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JimDawson

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My latest acquisition, a 48x96, CNC router. 12HP spindle. I bought it for less than scrap price, trying to figure out what to do with it. It runs fine, all upgraded controls. Anybody know how to market router services? The frame is all aluminum, about 3000# or more. Can't decide if I should salvage the controls and hardware and scrap the frame, or try to put it to work. I don't have enough power in my shop to run the spindle, but I could put a 3.25 HP Porter-Cable router motor on it and run it that way. The other problem is that it takes up a 10x16 foot space in my shop.

Any suggestions?



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Routers have several applications beyond wood as you know. Look into plastic and aluminum product applications. With your knowledge of cnc and controls, scrap the spindle and table, fab a table and a plasma torch holder if there is a market for cnc plasma cutting?

Darrell
 

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Your pic no work. Would like to see it. ok now I see it
 
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My latest acquisition, a 48x96, CNC router. 12HP spindle. I bought it for less than scrap price, trying to figure out what to do with it. It runs fine, all upgraded controls. Anybody know how to market router services? The frame is all aluminum, about 3000# or more. Can't decide if I should salvage the controls and hardware and scrap the frame, or try to put it to work. I don't have enough power in my shop to run the spindle, but I could put a 3.25 HP Porter-Cable router motor on it and run it that way. The other problem is that it takes up a 10x16 foot space in my shop.

Any suggestions?

Here is one idea that a router that size would be perfect for - http://www.wikihouse.cc/

Just google "WikiHouse" for plenty of examples. Very cool project, IMO.

Mark
 
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I think your shop looks big enough to handle it with plinty of room to add on.
 

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That is a fun toy. Oh it's sitting on fun toy. Hold on a big toy barn.

That is great. I hope you do something interesting with it.
 

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see, that's what happens when you have a big shop,a trailer and one of those fork lift like things! you could attach a paint gun to it and draw "dead body" outline of yourself on a large piece of plywood :)
 
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