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Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Apr 27, 2017 at 12:59 AM
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.

Solid basics CNC router

Apr 25, 2017 at 10:02 PM
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

This build focuses on the basics to provide a good foundation to further enhance the ability to achieve tight tolerances

C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'

Apr 25, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Apr 25, 2017 at 5:39 AM
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My Experiences building the C-Beam X Large. Maybe you can pick up a few pointers from my ramblings and experiences if you are considering building this machine.

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

Apr 24, 2017 at 10:11 AM
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

I'm currently working on the CNC control box, before doing any future work on the CNC Mountain Machine. I want the controller to be future proof and as professional as I can manage. I am planning to use stepper drivers, PSU's, a motor contactor unit to turn everything on, as well as a VFD and proximity limits switches. Each video will document the process and steps involved in researching, designing, planning and assembling a controller. I am not a natural electrician so learning as I go.

OX CNC Router

Apr 13, 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.

Table saw fence and guide

Apr 10, 2017
Category
Furniture Builds
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The idea was to build a proof of concept table saw fence similar to a thru-rip or accusquare fences which retail for 400$, with the added option to motorize the positioning.

WannaBe CNC - First time design and build

Apr 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

Design Change - Version 2.0 has a smaller foot print, custom gantry supports, and front and back covers. I will use standard V-Slot for gantry supports leaving me enough travel to manufacture the customer supports with this machine when completed. then update to final build. I also plan to install the controller into the front cover and power supply into the back cover. Should be nice and tidy.

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/)

C-beam Sphinx

Mar 29, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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..

C-Beam Machine Build

Mar 13, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is my first CNC router build. I want to gain basic CNC building experience so I can go on to build other items such as a frosting or pancake printer.

CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds

Mar 11, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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The Space Optimized LAser Cutter is a 40 watt CO2 laser cutter that supports a maximum part volume of 24" x 16" x 6.25". It consists of a V-slot frame + brackets/mounts designed to be 3D printed on a consumer desktop printer. Total cost of the machine is ~ $1,400 USD.

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

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

Ox Stainless with ballscrews

Mar 8, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Ox Stainless with ballscrews for motion, nema 23 steppers, LInuxcnc for control software. Using basic parts for frame from Makersupplies, and the rest sourced from ebay. Building a small router hoping it will be able to cut aluminum with decent results.

Stainless OX

Mar 6, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Desktop PCB Maker

Mar 1, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

With the focus always on larger builds I wanted to focus on a desktop PCB milling machine that fulfills the average users desktop needs at an entry level cost. Design considerations will allow expandable capabilities to include 3D printing and any other functions a small form Cartesian robot can perform. The current iteration has a desktop footprint of approximately 15.5" X 14.5".

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

CNC xPRO Driver

Feb 11, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Build Complete!

Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)

Amazon Special

Feb 10, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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I have parts that are apparently not suited to a cnc router or a 3d printer. I am still trying to figure out what to make out of what I have,

Old Faithful...FDM/CNC machine

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

I've owned some pretty unreliable printers, and I'll leave it at that... This design comes from the need to have a 3D printer that is reliable, period. I didn't have the money for a several thousand dollar 3d printer with an equivalent build area so that was out of the question. Plus as a fledgling Engineer, I really wanted to blood myself on a project. And that's how Old Faithful came to be. A simple, reliable, rigid, durable machine. Made by me :) Also, it'll be tough enough for light CNC.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
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.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

Jan 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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. Currently I am in the process of fitting the limit switches and adding motor wiring and cable chains

C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC

Jan 24, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

This is my first foray into CNC machines, after much review I decided on the C-Beam machine as it seemed easy to work with and will enabled me to build more and larger machines as I gain knowledge. I am planning on building the machine largely unmodified from the reference design. I will be building the machine an axis at a time as I need to spread out costs over time.

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Jan 18, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

Large C-Beam Sphinx style CNC Build

Jan 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

RiNo Route

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

Stainless OX kit

Dec 28, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a 1500 X 1500 Stainless OX kit build, by a cnc novice. It is the first cnc machine i have ovned and build I got this kit from http://makersupplies.dk/20-ox-cnc-kits

Sheethexapod

Dec 10, 2016
Category
Everything Else
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Build Complete!

Sheethexapod works with basic mechanims as direct metal-metal links and joints, all movements can be done by a rc servomotor in this case towerpro model.

SCoreXY

Dec 7, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build in Progress...

Currently I have Velleman/3Drag K8200 modified and CNC machine self built and wanted to use both to make new 3D printer. After looking at different designs I liked Voron a lot and have decided to go that way. Currently I have ordered majority of parts and build shall start soon. I don't plan to rush it as I am usually 2 months home and 2 off.

OX Super "C" - Cpmpleted 11/02/16

Dec 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This CNC utilizes the C-BEAM extruded aluminum for the "X", "Y", and "Z" axis. The gantry will move similar to the OX along with the "Z" except I am incorporating the C-BEAM instead of the 20x60 V-RAIL. To make the system as strong as possible I am using two C-BEAM rails back to back. The "Y" axis will encompass two sets of roller on both side of the C-BEAM extruded rails for added strength. All of the plates for this were created using the C-BEAM machine I completed several month ago.

Kruk 0.1

Nov 27, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is a stool, designed in 18mm wood for a cnc router, it's easily scaleable to different wood-thicknesses, in 18mm wood it takes up 1200*1200mm. It can be assembled without screws, nails or glue and can therefore also be easily disassembled.

Dream to practical

Nov 26, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is my journey from a dream machine to a practical (for me) machine. This is a Cartesian style frame that can change tool heads quickly. The first version will have milling and 3D printing tool heads. Later on I'll add a drag knife tool head.

Cartesian CNC router

Nov 22, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

This project has been a steep learning curve in an unfamiliar area for me. It has been a very rewarding experience and has opened up so many more possibilities to pursue in the future.

Reference sensor for CNC Tools

Nov 1, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

For the x and y Axis you set the zero point with a limit switch, but how can you get the zero position for the z Axis? You have different thickness of material to mill and when you change the tool, you have also a other z Axis positon. With the Sensor, you can define the zero position of the piece automaticly.

Hobby OX CNC

Oct 24, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

This "hobby OX" CNC is built for multiple purposes such as cutting and engraving various materials, laser etching and cutting, etc... Its a great platform for hobby enthusiasts like me where this machine can be used for so many different purposes effectively and efficiently!

mBOX

Sep 25, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

Hi! This build is, or at least should be, a multipurpose box (mBOX). Due to limited space I want to build something that can serve multiple purposes such as 3d printing, 3d scan, plexiglass cutting and hopefully some milling too (both wood and metal). Switching between modes should involve switching heads and worksurface (change heatbed with a wood platform and viceversa). (for the scan part I'm thinking of integrating this opensource project into the frame: http://www.freelss.org/ )

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

OXmill

Sep 20, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Small Mill type CNC machine, using C-Beams and V-Slot rail, bundle packs as a starter point. I needed a smallish desktop machine to fit a pretty narrow use case for my business, but the machine itself has larger applications to the OB community. Currently I will run the Dewalt 611 router on the Z axis, but have plans to add in a brushless RC style motor. So this design does have room to go either way easily.

Plasma cutting table

Sep 20, 2016
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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Build Complete!

This is our plasma cutting table , based on the famous OX CNC . Can cut up to 15 mm ( steel , stainless , aluminium ) with a really good accuracy and at a really high speed .

Beefed-up and customized OX build

Sep 13, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

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!

CO2 laser

Sep 10, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.

My first build: a other OX CNC

Aug 31, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

I love to build things. I decided to build a CNC machine to help me build more things! I had a lot of fun and I learn a lot of thing in the process of building this machine. p.s. my primary language is french not english. Forgive me if I made some mistake.

eeYZee Router

Aug 18, 2016
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

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.

Matt's Ox

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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".

CNC Line Boring Machine

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Everything Else
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Build Complete!

This is a CNC Line Boring Machine for our cabinet shop. It drills the holes every 32 mm for the adjustable shelf pins in the cabinet side pieces. I chose this option over purchasing a multi-head boring machine that requires 11 drill bits - Left & Right hand twist - that also requires a lot of strength to plunge that many drill bits into the wood to be drilled.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Jul 19, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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.

UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router

Jul 18, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

The UltiBots CB3030 CNC uses C-Beam, V-Slot and an extruded aluminum T-Slot work table. This allows 6mm T-Nuts, step clamps and blocks to secure materials to the work surface. The all metal design makes the use of a mister possible.

C-Beam Prototype

Jul 15, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

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