Wooden enclosed CNC router project hobby build, fun, fun, fun

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Blog series by Jeff updated 02-15-2018 08:03 AM 7 parts 19886 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: Building the skeleton.

11-11-2014 04:34 PM by Jeff | 6 comments »

Going to attempt to build a cnc router just for hobby stuff and maybe help with decking out our barn conversion. Not really that good at woodworking but I think it will be fun to try and you never know it might come out decent. :-) Started out scoring some 9 ply 3/4 inch birch plywood from our local home center and cut into pieces to build the bed. Large Pic Building the box. Large Pic Using 2×6’s laminated 3 thick for the main supports, staggered the join...

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Part 2: Working on table and rails

11-11-2014 10:14 PM by Jeff | 1 comment »

Update: After squaring the frame up I locked the table box into place with an additional 8 inch band of 3/4 inch plywood on top of the birch plywood, gluing and screwing it way more than necessary. You will find that everything on this build will be overkill but movement is not an option. :0 Large Pic Choose to 45 the plywood for the rails and epoxy the aluminum channel instead of just laying it horizontal with one edge up and one down. felt there was more surface area. Once t...

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Part 3: Working on the Y rails and gantry. :)

11-12-2014 06:57 PM by Jeff | 9 comments »

Time to get back at er. I decided just for cosmetics to paint the dust collection holes before the formica went down, had the paint wouldn’t of made a special trip to town for it. lol Large Pic Testing the rails and roller bearing for clearance and mounting option. Large Pic Large Pic Came up with a box idea to fit between the main posts, gives me the option to move the rails up and down, in and out and tilt, once everything is set 4 – 4 inch heavy to...

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Part 4: Gantry parts and pieces

11-18-2014 05:46 AM by Jeff | 4 comments »

Greetings fellow woodworkers. :) Haven’t had a lot of time to work on the project but while mama was away I snuck in making a few parts and pieces of the gantry.Designed so at anytime I can split the gantry and replace the roller tracks or upgrade to steel if the aluminum doesn’t hold up. First few shots are just some fabrication in progress. Using cabinet conectors for assembly, auction buys a few years back; thought it was time to but em to good use. Large Pic La...

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Part 5: Finishing up the Gantry

12-07-2014 02:47 PM by Jeff | 1 comment »

Guess I must have been a good boy working on the wife’s circle kitchen because she actually helped me with this project for an hour or so. WooHoo Here are just a few shoots of finishing up the gantry, there are rails on both sides of the gantry to accommodate a wrap around z axis guild, didn’t really like the thought of all that weight just hanging off the front side. This would be a lot easier if I had better idea of how to. but still having fun. :-) Here is the 3 main p...

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Part 6: CNC Progress, to many projects NO Time. :-)

11-19-2017 09:15 PM by Jeff | 3 comments »

Greeting, been a while for sure but summer is over and winter is here, so maybe I can try and do a little something in the progress department. Just a few more pics. :-) Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Cheers! Have 2 full tables like this one, this outta be fun! hoping the gremlins will have it done by morning. lol St...

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Part 7: CNC Command and Control Center

02-15-2018 08:03 AM by Jeff | 2 comments »

Well it’s time to start the Control and Command Center. :-) Drew up a few sketches, pretty rough tho, not much of a drawer or carpenter as you can see; but I fun trying! Started out with a full 1-3/4 solid plywood base, laminated top and oak border that will have some inset decor later.the component/monitors will mechanically rise via threaded rod from the back side, pics should tell the story. Thanks for stopping by a...

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