So I bring this up because I’m helping out with a one piece CNC pulley for the Kegel and Flywheel for a group buy and I was considering making another series for these as well, for those who would like to CNC their own pulley’s out of aluminium/stainless steel, nylon, exotic hardwood or whatever material.
Could also make it so the portion that gets inserted is it’s own component and the pulley portion is inter changeable. I wouldnt get a chance to do this until after the semester and exams are over, Dec 16th and onward, but if it’s something people could actually use and do themselves or send off the files for CNCing then I’m down to create the series for the kegel, flywheel cores and the 107s.
If I had the access I was thinking of a aluminium inner core for what ever wheel and then abs or pla plastic adaptor for the belt which should just bolt to the inner core but I only have a 3D printer no cnc. Would allow nice sturdy bolt hold on the wheels and then a softer wearing pulley and cheaper than a new aluminium pulley all the time.
So a few people have them, I didn’t think they be common to begin with but okay. How would you rate the X carve overall? I have liked it for a while but I just don’t know how if it’s actually very practical in many applications. I do like to woodwork once in a while though so I was thinking later on in a few years possibly getting one.
Im fairly happy with my xcarve. I used it for wood, plastic and alum. I have it modded quite a bit with stiff mods, aluminium t slot bed, etc.
Now, if you’re really going to be cutting a ton of metal you might be better off with a small cnc mill like the one @chaka bought.
Overall, I’m quite happy with my x-carve. I thought I was going to use it more than I do now, as my methods of creating boards have changed quite a bit. But it can still be useful at times. Now I just need a 3d printer… With a cnc and 3d printer, the world is your limit