JGRO CNC Router - Updates, Upgrades, Fixes and other stuff
A lot of time has passed since I built my JGRO Router.· My wife and I were busy remodelling and heavily involved in the Band Booster organization. The Router got stuffed into the basement of my out building and sat there unattended and neglected for a long time. · We developed a leak and water ran on the machine soaking the MDF base.· Even though it was painted it still warped.· Well all I can say is that was a lesson learned.
Then September 3rd, something horrible happened. Cotton, our dog passed away. She was 15 years old and only about a month from 16. Well, we buried the old girl in a homemade box under the shade tree in the back yard. I told my wife we could use the CNC Router to make a plaque for her and cast it in aluminum for a grave marker. Well, when I retrieved the machine and seen the damage, I knew I would have to rebuild.
Assessing the damage
Most of the machine was intact and in good shape except for the bed and the bottom board of the gantry. I knew that there were some other modifications I wanted to make to the machine as well. For example, I never put the electronics to bed in its own enclosure, never got around to making more cast pipe clamps and never made a decent router clamp. So the pages that are listed below the JGRO Updates menu item are the upgrades and fixes that I have done to the machine.