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Old 11-30-2004, 01:13 PM   #16
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Hi,

I have a Harbor freight combo Mill/lathe at home. Getting the machine is only half the story ($500) then you need to get all of the measuring equipment and set up equipment to be able to use it properly. (and also the skills, I was a mchinist for 6 yrs I'm ok in that department)

I have sort of the opposite problem to RC12L3a. I have a machine but not the material. I also need a surface plate and hieght gage with V-blocks etc etc etc.

One word of caution, it will take a long time to machine these parts. Not the machining itself but making sure you are doing it right, it's very easy to do it wrong.
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:12 PM   #17
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Well I finally got my part validated in eMachineShop but it wont give me a 3-axis Mill price. The EDM and Laser price comes out super quick but it just hangs up with the Mill price. I wonder if they can get Woven Carbon Fiber Sheet? It's not listed as a material.

If I had two grand to spend, I would get me one of these and start my own custom RC company!
http://www.maxnc.com/page12.html
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:16 AM   #18
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have an rc emergency as i broke my drive cups and the parts are not available locally...race is fast approaching and ordering from japan is such a hassle and will take alot of time.....

what i did, i went around local machine shops to have the piece fabricated. they can have it done in a couple of days or even faster. the machine shop i went to has a lot of hi-tech gear. most rc parts need cnc and other precise instruments so it would be a bit expensive to produce your own
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:49 AM   #19
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i found theses sweet little things. kind of pricy new but you can get them on e-bay some times at a decent price

desktop cnc runs off you home pc



this one is just a example of one but there are many different types

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Old 12-03-2004, 10:48 AM   #20
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WoW, I wish I had enough money for one of those Desktop PC controlled CNC machines. That would be sweet.
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:13 AM   #21
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you and me both all of my cars would have plenty of carbon fiber parts
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:21 AM   #22
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...264&pricetype=
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:29 AM   #23
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wagon

forgive my ignorence on these but it that one that you move manualy or will it work witha pc

thanks
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:41 AM   #24
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Thumbs up Fatboy's Custom RC Works

RC12L3a - Any questions or parts you need made (either in hard delrin plastic, graphite, aluminum, etc.) can be milled easily and quickly by these guys: Fatboy's Custom RC Works! Get intouch with Shawn Sanders and he will definitely take care of you! I had some aluminum shock mounts custom made for my 4WD Durango and he came through BIG TIME! Here is his e-mail for anyone who might have questions, concerns, etc. -

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Cost wasn't much either! Extremely reasonable and really well crafted! The guy is an artist when making RC Parts! Furthermore, he got the job done in a week! Trust me on this if you want quality milled parts!
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:42 AM   #25
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While not a CNC machine that Mini Mill is super cheap. They even had a tiny Mill/lathe for like $400. I can only imagine its pretty small though.
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Originally posted by WVRACER
i found theses sweet little things. kind of pricy new but you can get them on e-bay some times at a decent price

desktop cnc runs off you home pc



this one is just a example of one but there are many different types

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Dude, Twenty Grand for a desktop NC? You could just about find a full-sized used Fadal for that much money!

This is more of what I'm talking about...
http://www.maxnc.com/page12.html

$2,245

http://www.maxnc.com/img26.jpg

Would be nice to find one of these on Ebay!
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yea thats what i was talking about thanks thoses are to cool i would love to mass produce carbonfiber parts for my cars


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Old 12-06-2004, 08:40 AM   #28
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

here is one on ebay right now going for 900
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

here is one on ebay right now going for 900
I just saw that! Wow, that is awesome! He's got a ton of accessories for that, too! I might have to talk to the wife about allocating a bit of next year's income tax refund for some equipment! Would be nice to be able to manufacture some custom parts on my own rather than paying the high prices at local machine shops!
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