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Here are some pics of my progress so far for my CNC build. I will add a couple of picks of my R8 auto tool changer progress so far as well.

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Will be interested in seeing this. :)
 

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Here are a couple of pics of R8 pull stud spindle and prototype tool.

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Here is a pic of the lower part of the enclosure that I'm building for it. This portion of the enclosure will be welded. The rest of the enclosure will be bolted in sections to allow it to be dismantled easy.

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Popcorn's in the microwave... :)
 

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Count me in. Can you explain the tool changer function in detail?
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I'm still working out the details for the tool changer, so I don't have everything worked out yet. The first place I wanted to start was to get the pull stud tooling and spindle working before I start the tool changer. I have some ideas on what I think the tool changer will look like and how it will function but nothing carved in stone. I will keep you posted as I start getting to that point of my build. I do know it will incorporate the R8 spindle that ships with every machine of this type.
 

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Dude! You know how they say dog years are like 7 human years? You just did about 20 years worth of work on my timeline! I dang near ordered electronics three or four times now. That has only taken me 18 months...to almost do.

Are you going with steppers or servos, and what size? Counterbalance the z?
 

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Where do you get most of your electronics for the enclosure?
 

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My mill is up and running, finally. I am having a slight problem with the outer profile of my parts coming out oversized. I went with Servos, 850oz KL34-170-72, C32 multifunctin board, Ethernet smooth stepper, various other boards. The drives i got from cnc4pc as well. they are DG4s8020 drives made by cncdrive.com.
 

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How is your project coming along? Would love to see pictures of the finished product.
 
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