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Build Author Ryan Lock Views 4621
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 jamesdjadams Views 4917
C-Beam XL - TinyG - Aluminium Plate - Dewalt 611
C-Beam XL build using TinyG V8.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 84256
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 Mark Carew Views 28275
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 128821
C-Beam™ Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Joerharris Views 603
Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build
I'm building a CNC router in my garage (almost finished!) and I'm keeping a video build log of the process in the hope it may be useful to others wanting to do the same. I don't have much in the way of fancy tools so expect a bit of innovation on the way!
Build Author DazTheGas Views 17558
Been using the Ox now since 2015, so decided I should move on to C-Beam :-)
Build Author Michael.M Views 9700
This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. The working area will be: I'm not sure yet.
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 23360
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author Gary Caruso Views 13630
OX Heavy Duty Build
OX Heavy Duty, using Chrisclub plates, for 2080 X-Y and C-beam Z
Build Author JamesA Views 4207
Extendable Mini Mill
Another MiniMill, different to the OpenBuilds version and potentially more flexible because of the design.
Build Author Kevon Ritter Views 4999
Yet another Sphinx
Here's my Sphinx with a few slight modifications.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 78127
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 ymilord Views 8427
Small Portable PCB CNC Machine (CoreXY)
This is a small CNC mill/router specifically for manufacture PCBs. This is based on the corexy gantry setup. The plan is to have a small, light self-contained machine that can be used and easily but away when it's job is done.
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 1624
Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2.
Build Author DaveStewart Views 2032
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 Retrosmith Views 1373
Grizzly - The Double-Z I-Beam Ox
Grizzly is a mid-sized CNC router with I-beam support and a dual-Z axis approach to vertical movement.
Build Author beardyblair Views 14531
My build log of an adapted Sphinx design with additional height and a larger X and Y axis.
Build Author Nels Views 2725
Another Sphinx - 1000mm x 750mm
The reason for building this CNC is to help me in my guitar building hobby. (telecasters)
Build Author Kyo Views 777
Plate Maker V-slot Table
C-beam Plate Maker V-slot Table System to aid in clamping and setup of jobs.
Build Author Metalguru Views 2885
Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.
Build Author JimB828 Views 2949
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 mikememmi Views 1331
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT0N1rt3F7c it's alive
Build Author Glenn Weston Views 10704
"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge
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.
Build Author Schematix Views 84740
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 Adam Filipowicz Views 3988
CNC Based on CBeam, with No custom Plates, and Z GANTRY
Build Author dtanney Views 486
This will be a CNC milling machine. My goal is to make this mill for the minimum cost I can while not sacrificing quality. In hope of staring an educational YouTube channel on CNC milling and 3D Printing. Along with when to use both.
Build Author patdee Views 966
777 CNC Build
To begin the "Build" I have ordered a few parts from OpenBuilds to get started. They are arriving today; according to "tracking". I cant wait! Praise Jesus! This 85 yr old man is getting a "New " life. Hallelujah and amen. Because I am building this on an existing machine, I have to be careful; so I will order some parts then see what I don't need (such as a base); along with parts that I may need to adapt it to the machine. It should be fun! "Caint wait!"
Build Author Mark Carew Views 711545
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 Zach S Views 5839
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 Kyo Views 61593
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 Rakmup Views 26673
CNC Router Lathe
Steel square tube frame with dual feed gantry and indexing lathe section. Will have 36" x 30" x 6" travel. Has a Harmonic Drive on the 4th Axis.
Build Author Andreas Bockert Views 1277
Yet another 1x1 Sphinx
Build a 1x1 Sphinx/Sphinx XL style CNC.
Build Author roadss Views 2806
Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition
This will showcase the build of my Rawcnc 1.5. A rigid cnc router from the Swedish company Rawcnc, featuring a rather cool linear motion system, rack & pinion and steel reinforced X-axis capable of milling aluminum.
Build Author Moag Views 46195
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author TerryLCole Views 1002
CNC design (parts named)
This design is previously posted in this area. I downloaded the file in order to customize as I needed. I found that the parts were not identified. I went through the design in an attempt to name the parts and identify them by location.
Build Author uwsdandt Views 6940
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.
Build Author Dangatech Views 2299
C beam machine (with larger T-slot platform)
Larger, more rigid build plate C beam machine
Build Author CNCMD Views 1783
Sphinx 1000 x 500
Building a Sphinx based CNC based on Kyo's plans. Going with a 1000 x 500 table size.
Build Author ymilord Views 5753
Kyoujin Mk1 (C-Beam /w Rack & Pinion)
C-Beam based CNC with Rack & Pinion (for the X Axis) and lead screws (for the Y Axis)
Build Author dmasters Views 2108
DM C-Beam XXL Tank
1000mm x 1000mm C-Beam XXL CNC with external drivers and high torque Nema 23 motors, 2.2KW Spindle with VFD.
Build Author Tucstrlly Views 1862
Stainless OX Kit Build
A copy of the Stainless Ox by Martin Barfoed. Similar design, construction and control.
Build Author Spiffcow Views 4455
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 ahayden Views 12250
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 Trunkmonky Views 4896
OX, of the house Steel
OOZNEST Style OX machine with 3D printed panels
Build Author Savvas Views 2602
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 Knut Bøje Views 3615
My OX cnc upgrade.
Build Author JWhitten Views 5323
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 Julius Views 12638
OX Balls - 1605 Ballscrew Powered 1000mmx1000mmm OX derivative
1000x1000mm Ballscrew driven OX Derivative. Dewalt 611 spindle and TB6600 Drivers.
Build Author Kiwi Kevin Views 632
my version of xl
A table top version of the open build xl router kit set build. This use of c - beam and xl kit set was coupled with Mach 3 controller running on Dell opti -plex 755 and win 7 pro licence. A Dell opti-plex 755 empty case was used to house the controls and wiring , including the limit switch and emergency stop safety circuits
Build Author Giarc Views 23100
Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500)
Another build based on the original OX design with a cutting area will be about 26" (680mm) x 50" (1300mm) and driven by lead screws.
Build Author Gary Monroe Views 3428
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 gazingm42 Views 3309
1000mm X 1000mm with tinyg
1000mm X 1000mm overhead cnc machine
Build Author Elijah Anderson Views 4795
The Budget Build
An affordable large CNC machine, that so far has been easy to assemble
Build Author Scotty Orr Views 1312
MMXL - A MiniMill Conversion
Using most of the parts of the MiniMill, and adding a few other parts (cost < $200), transforms the MiniMill into a very capable machine. Final build area as shown is 10.25" x 16". With a custom Y-plate, I will take it to 10.25" x 20-24".
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 5780
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 Rui Vasconcelos Views 484
C-Beam XL ( 1 meter²)
A modified C-Beam Build with a few Addons
Build Author DazTheGas Views 16233
From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.
Build Author ChadRat6458 Views 1489
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 Andrew Helsel Views 4550
MiniMill with DW611 and SmoothieBoard 4x v1.1
Build Author Chefson Views 8344
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 IndyMaker Views 5977
Ooznest Ox with 3D Printed Gantry Plates
Ooznest Ox with gantry plates and end caps 3D printed in ABS rather than aluminum.
Build Author dreys Views 1006
Behemoth cnc router with linear rails
Behemoth cnc router build in progress using hiwil rails and closedloop servos.
Build Author HenryCNC Views 3673
Desktop CNC machine
Stable solid, hope can cooperate with coolant in the future.
Build Author mikework Views 1067
My 1st C-Beam CNC
1M C-beam xy variant
Build Author Michael Dwyer Views 892
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 stargeezer Views 6051
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 66073
The Frog: CNC Router
Frog CNC Router. Inspired by OX and "Routy". 24"x36" active working area, approx. 3" usable Z motion.
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 1396
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author Richard Long Views 6907
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 Dave Zahn Views 8941
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 Firetruckguy Views 8612
Nebraska 1246 x 1184
This is my first attempt at a CNC anything build
Build Author dogmeatk Views 6117
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 stargeezer Views 1722
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 7177
C-Beam "2" XLarge CNC Router
C-Beam 2XL CNC Router
Build Author Apothus Views 5780
Sphinx rigid XL
Rigid variant of the C-Beam sphinx platform
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 55623
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 PatrickB Views 2647
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 14582
OX Based cnc 3000 x 1500 Double belt
OX Based CNC
Build Author DA_Spec Views 2623
Heavy duty C Beam
a 1000mm x 1500mm CBeam build with hgr20 hiwin rails 600w er16 spindle
Build Author Jim F Views 5368
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 2037
Linear Rail derivative with ball screw
basic start to design of cnc machine
Build Author Jason Harding Views 1255
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 14932
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 Peter Van Der Walt Views 4145
MiniMill Z Axis Upgrade with Offset Motor
Upgrade your Minimill with an off-set Z Axis Motor
Build Author SamKircher Views 3026
C-Beam Sphinx Vacuum
A modified 1000x1000 Sphinx, with a built in vaccum table.
Build Author evgeny156 Views 1952
OB Minimill with bottom frame PSU+Drivers
All-in-one OB Minimill
Build Author PCBman Views 2792
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 Ronald van Arkel Views 9983
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 781
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 7207
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 810
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 13438
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 10872
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 3293
A 1000mm x 1000mm Sphinx/R7 build.
Build Author Serge E. Views 45212
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 5491
C-Beam Intro to CNC
Build log for my first CNC machine, a C-Beam Plate Maker
Build Author Metalguru Views 3183
Custom black and red Big Ox
Build Author GeoffH Views 1357
c-beam XLarge with ZLarge
XLarge with ZLarge