Clint Ws CNC Machine
Ok, so first, I must say, the webcam on the machine is so cool. I have a desire
to put a webcam on my machine for monitoring purposes. You never know what will
happen while the machine is running by itself. Things like, a piece popping out
and getting stuck between the router and the table can happen every now and then.
A camera, mounted near or on the machine is always a good idea, especially if you
can see the video stream from another computer.
Clint uses the older Version 2.2 modified to his own specs which he is probably
going to upgrade to the version 4.1 inthe near future. He has been using the machine
to produce signs and furniture for the most part. Check out his great pictures of
examples and the machine that he modified from the version 2.2. Also, check out
the kind video testimonial (above) produced and given to me as thanks.
Comments from Clint: Made entirely if scrap I've had laying around. Works really
well. One issue I have had is it doesn't like to cut aluminum as well as my blacktoe
but I think I have a fix for that (I'm going to build a sub gantry which will brace
the head closer to the table an alleviate the kickback. The problem is the higher
gantry allows for more flex)
This image depicts the choice of material. It appears to be folded calvanized steel.
The z-axis is constructed with what appears to be extruded aluminum. This is a great
idea for use with his modified zyplate and large enough to withstand any twisting
or flexing. The router mount is made out of what appears to be PTFE.
Well, I think we know that his favorite team is the Texas Rangers. This is a great
example of using the machine to carve out from vector composition. Ther is a huge
amount of pocketing here to make the inner circle and side bars extend to protrude
The furniture in this image has great carvings on the side and the front. This is
quite a large piece.
Here is a better view of the front of the cabinet. Clint did a grea job hiding the
method of joining.
From Clint: The big sonic sign was for our parade float. I built a front and back
3-1/2 x 7 foot sign with my blacktoe.