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A project log for DIY 3d Printer V slot Guide builds

DIY 2020 builds. Undecided on exact frame type to go with so playing right now and waiting.

RX HMPRX HMP 05/12/2017 at 18:310 Comments

Mrs came home with these lol. Been very supportive threw bad health times.

Plan to clean them up.

Maybe some one can tell me what the metal thing woth the 2 wires are from? Looks heater or cooler related so maybe a hotbed there.

That big sheet is way to heavy, maybe I try get it cut up for X Y Z movement plates ect.

Smaller ones look to be aluminium but they are heavy heavy.

Ive got GT2 belts ect and thinking use nema 14s woth belts and nema 23s for Z.

The 500mm square box Im not happy with as it uses to many bars. I wanted to make atleast 2 frames.

Thinking using 4pcs to make X Y Z arms with ball nuts type or belt but thats 4pcs each axis.

I dont know the proper name for the crane types so I am going to call it "crane type aha."

I wanted to build 3 crane types and a mini mill.

I obviously need more or 2040 2080 aswell as trapezoidal and smooth bars.

Ive got a few shops at check out but I am thinking tripple my order and do some frames to sell so my costs are reduced further. Infact Ive bought that way, so I can sell and mine work out as free. But all the effort and my health is crap. Wifi were I am at is locked down by 1 company too and its crap and over priced.

All my electronics are here. Im now working out what I need for mini mill and if I should fix this lathe to make them threaded bars I have smooth.

The bearing run fast and to the thread when left under gravity so Im wondering if they will work like ball nuts under load on threaded rod or will it ruin accuracy.

Feel free to advise me. Literaly done all this for 1st time off top of my head.

I think Im doing well but the price variations/extortion kills the deal.

Im not sure were im at woth costs either but doubt you coud but anythong woth this specs for similar money, youl probably spend what ive soent on linear rails and plates alone.

Be careful. Even the reputable companies in the community will have you. They trying to make money not save you money. Remember that. Mark ups about 100% in uk on anything like this pluss tax ect and most time the seller aint even a tax reg company lol and most deffinately selling fakes too.

Cheeky aint it.