I feel technically I’ve started as I’ve begin sourcing. I was ordering steppers from OMC for a 3D printer upgrade so thought I’d save postage and get the MPCNC steppers at the same time.
I’ve also just pulled the trigger on Ali belts, pulleys and bearings. I want to run right tolerances so have stuck with vendors I know, namely Powge and Raindew.
I’ve a fair bit of 3D printer build experience (just finished my third, converting a dead Ender into a dual extruded, linear rail, coreXZ) but this will be my first venture into subtractive manufacturing.
I’m thinking 24V PSU as my BTT SKR 1.4 Turbo and the steppers will handle it, and it means less amps for the same torque in the motors.
I’m fairly comfortable with wiring and software, so am going to make life hard on myself by either reconfiguring and compiling Marlin, or going whole hog and trying Klipper (which I hear can be done).
Bolts and rail to be ordered, but before that I need to put up a new shed to store Christmas lights and fishing equipment so I can have the garage back as a workshop. Again, for tighter tolerance in thinking SS rails as opposed to conduit.
To start with in going to use a Dremel, then will upgrade this one I get a feel for what I need.
Now, important decisions, what colour shall I print the parts in?