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Forum topic by Balu posted 08-09-2011 03:18 PM 1965 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2011 03:18 PM

Hello everyone!

Does anyone have a blueprint and material list to build a 4’x4’ CNC router at home?

-- Only normal people worry me!

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 06:03 PM

Hey, Welcome to LJs.

Have you looked at Huge site for amatures and pros both. There was a pretty popular one using extruded aluminum called Joe's 4X4 Hybrid. There are a whole lot of people building them. I am pretty sure that some used ones are for sale also. There is a user group on Yahoo for this machine.

Tell Joe that I sent you,

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 07:48 PM

I have some extra 90×90 Bosch-Rexroth extrusions. like 80-20, if
you need a stiff and striaght extrusion for your table frame or
gantry I could cut some and sell it to you by the foot.

There’s a ton of information about building CNC machines online,
but be warned a lot of the guys are building them for machining
printed circuit boards and similar light duty applications. For cabinetmaking
and carving you need more robust construction.

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 01:07 AM

Thanks for the tips guys.
The funny thing SPlam is, that I ended up here because I came across you when I was searching the net. It shows that you built a cnc router and I was hoping that I could get in touch with you, and here we are. I’m completely new to cnc and to be honest I know very little about it. I looked it a lot of different machines but as of now I do not have the money to buy one. So I figured I build one. I got ton of questions, and I hope you could help me out.

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