Some of the stuff for my machine I had on hand and other stuff, I done little dumpster diving. But I thought I would try to keep track of my costs as I purchased things so that I would have some clue as to what I had in the project. Maybe this will be a help to someone trying to figure out how much this would cost them. I suppose your milage may vary.
|3/4" MDF||$21.00||Most of the machine is made from this with the exception of the base and bed supports. I bought this at Lowes.|
|Misc. Hardware||$18.00||I decided that I would but hardware as I needed it. This was the hardware for the Z and X Axis. (Bolts, Nuts and that sort of stuff)|
|HobbyCNC Controller||$106.00||This is a 4 Axis chopper circuit controller. I ordered it from HobbyCNC.|
|1/2" MDF||$23.00||I had to order this. No company that I called carried this stuff on the shelf. I got this from Lowes.|
|Misc. Hardware||$23.00||Again, I have been buying hardware as I need it. This was for the Gantry and the rest of the X Axis.|
|Gas Pipe||$24.00||I had a small piece of 1/2" gas pipe layng around that would work for the Z Axis. I bought enough 1/2" and 1" pipe to do the X Axis and Y Axis.|
TOTAL PROJECT COST - $215.00