CNC Router UpDate

Little late with CNC Router Build update or should that be “A LOT LATE” ??? Lots of family activities kept me busy,  but the CNC build progressed along nicely through it all, just a little slower than planned. Though still not finished, the  cutting is coming along quite nicely.

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Z-axis

 

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X-axis side plates ready
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And now a little help from 3D printer.
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3D printed V-Slot aluminum extrusion Connectors.
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V-Slot connectors ready to install in X-axis aluminum extrusion to bond 20×60 beams into one.
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X and Z axis ready to install on y-axis
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Another view Z and Y axis
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Little OX coming together.
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OX a little closer.
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Ready to wire up.
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And finely the first cut!
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Since it’s almost Christmas?
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It’s Santa with a little help from JOY!
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This would be the second test cut.
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The third test an English Springer Spaniel.

 

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And now a piece of fire Wood.

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Fire Wood to Art?
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Now a box for Joy!

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And Joy has a new box.
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“The Paradise Box” The plan is a free download from Vectric software. http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/projects.html

Well that brings us pretty much up to date. I still need to clean up the wiring, install e-stop and maybe beef up Z-axis a little more; but all and all it’s a good little machine. My wife says I’m using the wrong adjective… GREAT little machine is more accurate, according to her.

5 thoughts on “CNC Router UpDate”

  1. So……Larry……how did those little pieces that you did on the 3D printer work out on the “X” axis? Everyone has been talking about the movement between the two 20X60 extrusions. I’ve been looking for something to stiffen that up for when I get to build mine. Out of the country right now but will return in mid May……..then I’ll get started on my own OX.

    Thank you,
    Randy

  2. Hi
    I must say it’s quite impressive to see the result of this machine. So far, what cnc bit are you using ?
    And is there any upgrade that could help the machine for … the precision, better tool cutter or so..?

    Thanks

    1. That was some time ago, but I believe the bit was “CMT 858.001.11 60 degree Laser Point Bit, 1/4-Inch Shank, 1/2-Inch Diameter, Carbide-Tipped” I pick up on Amazon. As for precision, the little machine works quite well but anything to make it more solid. Would improve it, or speed of cut anyway.

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