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I haven't built it yet, it's still in the plottin-n-conivin stage. But when I do build the cutter, it will be on the smallish side. 2'x2', maybe 2'x4' working surface at the most. 2'x4' is same footprint as the CNC router I'm building. Most of the stuff I work on is small, that or I can work on it in chunks.

My current hair-brained idea is to be able to use the same CNC controller for both, one at a time not both at once. I realize that this may be more of a brain-fart than a brilliant idea, we'll see.

As far as taking up a lot of room, leaving it set up would take room. If you didn't use a water pan and used an extraction fan under the cutting area, you MIGHT be able to make a folding set-up. I seem to remember a video of somebody building a folding CNC router, maybe on the MPCNC gallery?

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