Long time lurker here, first time poster! Figure I’d go ahead and ask my questions!
I’m fixing my 3d printer (upgrading to MKS Gen L tomorrow!) so I will have alot more confidence in my prints, so I figure its time to build a MPCNC!
Use: Building long boards and molds for electric skateboards.
I’ve designed a few of my own long boards and built a 20 ton hydraulic press in my garage, but the thing that is holding me back is getting the actual molds cut out. I had a friend that had access to a huge 8 foot CNC but he just lost it! So I want to be able to do it myself!
Here is a photo of a long board mold like I will be making.
They are all made out of hard wood that is laminated together (mine are mainly oak). My main board is going to be 44 inches long, first I need to carve out the mold block, then once I press the decks, I would like to be able to use the CNC to cut out the final shape and possibly route out a rectangle on the bottom for a battery recess.
I’m thinking just building a long but narrow MPCNC (maybe 1.5-2 ft wide, an 48 inches long) would help maintain rigidity along the X axis but I figure I ask everyone on here for your advice!!
I’ve only bought the 3/4’’ EMT conduit so far in 5 ft sections, so I can change up my build right away!
Also, I read somewhere someone used the Makita RT0701C trim router instead of the Dewalt DW660 since it is a bit more powerful…good choice or stick with the DW660? My home depot has the makita in stock right now so I can go grab it right away!
I also will want to CNC alu and make motor mounts and such!
Thanks everyone for your time and help!