What a fun project this is. Never used a CNC before, so have quite a bit to learn, but these forums are great for info, so thanks everyone! I’ve had a 3D printer for about 2-3 years now, and saw the MPCNC on thingiverse years ago while looking for pointless things to print, and thought “man this would awesome” but thought it would be too difficult. Well, I’m glad I finally gave it a shot!
I ordered the rambo dual endstop kit from the v1 shop, printed all the parts myself. The build guide was perfect, and other than getting frustrated trying to make sure everything was square 5000 times it was not bad at all, quite enjoyable building it.
I did go larger than recommended, with a work area of 2’ x 3’ (actual working area ended up being x:580 mm y: 885, with a small buffer). I ordered 1" OD stainless steel tubes in hopes it would compensate for any rigidity issues. Just did a tiny test cut nothing else so not sure how true that will end up being.
I still need to do cable management, print an electronics enclosure, wasteboard, dust collection, etc etc, but I was too excited and wanted to cut something! I did a few different sized squares (10mm, 50mm, 100mm) and a 40mm circle, and my last name for fun. Everything came out exactly 0.13mm (both axis) smaller than expected, regardless of square size, so I’m guessing I probably set my bit size incorrectly since it didn’t scale with the size of the squares? Used Estlcam with 1/8" upcut (3.18mm is what I put in software).
V1 Kit with LCD and rambo board: $381.14
Stainless Steel: $329.68 (this hurt price-wise, from speedymetals, tried finding local, but… Nebraska…)
Makita router: $119