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Old Mon 07 October 2013, 00:35
equilibrarte
Just call me: Equi
 
Roma
Italy
starting a new Mechmate

ciao,

I've seen a mechmate at work yesterday at the maker faire in Rome Italy.
I am about to start building a DIY CNC router and Sergio told me of your forum and all.
before buying the plans,
how can I know what is in the package?
I suppose there will be the dimensioning, cutting and bending specifications of steel parts, are there also the elecrtical parts?

thanks,
Antonio
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Old Mon 07 October 2013, 01:49
Red_boards
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Melbourne
Australia
Antonio,
The plans give you all the information to build the machine. The forum fills in gaps where you get to make choices like what size table, can I use 3mm or 5mm steel, tube or square profile, which motors, which break out board, what power supply? etc. etc. Read and you will see most builders have these questions and got advice. Not because it is not in the plans, but because they wanted to modify the plans.

Depending where you are you may be able to buy a laser cut kit that has some of the complex shaped parts cut out, bent and marked for drilling. This kit helps a lot, but the plans also contain plans of the parts that can be used by laser cutter company you choose.

I'm nowhere nearly talented as Sergio and most of the other builders but was able to build a machine in 9 months that is carving out complex 3d objects. The plans are great, but support from the forum was key in keeping me motivated and on track.
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Old Mon 07 October 2013, 08:22
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
Welcome !!!
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Old Tue 08 October 2013, 01:03
equilibrarte
Just call me: Equi
 
Roma
Italy
thanks Mike.

I would like to buy the plans, but I do not have a paypal account and it'll take me at least a couple of days to have it.
can I pay with credit card??
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Old Tue 08 October 2013, 08:46
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Yes

Go here

http://www.cvsupply.com/servlet/the-...F-Plans/Detail

See if this works. Send me a PM if you have issues.
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Old Tue 08 October 2013, 09:49
equilibrarte
Just call me: Equi
 
Roma
Italy
sorry,
it does not accept shipping to Italy!

weird, as I would expect it to be sent via email... ;-)

by the way,
I need to do the laser cuts and normally my manufacturer uses .dwg files for that,
would pdf also be ok?
thanks,
Antonio
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Old Tue 08 October 2013, 10:42
equilibrarte
Just call me: Equi
 
Roma
Italy
Hi Mike,
I finally managed to send you the payment with Paypal!

the transaction n. is 2YM53210TS997990T

could you please send me over the plans asap?

thanks,
Antonio
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Old Wed 09 October 2013, 11:46
equilibrarte
Just call me: Equi
 
Roma
Italy
I have downloaded the project, thanks.
how do I extract a .dxf file from the .pdf?
Antonio
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Old Thu 10 October 2013, 08:45
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
pm silverdog on this forum. I think he will be able to provide the laser cut parts for you in Italy.
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Old Fri 11 October 2013, 03:57
equilibrarte
Just call me: Equi
 
Roma
Italy
thanks,

silverdgog was very helpful, as always.

best,
A
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