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Blog series by KylesWoodworking updated 05-10-2011 04:45 AM 4 parts 13337 reads 56 comments total

Part 1: Part 1: Assembly

02-24-2011 05:29 AM by KylesWoodworking | 30 comments »

Well I just turned 17 years old today, February 23, 2011, and I have always wanted to make a CNC router. So for my birthday, I asked my dad to get me a CNC hardware and plans kit from www.buildyourcnc.com. Then I went to Lowes and the Home Depot to get a sheet of MDF, aluminum angles, threaded rods, and various other items I needed to make the machine. So the whole weekend last week, I’ve been working on cutting all the parts I need and then drilling all the holes in the pieces. Here is...

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Part 2: Part 2: Making the Stand

02-26-2011 06:57 AM by KylesWoodworking | 10 comments »

Well today I didn’t have school due to a snow day, so I figured I would work on my CNC some more. I knew that I needed a stand to put the CNC on and to make it sturdier, so I was off to Google SketchUp! I wanted to make the CNC about counter height, so I made the stand 34 1/2” high plus the 1 1/2” table of the CNC makes it 36” high overall. Here is the simple design that I came up with using 2×4s for the stand: So I was off to making saw dust!First, I cut f...

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Part 3: Part 3: Updates and Need Ideas

03-16-2011 01:36 AM by KylesWoodworking | 11 comments »

I have not had much time or money to work on my CNC lately, but I did make some progress. Here are some of the things I added to it so far: I added two shelves for the computer and electronics to go on: I also bought 4 cheap casters from Harbor Freight and installed them: Also, on an unrelated note, my dog loves the new shelf and sleeps on it all the time: Now for some ideas: I need some where to mount a computer screen to use for the CNC and I have a few ideas, but...

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Part 4: Part 4: Electronics

05-10-2011 04:45 AM by KylesWoodworking | 5 comments »

After a few months of saving money, I finally got all the electronics for my CNC! I purchased all the electronics from: http://buildyourcnc.com/electronicscombo.aspxwhich include:(3) 425 oz-in stepping motors(3) Drivers (3.0Amp 24-40 Volts, 1-1/64 microstepping)(1) 36v 8.8a Power Supply (1) Breakout board Then I built a box out of poplar and Plexiglas to house all the electronics: Then I tried out the monitor shelf that I came up with in the last b...

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