I’m a bit behind the ball since my machine is almost ready to make sawdust, but I figured a build log would be fun.
Today I have a fully assembled “Type C” machine in my garage. I’ve already leveled and squared everything, done some plotting with a pen and made some decals with a drag knife. Yesterday I mounted up a Makita RT0701C router and checked it for perpendicularity. I need to finish up my spoil board and then I will be ready to cut some wood.
It took me about 5 months, but that includes printing an entire 25.4mm set and a 3/4" set and various periods of distraction by real life. I couldn’t find any 1" OD stainless steel tubing locally and everywhere I looked online was going to be expensive, so I shipped the 25.4mm set off to my dad who accidentally found a ton of the SS tubing at a recycling yard. So, I printed the whole thing twice with my Chinese Prusa clone that is hanging on to life by a thread.
Here is a link to some of my build pictures on Amazon Photos: MicVee’s MPCNC Build
Here are Thingiverse links to stuff I modified/tailored to fit my stuff:
I modified Allted’s perpendicularity tester to fit the Makita RT0701C - Makita Perpendicularity Tester
I also created a Roland drag knife holder that fits the HICWIC Universal Mount - Roland Drag Knife Universal Mount
Many thanks to Allted/Ryan for designing this awesome tool. It has been a blast to build so far, and I’m excited to see what I can make with it!