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OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Jul 22, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Mar 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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

Openbuilds C-beam

May 24, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

This is a build supported by Ooznest by a team of girls in Year 8 (12/13 years old) to machine model F1 cars for the F1 in Schools competition.

Matt's Ox

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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I'm building an OX CNC router. It will be the larger size of 750x 1000mm. This should give me a working area of about 22"x30".

The Bull Dog, A RoverCNC OX based 1500mm x 1500mm CNC - Tutorial build

Jan 20, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I have based this build on the OX build so I will not be going into too much detail of specefic assembly modules as they asre so well covered by Mark Carew already, but will go through the complete build on video. I will be addig additional tutorials on steppers and the other electronic parts as needed though as this project is sponsored by RS Components in the form of most of the Electronics and this is also the key focus of my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/thebreadboardca.

Black Rabbit 1500

Sep 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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I built a CNC Router using 3/4 MDF, 1/8 aluminum angle for bearing races and various other odds and ends. I learned a lot about how not to build a CNC router. I found Openbuilds.com and decided to build a C-Beam for my first build. The long term idea is to use this machine to build custom plates for and OX type machine and a 3d printer.

Routy GT2 300 BSX CNC Router

Jun 24, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is the first project that I would like to share with you. I know the build looks familiar and it is; it’s based on kram242´s Routy. Work area is 300*500*55 mm and is NEMA17/GT2 belt driven.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

This machine is fantastic. Teamed up with Fusion 360, Inkscape, and GrblPanel, I'm well on my way towards making at least one Christmas gift this year. I had some frustrating times during the build, mainly with getting everything to go together square, but overall it was fun. I can see that I'm going to need to be a bit creative in order to max out the work area for this machine so that I can produce the product I bought it for, but it will be able to do so much more for me as well.

CNC FOR EVERYONE!

May 12, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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This build was very complex due to the fact I wanted to create a low cost larger than normal CNC. I did not want a MDF or plastic body. I wanted it to be able to do more than most CNC routers this size on the market.

Adjustable Router Guide Template

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else
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This project is an adjustable router guide template made with 20x60 V-slot. It was meant as a less expensive and more user friendly alternative to commercially available units.

RiNo Route

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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A CNC router designed to handle a 4'x8' sheet, for as close to $2000 as possible. The price barrier resulted in my choice to use timing belts rather than leadscrews or rack&pinion. Build List still being updated

Angus : A Slightly "Beefier" OX

Dec 1, 2014
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

This is where I will share my attempt at building a slightly "beefier" OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine using commonly available parts in the spirit of OPENBUILDS and Open Source in general. I have a tendancy to over-build things so I will be balancing that tendacy against budget constraints and common sense as much as possible.

My Ox

May 16, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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What I want to build is a unit to: rout wood, plastic and occasional aluminium . to be able to swap cutters. i.e. drragknife, laser, router, drill

C-beam Router rack and pinion

Sep 24, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I want build a frame that is as sturdy as possibility while at the same time keeping it as compact as possible. working area will be approx 1200mm x 600mm

PhlatPrinter MK 3

Jun 15, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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The Phlatprinter 3 was designed to be used in a small shop with the ability to cut large sheets of foam for RC airplane projects. The idea was that you could save all of your aircraft as models and tweak to perfection after every flight.

L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.

Large C-Beam Sphinx style CNC Build

Jan 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Started my build of a large Sphinx style cnc Router. I wanted one to handle the Dollar Tree Foam Board (DTFB) so I am making this to handle 2' X 3'. This is my first endeavor for a CNC so I am learning as I go but there is one thing for sure.

OX-SUMO, SUMO-OX, OXSUMO?

Nov 10, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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One meter square. Short and stout.... reminds me of a Sumo Wrestler. A temporary and adjustable configuration I have devised to cut my own plates. I have kicked around ideas for about a year and the C-Beam extrusion has made this attempt to realize my ideas irresistible. This is just one step towards bigger and better things!

C-Beam Double X

Sep 11, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Per the special notes its a variant of the C-Beam, Machine.... I have noticed that alot of people build a CNC router to cut parts for other larger CNC machines.. eg Delta Printers etc....plus this will enable me to cut parts for model RC plans UAV's etc...

FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail

Feb 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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...

OX CNC Router

Jul 20, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Robo Morten

Aug 16, 2017 at 12:52 PM
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.

Hedron's build with Ooznest kit and Xylotex motors

Oct 26, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A 3-axis flying gantry (4'x4') mechanical kit is assembled. A 3D printer is used to make cable chain for tidy and cheap wire management. A BeagleBone Black development platform with Machinekit software (LinuxCNC) is configured to control a Xylotex motor driver box connected to an Openbuilds Ox direct-drive pulley and belt motion system. A vacuum dust-collection system is designed, CNC-routed and installed. A steel table is made to mount the table onto.

Custom OX Build

Apr 27, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

Inspired by the original OX by Mark Carew, this is my Custom OX. Many small changes, additions, and upgrades. Build is in progress and this post will be updated regularly with photos. Enjoy!

C-Beam Prototype

Jul 15, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is a variant of a typical OX (Mark Carew inspiration) router using C-Beams/8mm Acme rods to drive all three axis. I went with a 1000mm x 1000mm frame size. Useable space is 28" (711mm) X 26" (660mm) with a Z axis work travel of approx. 3.25" (82.5mm). A TinyG is used as a controller along with Fusion 360/Chilipper as the software for generating and running gcode files.

Aluminum Ox

Mar 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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I have been looking for a good solid kit to build off of for some time and when I saw the Ox buildlog I knew I had to have one. Ordered most of the pieces from Open Builds and started planning. Had a nice gentleman named Chris cut the required plates from 6061 aluminum for me (he sells them on eBay now if you're interested) and got to work.

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Dec 25, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

Expanded Routy using 290 build instructions

Apr 6, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

Using the Routy290 build and an awful lot of help from puntoMX, this machine has been expanded in the X and Y axis. My first build, I'm learning a lot about all of this. I've had to disassemble parts of this thing many times due to forgetfulness, but that's ok. Also, I've forgotten to take constant pictures throughout the build.

My JGro CNC becomes an OpenBuild Project

Jan 3, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

This is the story of my progression from the JGRO cnc router design to using the OpenBuild system. In the process I think I have learned some things about cnc routers and the accuracy required to make a good build.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

May 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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The C-Beam Evolution is an evolving machine. The MkII is inspired by Kyo's C-Beam Spinx but currently uses my own design of plates made of 8mm acrylic (X-axis ends) and 6mm polycarbonate (Y axis ends). The plates were made on the MkI but I hope to be able to make 6mm aluminium plates on the MkII for the MkIII.

Proteus

Nov 26, 2013
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots

Proteus is the Greek God of change. Besides the numerous aspect of 3D printing that this could relate to this machine like the god can change. The Build allows for an interchanging head that will allow different functionality to be quickly and easily adapted. So you could print clay, silicon, plastic, cut with a laser cutter or even attach a rotary tool

Another OX CNC Router

Dec 13, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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An OX CNC router using Blue OX Solutions gantry plates, a Bosch Colt router, and most of the remaining parts coming from Openbuilds parts store. Table has about 22"x55" cutting capacity and I am planning on a combination T-Slot and vacuum hold down system.

eeYZee Router

Aug 18, 2016
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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The first criteria was portability, the second was cutting out a sheet of ply, the third was the ability to shape a foam surfboard blank, but the main criteria was a small budget.

C-Beam Machine upgrade to 1000mm x 1000mm

Mar 29, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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/)

BABE - CanUSA Blue OX, bigger than the average OX

May 6, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a basic description of my OX-like build of Babe, Paul Bunyan's Blue Ox. It is a work in progress. The idea has been germinating for about 4 years, with several twists and turns and false starts along the way.

Dave's Z axis and powder coated.

Apr 16, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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I just did my first Powder coat paint job on a Z Axis with 9inchs of travel for the DIY CNC Plasma Cutter, Mill Head, Router, Engraver, Laser Head, Water Jet Cutter Machine. 2 different Z Axis ride plates and a 80mm Router/Mill Head/Spindle clamp. Baked on finish in a old oven i had.

PCBman CNC

May 12, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This is a design for a desktop CNC machine. It may be a router or laser. I am undecided as to the final design.

cnc plasma table

Apr 5, 2015
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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ive got most of the wire harness made up too im using Chinese electronics for now I will upgrade later when this thing makes me some cash lol im using a ibm think center to case to hold my electronics ive got a 25' parallel cable to put some distance between the table and the computer

ROUX - A Routy-OX Hybrid

Aug 1, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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ROUX is a 2'x4' CNC that can be easily handbuilt without an existing mill and removes the need to buy generic plates for the Routy. A simpler, more refined machine.

My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router

Aug 28, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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!

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