Started on this after my son game me the parts for my birthday and a gift card to build it. The gift card didn’t cover everything, but he knew I was looking to buy a CNC at some point and showed me this machine. I’m glad I built it. The engineering on the CNC and the tolerance on the parts is amazing.
Special thanks to Ryan for his amazing engineering, dedication, and to everyone in this community, helping others!
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I had a 4’ x 2’ work bench that I converted into a 4’ x 4’ table to support the CNC and took some time to build in 28" deep drawers.
I did a good deal of research and started out my build with extras and enhancements in mind, but if you really do the research, you’ll take Ryan’s advice and make the standard build first… not too big, not all the enhancements others have graciously added. Keep it standard and then make your improvements over time.
After my initial build, I printed the crown.
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The crown on the left, I printed 3 times over itself, and was amazed with the accuracy.
Then I asked for and received a test print that I tiled out in ESTLCAM and printed across my 24" x 24" build… looked good, even though I missed a box and circle when I set up the gcode… but, good enough. Thanks Bill, for the test pattern!
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So, I started cutting with great success… well, the machine cut well, I was still working through a CAM learning curve and not there yet…
So since completing the build, I did add the rail on the y axis to better support the z axis wiring. That really helped clean up my z axis wiring… recommended and easy to do. I’m in the process of adding the LCD cover, Ryan’s Rambo box (I had an old project box and it’s working for now), Octoprint with Raspberry Pi and a dust mount for chip collection.
Thanks again to Ryan and the MPCNC community for all the help!