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...
Once more Keith has come up with a winning machine… first the RouterMaster, then the SlabMaster and a few years ago, the Torque WorkCentre… many of you know I bought one and love it…... Now the machine we have all been waiting for… the CNC Router…Making its debut at the Maleny Wood Expo last weekend… Keith has been making industrial CNC machines for many years and is his passion…this is his first foray into the smaller more affordable machine...
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...
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...
I saw AppJourneyman making very impressive inlay banding. I thought I would give it a try on my CNC Router. I had some scrap laying around and thought I would give it a try. It came out very good. Go over to 21st Century Woodworking for project cut files and details.
I thought some of you LJ would like this video that I found on youtube: (Note: Not my video)
As I have mentioned in a few places, I am in the middle of moving my workplace. Which is where my shop is. It’s going to be at LEAST another month before I get to unpack, maybe more. Things are in an annoying limbo. I went down to the old place today to bang out a few things. I had more ideas in mind but they have to wait. Humidity and I are having a raging battle and I’m on the loosing side of the war. Sigh. But, I had a stack of designs I had cut earlier that needed some b...
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Progress has been made on the glue-ups. I ended up going back and drilling 3/8” holes for dowels in order to keep the pieces aligned for gluing. I have to world’s tiniest drill press, so some of the thicker pieces have to be drilled out in a few layers at a time! But it seems to be working out so far. Should be finished with the last pieces today, then on bench assembly and making the solid wood parts. Going for the record of number of different kinds clamps used. :-) ...
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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