Ox type build using some openbuilds components from Ooznest with cutting area of 1000mm X 900mm. 18mm mdf for the gantry frame, side plates and bed. I used H section aluminium for the running rails on the X and Y axis with v wheels and a C beam actuator for the Z axis. The X and Y axis are belt driven with GT3 (9mm) belt and 16 teeth pulleys on Nema 23's. Control is by Xpro V2 board fed via USB from a Linx tablet running Universal Gcode Sender within windows explorer (not Edge) with Java plug in downloaded. I love the tablet because it is fast, touch screen for jogging and is ok in the dusty environment. I use the amazing Replicantis all in one app for designing parts on an iPad or iPhone and save them straight to Dropbox. When I open UGS the files are already there! If I want to design very complex parts I use Inkscape and save to Dropbox in the same way. It means I can design in the house or design and tweak in the workshop without using a laptop.
Gantry Type CNC with Makita Router
The machine has met and exceeded my expectations on repeatability and accuracy. Cost was approx £600 including the Windows tablet.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI am a cabinetmaker and have wanted one for years! Wahooo