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4' x 4' CNC router table completed

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Project by Pete Jansen posted 11-07-2010 05:40 AM 6150 views 24 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The table is designed by Patrick at www.buildyourcnc.com. I completed the build after cutting all my own
parts and designed the rolling cart myself. It will eventually be closed in with raised panel doors and have storage shelves, drawers and a slide out keyboard and mouse pad. It’s been a blast building, now it’s a gas cutting stuff on it.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado





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Muhamad Sara

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 07:25 AM

That is absolutely amazing! You have to post more details and pics!

-- -Muhamad, Chicago,IL

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jm82435

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 02:02 PM

Looking good; can’t wait to see what you do with it.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Shawn Vincent

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 02:30 PM

Beautiful build. I agree with Muhamad—more pics please! :-)

-- Shawn, Ottawa Canada, http://www.svincent.com/

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 02:40 PM

I have a machine shop and want to build something similar except out of metal, perhaps aluminum. What kind of software does that router use? How accurate is that router?

I must say, it looks like you have done a great job on it. It’s a very nice shop built machine.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 03:00 PM

Great looking setup. I considered buying one of those but opted for the Laser instead simply because there are no cutting blades or bits to ever buy..

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Mary Anne

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 03:03 PM

Too cool! Looks like you did a great job on the build. You are going to have loads of fun with it.
I would love to have one of those things.

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Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 03:33 PM

How about a lot more details on the build. Is this going to replace your scroll saw? Very cool tool.

-- Bob A in NJ

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spanky46

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 04:08 PM

Looks Great! Here is my version! Haven’t done much with mine but had some heart problems a month ago! I will get serious about it again when I retire after the first of the year!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/lbippgs.jpg!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Eric in Florida.

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 04:23 PM

That is some machine!
I can’t wait to see it’s creations!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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brianinpa

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#10 posted 11-07-2010 04:48 PM

This project brings a whole lot of possibilites. Nice build.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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kyle_v

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 05:06 PM

Very cool.

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NBeener

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 05:09 PM

Wow. Is THAT ever slick !!!

Hey, Folks …

Turns out … this LJ lives in my town. I may get to watch this thing go in full-blown beaver mode :-)

Details would be great.

[note: there IS a ton of info on that website he linked to: www.buildyourcnc.com
Just can’t be sure which stuff, and how much of it, is applicable to HIS project]

-- -- Neil

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Pete Jansen

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 07:40 PM

Hellavawreck, it has a repeatability of about 1 thousands .001” that’s not bad for a DIY wood router table.
I cut this snowflake the other day with a 30 degree engraving mill. I have a 10 degree mill that will reduce the size by another 1/3. I don’t need to carve anything that small though.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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Pete Jansen

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#14 posted 11-07-2010 07:44 PM

Bob A in NJ:
Nothing can replace my scrollsaw. I will never sell anything that is made on the CNC
and claim it’s hand made on the scrollsaw.

The CNC will be for mostly engraving, 2.5D and semi 3D artwork, embossing, acrylic, etc.

Works great for drilling perfectly aligned holes for shelf brackets in furniture and stuff too.

The cabinet doors I posted are cool. They have a mix of hand made doors with CNC artwork.
That works for me.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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Pete Jansen

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#15 posted 11-07-2010 07:49 PM

Nice machine Spanky! I love the cart and the E-Stop!
I’m making some pretty cool stuff on mine too.

I know about the heart problems, had my nuclear stress test on Thursday.

Send me some pics of your creations.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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