CNC Building Blocks Project

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby braeden » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:24 am

Hello fellow CNC'ers!
Thanks for offering such a great project, I'm hoping to use my CNC building blocks to engrave and drill front panels for my audio electronics projects.

As I am not very experienced in CNC, I was wondering whether a full kit would be supplied at some stage that can be integrated with the $500 reward kit on Kickstarter? By full kit I mean, table, lead screws etc. everything that is required to get this thing up and running.

What sort of price are we expecting to pay... or is it too early to say? ;)
I live in Australia and apparently McMaster-Carr doesn't ship here so that makes things a little more annoying.

Thanks again!
Braeden

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby AJ Quick » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:46 pm

Sorry for the slow response.

Yes definitely.

Unfortunately we weren't able to offer a complete package earlier, but without the Kickstarter project.. the CNC Building Blocks wouldn't be possible. Thats why if you want the CNC Building Blocks you gotta back the project now.

The kits that will be available down the road will have pretty much everything, minus the CNC Building Blocks and electronics for about $300-$400.

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby GVardaman » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:42 am

Hi AJ,
Do you yet know what the router mount will cost, for use with the new Z axis carrier?
Thanks!

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby AJ Quick » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:36 pm

It won't be too much. We just have to determine the best way to do it to avoid the problems some users had with the first machine.

Also... some final production prototypes are here!

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby Mathieu Lamaure » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Hey guys,

will the plans to make the quick cut pro be available for the kickstarter backers?

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby AJ Quick » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:06 pm

Mathieu Lamaure wrote:Hey guys,

will the plans to make the quick cut pro be available for the kickstarter backers?


Its very possible. But will not include the actual CNC Building Blocks. You'll have to back that part of the Kickstarter first. ;)

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby Mathieu Lamaure » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:35 am

I am already a backer of the CNC building blocks ($500 pledge). I will reformulate my question. Will you provide the plans to make the quick cut pro with the building blocks?

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby AJ Quick » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:26 am

Unfortunately the Quick Cut Pro is a fairly complicated design, and its nearly impossible to make without a CNC machine already. We will however work with backers to come up with designs that will be easy to assemble with just a saw and a drill.

We will also make those complicated parts from the Quick Cut Pro available at low cost... so all will not be lost.

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby GVardaman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:20 am

Hi AJ,
I don't want beat a dead horse, but since I can't use the CNC building blocks without a router mount (can anyone?) Is there some alternative that exists already? Maybe a mount for a dremel or other tool? Or something offered by someone else that will work until you guys figure out a solution for it?
I have taken my quick CNC apart to sand the mounts for the Z Axis binding issue referenced elsewhere and was thinking I would leave it apart until the new pieces were ready. However, if the building blocks are months away from shipping and then it is an indeterminate time until there wil be a mount offered for it, maybe I am better off reassembling it in the meantime.
Can you post when you know more closely the timeline for shipping the building blcks and also what he price point might be for the mount?
I realize I could also just work to build my own mount, but it seems silly to reinvent the wheel if you have something in the works, for a fair price, for the near future.
Any specifics would be welcome.
Thanks again.

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Re: CNC Building Blocks Project

Postby AJ Quick » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:57 am

Router mounts will definitely be available when these Building Blocks ship.

Prices cannot yet be certain, but $20-$40 depending on what method we go with.


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