Homemade CNC Router

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 1170 days ago 6668 views 30 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well some of you fellow LJ’s have been following my blog on my CNC adventure, and if not you can view my blog here. I finally finished my CNC and did a test cut that you can see here:

There are a few more things I need to add, such as: limit switches, E-Stop, and dust cover just to name a few.
I did get an E-Stop and limit switches from CNC4PC but did not wire them up yet. They can be seen in my Part 4 blog.

If you have any questions, please visit my website or blog first and if you didn’t find an answer, I will be glad to answer them for you.

P.S. Next Project- Electric Guitar for my friend.

Comments welcome!


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#1 posted 1170 days ago

Great job! It’s so great to see a 17 year old out there with this kind of enthusiasm. Keep it up and you’ll go far!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#2 posted 1170 days ago

I definitely don’t feel like the smart kid anymore. Way cool.

-- Michael

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#3 posted 1170 days ago

very impressive

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 1170 days ago

Very cool. I know that I will be building one some day.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 1170 days ago

Thanks everyone. And Gary, I am sure you will have fun making a CNC.


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#6 posted 1170 days ago

Really cool.
You have done a amazing job there.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 1170 days ago

That’s is really amazing. I’m afraid you set very high level for woodworking enthusiast like me…..too old to learn computerization in woodworking world. Ha ha ha.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 1169 days ago

Great job on the build and production of your web blog.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1169 days ago

That is amazing that you can make your own CNC machine. The uses are endless. I
It looks real solid and the placement of all the components is very neat. You can be proud of that project and you are so young!! What will be next?????

Thanks for sharing !!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 1169 days ago

Way cool !
Great job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Paulo in Texas

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#11 posted 1169 days ago

That is a great build, and being that you did this at 17 makes it even more impressive.

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#12 posted 1169 days ago

Well done. I see an engineer in your future. Very cool project!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 1169 days ago

I wouldn’t mind having one of ‘em. Now you’re cooking with gas. :)

-- 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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#14 posted 1169 days ago

17 building CNCs. Amazing. MIT here you come.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 1169 days ago

Really neat, Kyle!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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