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Author Topic: Open Source CNC Router for rough cut wood slabs  (Read 15692 times)

Offline naturereborn

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Open Source CNC Router for rough cut wood slabs
« on: October 17, 2012, 01:34:42 PM »
I am attempting to build a 8'x4' CNC router specifically designed for rough cut wood slabs.  I have launched the project on kickstarter.com.  Any feedback, positive and negative is welcome and needed.  Support is always welcome!

Here is the link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1151413310/nature-reborn-open-source-cnc-router-for-rough-woo

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Offline Kirk Allen

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Re: Open Source CNC Router for rough cut wood slabs
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 09:08:49 PM »
Video takes WAY to long to download. 

Pics look great of the slabs but not enough information without being able to download the video.  Might be a problem on my end but I know other videos download no problem. 
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Re: Open Source CNC Router for rough cut wood slabs
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 09:35:51 PM »
 Feed back, neat project, but the solicitation of funds turns me off. Then, what do I know...........

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Re: Open Source CNC Router for rough cut wood slabs
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 10:16:07 PM »
Picture is way too dark and unable to see well, what is going on in film.  I too feel somewhat like Woodwalker. ???

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Re: Open Source CNC Router for rough cut wood slabs
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »
Welcome to our little world.  Nice to see another Lucas owner.  Does yours have electric motor so it can run inside?  Neat idea and made me think about doing some such with my slabs.

A quick search of the web came up with this link:  http://www.cncrouterparts.com/

You may well be reinventing the wheel based on a quick scan of the above site.  The "open source" might be the only change your looking for but if you had the router the computer interface should be text book.

And yes, the first (or even second) post to a forum probably shouldn't be asking for money or selling an investment.   ::) ::) Just saying.  

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Just read that ShopBot  went open source

« Last Edit: October 18, 2012, 12:03:49 AM by Stevem »
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