**** I don't mind giving out info on how to build your own if you interested email me. [email protected]*****
I built this with all new components mostly from Ebay and a few parts were custom machined. The controller is Arduino and open source. I design my boards on Solidworks and program the toolpaths with Mastercam. But there are plenty of other options out there for board design and G code generators. I would be happy to help with any tips on how I have made it work for me.
I cut full boards, top and bottom to shape. I do fairly small stepovers because I am in no hurry. The machine runs for about 1 hour per side. The max length board it will do is about 6-7. I have also used it to cut leash plug holes and Futures fins pockets. It can definately be sped up a lot if you wanted to, larger motor on the X axis and a more ridged frame would make it capable of running much faster. It could be used for a low volume production shaper.
Very good way to get some experience with CNC and surfboard for cheap. It cost me a little over $2,000 to build, plus about 30 hours to get it all put together and calibrated.
Its fairly light and I can take it apart to ship, I have no idea how much it will cost for shipping. The buyer pays for shipping.
I build automated machines like this for a living and just wanted to see how inexpensivly I could make a surfboard shaping machine. Now I've shapped all the boards I can possibly use and I'm moving so its time to go.
Email me for any other info, I know the pictures are not great, I do have a little of it working I can email. Right now the machine is burried in the garage so its hard to get good pictures.
email: [email protected]