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Build Author Mark Carew Views 689595
OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine
OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine. A strong easy to build shop CNC router that can be sized to suit your needs. Many new features have been incorporated into the OX to make it a great router that is sure to inspire!
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 76325
Ooznest OX CNC Machine
The Ooznest OX CNC Machine Kit is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew, and it incorporates many upgrades from this community. The plate designs in our kit are based on the originals. However we have added our own touches to increase the performance and design of the machine. To complement Mark's build videos, we have made a complete written instruction manual, with IKEA'eske assembly diagrams.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 2370
WorkBee CNC Machine
The WorkBee is our latest CNC Machine and is a culmination of all our experience, feedback, and suggestions from selling the OX CNC Machine over the past 2 years. The WorkBee is capable of accurately cutting foams, woods, plastics or aluminum at depths greater than 25mm to 0.2mm accuracy or greater.
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 136
Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 22163
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author mikework Views 376
My 1st C-Beam CNC
1M C-beam xy variant
Build Author Michael Dwyer Views 111
My MiniMill is just the start
This is my first build and I've been waiting to do this for a very long time.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 121914
C-Beam™ Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author beardyblair Views 12749
My build log of an adapted Sphinx design with additional height and a larger X and Y axis.
Build Author Michael.M Views 7022
This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. The working area will be: I'm not sure yet.
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 5459
C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"
This is a modified build C-Beam XLarge. 1000mm C-Beam used for X and Y axis, and the Y Axis moves the X bridge, not the material being worked.
Build Author stargeezer Views 5498
OXilla - a 3ft x 3ft CNC Router/Mill - Goals are strength, power and speed
This will be an ongoing log as I build this machine. Name change by popular demand - at least a couple of us. :)
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 63267
The Frog: CNC Router
Frog CNC Router. Inspired by OX and "Routy". 24"x36" active working area, approx. 3" usable Z motion.
Build Author Savvas Views 1697
Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates
I built the original machine using plywood plates, and always intended to upgrade those parts to more durable ones. I decided to go with acetal as it's a lot easier to cut than aluminium. I used fusion 360 to model and rebuild the original machine. Once I have assembled everything and feel confident it all works I will release the plate designs here.
Build Author Kevon Ritter Views 4868
Yet another Sphinx
Here's my Sphinx with a few slight modifications.
Build Author ChadRat6458 Views 256
SkyKae sphinx - c beam xl hybrid
I took what I thought were the best parts of the sphinx and the c beam xl to build a bigger and faster machine.
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 995
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author Spiffcow Views 3192
Large inexpensive build that can cut a 4x8 ft sheet with room to spare. Can be built using only a 3D printer and standard parts -- no special CNC'd plates required.
Build Author Richard Long Views 6625
Solid basics CNC router
This build focuses on the basics to provide a good foundation to further enhance the ability to achieve tight tolerances
Build Author Trunkmonky Views 3130
OX, of the house Steel
OOZNEST Style OX machine with 3D printed panels
Build Author Schematix Views 78162
OX-Metal CNC Router Mill
The OX-Metal is based on the original OX CNC mill But with a few modifications and add-ons
Build Author Dave Zahn Views 8833
Aluminum OX build with some modifications
This is my OX CNC mill. It has been a labor of love for over a year now! I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I also hope that it gives some of you more experienced CNC builders a different perspective and some ideas!
Build Author Andrew Helsel Views 4084
MiniMill with DW611 and SmoothieBoard 4x v1.1
Build Author IndyMaker Views 5615
Ooznest Ox with 3D Printed Gantry Plates
Ooznest Ox with gantry plates and end caps 3D printed in ABS rather than aluminum.
Build Author Firetruckguy Views 7453
Nebraska 1246 x 1184
This is my first attempt at a CNC anything build
Build Author dogmeatk Views 5492
Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL
I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.
Build Author ahayden Views 11949
C-Beam Prefab Untitled
The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.
Build Author stargeezer Views 1278
Next up will be the electronics package. My parts bins are overflowing with boards so this may be the hardest decision to make of the entire build.
Build Author mcbuilder22 Views 6855
C-Beam "2" XLarge CNC Router
C-Beam 2XL CNC Router
Build Author Apothus Views 5328
Sphinx rigid XL
Rigid variant of the C-Beam sphinx platform
Build Author Kyo Views 56904
A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 53486
Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.
Build Author CNCMD Views 1363
Sphinx 1000 x 500
Building a Sphinx based CNC based on Kyo's plans. Going with a 1000 x 500 table size.
Build Author Elijah Anderson Views 4367
The Budget Build
An affordable large CNC machine, that so far has been easy to assemble
Build Author PatrickB Views 2024
The goal is to have a relatively strong CNC to be able to cut alu. Working space will be around 800x350x100mm.
Build Author sebf34 Views 13962
OX Based cnc 3000 x 1500 Double belt
OX Based CNC
Build Author DA_Spec Views 1779
Heavy duty C Beam
a 1000mm x 1500mm CBeam build with hgr20 hiwin rails 600w er16 spindle
Build Author Dangatech Views 1414
C beam machine (with larger T-slot platform)
Larger, more rigid build plate C beam machine
Build Author Jim F Views 4549
Basing this build on the C-Beam machine XL on the parts store, but added a few things to make it more like the C-Beam XXLarge "Tank" by Dollarz81. Going with the Dewalt 611 instead of a water cooled spindle at first. May change down the road. Using a Panucat Gradus M1 controller with BigFoot drivers.
Build Author Bradles Views 1516
Linear Rail derivative with ball screw
basic start to design of cnc machine
Build Author Jason Harding Views 1008
Mobile bed cnc machine, first build
Currently i am reworking the frame still with current available parts just going to buy material to make the y and the z axis from openbuilds. The x axis is now going to be mobile similar to a 3d printer style.
Build Author Brian Popp Views 13593
Salmon Sphinx 1.0
A tribute build based on Kyo's wonderful CBeam Sphinx. My hope is to improve on that build slightly, but to be honest, I'll probably just screw it up. I'll use this build to publicly document my failures.
Build Author DazTheGas Views 16516
Been using the Ox now since 2015, so decided I should move on to C-Beam :-)
Build Author Mark Carew Views 83085
ROUTY CNC Router (V-Slot Belt & Pinion)
A cool little CNC router build that uses the V-Slot belt & pinion drive and stock parts.
Build Author JWhitten Views 3631
Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger
This is my latest project. I'm building a new CNC router to be bigger in cutting envelope (1500mm x 3000mm / approx 5 by 10 ft).
Build Author Moag Views 41646
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author Zach S Views 5084
Big OX 1500x1000
Building the 1500x1000mm ox build, have taken many photos throughout the buid process. Learning the process of the setting up of the machine is pretty neat. Not to mention it will definitely test your patience's when it comes to all the tedious wiring of things.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 3452
MiniMill Z Axis Upgrade with Offset Motor
Upgrade your Minimill with an off-set Z Axis Motor
Build Author SamKircher Views 2702
C-Beam Sphinx Vacuum
A modified 1000x1000 Sphinx, with a built in vaccum table.
Build Author Metalguru Views 1378
Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.
Build Author Gary Caruso Views 13045
OX Heavy Duty Build
OX Heavy Duty, using Chrisclub plates, for 2080 X-Y and C-beam Z
Build Author evgeny156 Views 1299
OB Minimill with bottom frame PSU+Drivers
All-in-one OB Minimill
Build Author PCBman Views 2726
This is a design for a desktop CNC machine. It may be a router or laser. I am undecided as to the final design.
Build Author Gary Monroe Views 3241
C-Beam Desktop On Rails
My attempt at a Desktop CNC using C-Beam and Open-Rail with Steel Wheel bearings and LeadScrew Drive.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 9685
Upgrading the C-Beam machine
So we have new plates, stronger motors, belt drive reduction, but what should we do with them? In this article you might find the answer you were looking for as we took an “old” C-Beam machine and started to upgrade the X/Z body and added more torque and precision to the Z-axis.
Build Author JimB828 Views 648
This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.
Build Author JP Warnke Views 6800
Warnke CNC Router
A blend of modular aluminum and steel bracketry built to yield fine cuts in hardwood and aluminum. An open table with a shiftable pin-fixture concept will allow the operator to shift longer than Y-travel work-pieces, such as doors, along the Y-axis of the table. This machine has a 44" (X) by 24" (Y) by 8" (Z) travel with water cooled VFD spindle motor, t-slot ext work table, cable carriers, side guards n dual y drives. Total weight (w/base-stand) is about 600lbs.
Build Author Daryl Eden Views 669
C beam Larger and Stronger
My first build based on the original C beam Sphinx. I’m not sure at this point what the final size will be. I have the parts from the c beam Sphinx and extra beams and lead screws to build up to 1000mm x 1000mm.
Build Author semperfikurt Views 13008
Beefed-up and customized OX build
My Machine is based on the OX CNC designed by Mark Carew as well as the ooznest kit, and it incorporates a bunch of my own details and revisions to increase performance and robustness. It has become way more beastly than I originally planned!
Build Author Savvas Views 10381
C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain
I’m making a desktop CNC machine based on the C-Beam platform. It will be driven by Tr8 Lead Screws, and initially made from 12mm birch ply plates.
Build Author Hisha Views 2945
A 1000mm x 1000mm Sphinx/R7 build.
Build Author DaveStewart Views 1718
Small C-Beam Plate Maker With Remote Login & Operation
C-Beam Plate cutter with Raspberry Pi V3, Arduino Mega2560 and Camera. Remote login & operation via SSH with cnc.js server, mjpg server on the Pi.
Build Author JimB828 Views 2681
A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.
Build Author Serge E. Views 44763
myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential
This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I want a machine which can route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM
Build Author Greg Lampman Views 5147
C-Beam Intro to CNC
Build log for my first CNC machine, a C-Beam Plate Maker
Build Author Metalguru Views 3099
Custom black and red Big Ox
Build Author GeoffH Views 1122
c-beam XLarge with ZLarge
XLarge with ZLarge
Build Author Adam Filipowicz Views 3553
CNC Based on CBeam, with No custom Plates, and Z GANTRY
Build Author Huub65 Views 3234
My C Beam - NEMA 17 - GRBL- Arduino project
Cbeam machine. Using small stepper motors (NEMA 17) and Arduino controller. Try to get this working in de upcoming month.
Build Author David the swarfer Views 8845
The Nguni - an OX variant
A modified OX with more X clearance, MDF plates, vacuum table
Build Author gazingm42 Views 3138
1000mm X 1000mm with tinyg
1000mm X 1000mm overhead cnc machine
Build Author Cornerspace Views 922
C Beam CNC+Laser
You will be following the assembly of the mechanical kit and how i integrate the electronics into the final build.
Build Author Braindice Views 1123
My first attempt at building a CNC style machine. Overall my plan is to use the PlanetCNC breakout board and software to run the machine from a dedicated laptop/tablet.
Build Author Dexter Oddwick Views 2761
Black Rabbit 1500
This is a router that I designed that is loosely based on the Openbuilds Ox, but designed to be heavy duty, rigid, and yet quick and agile.
Build Author Jay Lytle Views 1031
Stock CNC Router
This is my first CNC router, so be kind on the criticism. I'm still learning. Not an engineer, and not a machinist so I am having to research and learn aspect from both of those areas of study!
Build Author Silverrabbit2 Views 4254
Ooznest OX, Workbench, & Folding Table
An OX based unit with innovation surrounding it -- 9 drawers, workbench, folding CNC table, & portability.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 6213
C-Beam Machine XL
Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.
Build Author drxlcarfreak Views 3741
Project There is No Kill Like Overkill
Very stout 2'x4' machine with a deep Z axis
Build Author Paul Boartfield Views 1929
C beam xl
I would recommend this challenge to any woodworker looking for something new.
Build Author Mohammad Kokash Views 3625
CNC 1000x1000mm C-beam
inspired by http://openbuilds.org/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/
Build Author EvanBruner Views 9249
Vertek CNC - 1000mm x 750mm Linear Rail on C Beam
C beam gantry with steel guide rails!
Build Author Nels Views 2392
Another Sphinx - 1000mm x 750mm
The reason for building this CNC is to help me in my guitar building hobby. (telecasters)
Build Author Chefson Views 8127
OX CNC Router
Ca fait 2 ans que je rêve d'une Fraiseuse CNC. Ni trop grande ni trop petite, sans avoir le budget pour en acheter une toute faite. Je suis artisan menuisier ébéniste et j'ai finalement décidé de la construire. Le projet OX m'a séduit, alors je me lance.
Build Author Bruce Walker Views 2269
BD's C-Beam Machine CNC Router (WIP)
CNC router table based on OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine bundle.
Build Author Sandy DeFalco Views 2366
Sandy3D wall mounted 1000 mm x 1000 mm C Beam Mill
I am attempting to mount The C-Beam Machine XLarge on the wall and have it look like a piece of art and be totally functional as this will be in our livingroom.
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 22656
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author kev20009 Views 2550
MY NEW CNC
This build is not based on the ox, but got my ideas and inspiration from my first build,
Build Author Pol Feliu Views 5604
Batxillerat Research Project: Design and construction of a CNC
I'm working on a cartesian cnc router for my school research project
Build Author islahcnc Views 2057
I will post soon some more details.
Build Author JerryD Views 2039
1500x1000mm Adjustable Height
I have the demand to cut/etch tall pieces of material. For this reason, I have designed a machine with 500mm uprights with adjustable gantry height. This way I can raise/lower the sled and z-axis as needed. I've also chosen to use a linear C-channel assembly for the Z axis with the plate mounted to the gantry instead of the other way around. This will allow for maximum range of the z-axis. The parts list/BOM does not include motors/belts/pulleys or electronics.
Build Author JamesA Views 3763
Extendable Mini Mill
Another MiniMill, different to the OpenBuilds version and potentially more flexible because of the design.
Build Author Said Views 10211
Here is my Project A CNC 3000 mm by 1500 mm, with a 2.2kW spindle collet ER25 and 4 stepper motor nema 23 425oz-in. The purpose being to have a large work surface for a minimum cost.
Build Author Cleyton Alencar Views 3277
C-Beam Machine upgrade to 1000mm x 1000mm
This built is to convert an existing 500x500 C-Beam Machine into 1000x1000. Inspired by several builds including C-Beam Machine : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam%E2%84%A2-machine-plate-maker.2020/) and Gino's build : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-gtc.3250/)
Build Author jamesdjadams Views 4654
C-Beam XL - TinyG - Aluminium Plate - Dewalt 611
C-Beam XL build using TinyG V8.
Build Author M^3 Views 13755
M Cubed CNC Mill
A no-nonsense CNC mini mill to get the job done.
Build Author jkenn13 Views 8034
The purpose of this build is to create a simple, strong modular build that is rugged enough to cut out some of the softer metals along with wood and plastics. Using basic parts like the universal plates, t-nuts and v- wheels coupled with the strength of C-Beam I am sure this will deliever the desired results!!
Build Author Justin Butler Views 4058
My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router
My CNC Router design and inspiration came from the Routy CNC project. I modified some of the aspects of the Routy build, but left the original XY dimensions intact. The build has been very enjoyable thus far and am nearing completion of all wiring in preparation for my first test run!
Build Author Craig Views 6704
Inspired by the Crawlbot
Building a couple of CNC's based on the Crawlbot
Build Author Robert Bailey Views 22671
FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail
I started this build about 2 weeks after the c-beam hit the store. I purchased a single bundle and ordered a TinyG to run it. where I work I have Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers and they all got sucked into my project. they want one to do prototyping at the office, once they see mine...