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computer controlled multi head mill project
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:16:15 AM »
Thinking about building Yet another mill but with a difference i have been building cnc plasma tables for the last few years and have thoughts on building a miltihead bandsaw and swingmill combined but all driven with 30nm stepper motors with mach3 custom sawmill setworks 
control cutspeet
height up and down of the mill heads
and be as automated as i can be possible (less work with my broken foot)
still at design stages at the moment my for this is budget 3000 to 4000
give me some ideas guys 
Thanks in advance 

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Re: computer controlled multi head mill project
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 10:22:23 AM »
i'm in for this ride. I keep wanting to put arduino setworks on my mill but that will be a future thing when I learn how to do it.
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Re: computer controlled multi head mill project
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 11:16:58 AM »
You need to look at the posts of member arnold113. He had a homebrew mill with lots of similar ideas. Still under development when he suddenly died. He documented a lot of his work with pics and posts.
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Re: computer controlled multi head mill project
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 12:02:04 PM »
And this thread:

http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=78010.0
Yeah, CaseyK for sure. He lives about 15 miles from me. He works off-shore, I think 2 weeks on and 2 off, I have seen his mill a couple of times, seems every time I have time for another visit, he's off-shore..
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