LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

xfredericox
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LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:47 pm

For those who don't already know, I am doing a full K40 rebuild.

Latest blogpost: http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3205

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Features:
40W - 700mm tube
400 x 600mm work area with feed-through design
1000 x 650 x 320mm footprint
Adjustable Z with hand crank - over 100mm of usable travel
Integrated 270 cfm exhaust (stock: 88) and integrated water cooling.
Minimal use of custom parts, maximal re-use of stock components
Total projected conversion cost: 500€
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http://www.manmademayhem.com

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:39 pm

All custom parts are done, as is the frame!

http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3205
http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3221
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xyplane » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:10 pm

Looks fantastic, looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
xfredericox wrote:For those who don't already know, I am doing a full K40 rebuild.

Latest blogpost: http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3205

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:05 pm

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by AnonymousPerson » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:43 pm

Very cool. :)

Reading through your build log now, there's a mention of not yet having a good metal cutting saw.

For general thoughts/recommendations, how about something like this?

https://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-m ... saw-505214

I bought one of those a while back, and it's my second most favorite tool (after my S3). Turns out its
super useful for cutting just about anything that fits (eg wood, steel, alu, etc). Oh, and even coconuts
can be halved using it with appropriate care taken. Just saying. ;)
Shapeoko 3 #516

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:50 am

Thanks for that link!

I actually used to have a small lathe from Axminster. But I sold it because I found a larger CNC one ;-)

In the mean time the machine is already moving. Video coming hopefully next week.
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:27 pm

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:33 pm

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Fri May 04, 2018 2:09 pm

Huge update!
This is the home stretch.

http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3307
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Post by xfredericox » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi all,
just wanted to let you know that this project is officially finished, and I just launched a dedicated LAYZOR website.

For those that don’t know, the LAYZOR is a complete rebuild of a K40, but I recommend you read the full story on my blogpost:
https://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3440
and the website itself:
https://www.manmademayhem.com/layzor
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