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Old Jun 04, 2011, 04:04 PM
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I need a DLG anybody have one for sale?
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 04:17 PM
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What happen Scott? I thought you have a few DLG?

I do have a Blaster 2 in mint condition....

Old Jun 04, 2011, 09:56 PM
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george says he has a twister for sale scott visalia is rainy
Old Jun 04, 2011, 10:28 PM
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What happen Scott? I thought you have a few DLG?

I do have a Blaster 2 in mint condition....

I mid aired Wednesday night vandal!
Old Jun 04, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Hope rain is somehow is an advantage for you guys.
Old Jun 04, 2011, 10:30 PM
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george says he has a twister for sale scott visalia is rainy
I wonder is twister bagged?
Old Jun 04, 2011, 11:02 PM
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I wonder is twister bagged?
It's a mouldie.

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Old Jun 05, 2011, 11:30 PM
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Was able to cut some aluminum parts, I am using the machine to cut parts for the machine.. how cool is that.

In case anyone curious, this is for the Z axis which will HOLD the Spindle in place. I am using a high speed router right now (which spin at a higher speed but have no torque and extremely noisy). I am making a Spindle, which will be able to put a motor on a belt system that will geared it down.

Cutting speed in video is 800mm/minute .5mm per pass, but this is first test cut. I was able to get about 1200-1300mm/minute. With a more sturdy (stronger bearings) it should be able to cut deeper per pass.

new DIY CNC first Aluminum cut.MP4 (0 min 42 sec)
Old Jun 06, 2011, 12:05 AM
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Cool toy!
Old Jun 06, 2011, 12:34 AM
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very cool! are you going to build the actual spindle parts to? I saw somewhere on cnczone a guy using a turnigy brushless motor and speed control to run a spindle. Very cool stuff but way over my head.

here is the one I was thinking of.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Hi Alan,

Yes, I have thought of using a RC brushless motor, I have the right motor to do it too...Soda can size.

However if you think about it, it's not as practical as you might think. First of, a Spindle mean sturdy, mostly slow rpm, high toque. Our RC brushless output a lot of power, but require a lot of power as well... DC. Then again, how would it hold up to a 2 hours milling job and how long will it last at that stage... RC motor are quite and you can add water jacket for water cooled. But where am I going to find a 36-40volt Power Supply 30-40amps range cheap enough.



My brushed harbor freight router on my old woody machine has been running for 3 years.. at least 100hours of cut.

What you see in the CAD drawing is what I am going to build.. still waiting for the big bearings to come for the Spindle.
Old Jun 06, 2011, 01:19 AM
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I figured you had done the research. I am still learning about this stuff. I'm in the process of building a small cnc router myself. More like your first one with an mdf frame.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:16 PM
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Who wouldn't want a big Spindle?

Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:28 PM
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It's no wonder all the machine work has been exported overseas. You work fast, dude!
Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:32 PM
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Not really... I have been at it all afternoon, just to lathe out the Spindle housing... I did spend 30mins on polishing it...


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