After using my MPCNC bolted to the workbench last time, we had a bit of a heat wave here and the electrical tape I'd used in constructing the cables failed, turns out the adhesive is temperature sensitive. After unbolting it from the bench to check the connections on the x2 motor, I decided to make the machine more mobile, and a bit of research turned up slotted 3/4" MDF at the local hardware store, perfect for making the waste board top from.
|Gluing and screwing the base board together|
doesn't shake or move during operation. For solving the electrical problem, I found some 22-gauge wire crimp connectors when I picked up the MDF.
|22-gauge insulated wire crimp connector, pack of 75|
|Electrical repair tools: needle nose pliers, wire crimp/stripers, X-acto knife|
|Corner with rod locking screws installed|
|Drag chains waiting for installation|
|Drag chain mount fully installed|
|X axis drag chain fully installed|
|Hold-down clamp parts|
|Full set of hold-downs|
After all that, only thing left was to start things up and make something! I found a RIGID palm router on craigslist and installed it for use as a spindle, cuts through wood without any difficulty.
|MPCNC setup and ready to carve something|