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Arctic Ox CNC Router

Jun 25, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a cartesian CNC Router build that is based off the OX CNC build by Mark Carew. I am using Spark Concepts CNC xPro controller board and their 400w spindle kit.

Contrariwise -- A C-Beam Router

Jun 22, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

A C-Beam router made almost entirely of standard parts. Electronics include an xPro v2 board and NEMA 23 motors. Cuts are made with a small 300W DC spindle. A pressure foot is used to minimize the need for workholding.

Tall OX

Jun 20, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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After completing a standard OX build, I found I didn't have enough Z-clearance and designed a set of taller gantry plates

Plate 'o CBEAM

May 3, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I'm starting with the c-beam bundle, and I hope to end up with a pretty useful little platemaker/shallow relief carver. I'm hoping to discover how accurate and efficient it can be.

Ooznest build - 1500mm x 1000mm

Apr 2, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Its the first build for me so its just the story of me attempting to build the kit and hopefully end up with something I can use. Hopefully without destroying anything or anyone.

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

Mar 14, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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

Murphy OX-CNC Dreamin

Mar 12, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I am in the design phase of my CNC. I would like to thank everyone who has placed resources on the site. I am using it to the up most! I will update as I continue the design and share my progress.

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

Feb 2, 2016
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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...

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

Jan 20, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

The MULE (an OX inspired 3-axis CNC)

Jan 15, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The Mule is a 3-axis CNC inspired by the OX CNC by Mark Carew. This machine borrows the OX's sturdy frame and upgrades the X and Y linear actuators through the use of three 500mm lead screws (as opposed to the belt system of the OX). The result is an inexpensive, sturdy, and powerful design built for cutting tough materials such as aluminum.

MOX CNC

Jan 12, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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[EN] Build of my Multiple OX CNC. It's goal is to run in 2 differents modes : router and 3D printer modes. The router mode will allows the use of a laser diode or a standard spindle. [FR] Construction d'une CNC basée sur l'OX pour des usages multiples. Deux modes principaux sont prévus : l'impression 3D et l'usinage via une defonceuses. Le mode usinage permettra à l'avenir de placerune tête laser pour effectuer quelques gravures simples. Une version française : http://kermareg.be/?page_id=103

Sea-OX

Dec 29, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my first CNC build. The Sea-OX is a machine built out of three 1000mm C-Beams. I plan to have a Y length of 1000mm and a X length of 650mm. The Z should have the ability to move approximately 100mm.

Wakezor

Dec 27, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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I'm starting my first own build cnc machine which is inspired by routy and the ox. Were my goal was not to use the ox plates but use the standard plates available in the parts store for the design.

Ox with Gecko Controller and CNC Linux

Dec 26, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is the documentation of someone with no experience building the OX cnc machine with a Gecko G540 controller and CNClinux

The Ox That Wood

Dec 18, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my story about my need for a CNC router on a budget that wound up in the $5K range !!! but I have a good belt drive Ox

RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger

Nov 19, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

The Ronin OX is a dedicated fiber composite milling machine. I give a complete in-depth article on how to take a nearly stock OX build and easily turn it into something that can mill carbon fiber and G10 plate effectively and quickly.

OX-SUMO, SUMO-OX, OXSUMO?

Nov 10, 2015
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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!

Hedron's build with Ooznest kit and Xylotex motors

Oct 26, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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.

C-beam Router rack and pinion

Sep 24, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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

C-Beam Double X

Sep 11, 2015
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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...

OXBear

Sep 3, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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ANOTHER OX!~ Huge Thanks to Marc Carew and Open Builds. The primary reason I am building this CNC mill is to aid in my homemade snowboard creation. I am going to try and document as much of everything as I can and post it here to help others going a similar route. I know from past projects that taking the time to document each step can be tedious when you want to charge ahead but I will try! I hoping to get feedback on my design choices and set up as I am a complete newbie to CNC.

My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router

Aug 28, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

1200 x 2700 CNC based on OX

Aug 20, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Preliminary design for cnc based on OX for cutting wood sheet products (ply, MDF etc.) for a sheet size of 1200mm x 2700mm

Cousin CNC OX Router

Aug 6, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I hope to be able to cut out larger gantry plates with some modifications. I would like to do some 3D cuts in the near future. I've also read about doing some lithophane projects for Christmas.

Vic Aussie Ox

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

Dove in and ordered the kit from Makerstore in Melbourne. While awaiting for the order watched videos and sourced steppers and controllers from China. Had some fun with the 4 axis TB6600 controller board. Ran into a few problems with the build, but after stripping and restarting looks like I am on track.

McRouter 3 Axis CNC

Jul 9, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I wanted to put together a medium size router using PTFE slides from McMaster-Carr. I've had great experience with these slides in long term continuous motion operations in industrial environments.

openbuilds rovo 1000mmx1000mm(rovo x)(korea)

Jun 28, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Open build rovo 1000mm * 1000mm. (Rovo x ver) 20.06.2015 now in progress. rovo kit is the 10th product. 8th rovo 750,9 th rovo1000, 10th rovo x ver progress at the same time. 10th item is an aspect of 1000. It changes the size and z-axis has been up.

3 Axis MultiTool - 3D printer, CNC Mill and Plasma Cutter

Jun 25, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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So in short this build is a work in progress; it aims to make a large 3d printer, medium size CNC mill and a small plasma cutter all in one CNC unit.

Routy GT2 300 BSX CNC Router

Jun 24, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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.

Norwegian OX

Jun 8, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is based of Ooznest 's OX CNC Mechanical kit (500x750) with a few mods if all goes as planned.

First Ooznest OX

Jun 2, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The ooznest OX CNC Machine is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew of Openbuilds, and incorporates many upgrades from the Openbuilds community. Mark Carew based the OX on the Routy, which was in turn based on the Shapeoko

My Ox

May 16, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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

BABE - CanUSA Blue OX, bigger than the average OX

May 6, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

The FOX

Apr 29, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This will be an OX based machine which I've designed to make the best use of my materials, be as precise as the design allows and operate as quietly as possible. I live in an apartment complex so space and noise are two important factors for me. Therefore the machine needs to do as much as possible while using little space and not annoy the neighbours.

Mini-OX

Apr 27, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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An OX-inspired mini desktop mill. Designed in OpenSCAD, these parts are fully parametric and can be customized to your liking.

Custom OX Build

Apr 27, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

Longhorn OX (Under Construction and In Progress)

Mar 30, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I ran across the OX and knew it was the one I wanted to build. Some of the things I wanted to include was make it bigger and a little more solid than what the original plans called for. So here is where I am at so far. It will have a cutting area of 48" x 48". The waste board support frame will have more support rails. The Y axis will have (3) 20mm x 60mm rails instead of the original (2) that is called for. 1/4" aluminum OX plates. And a few more odds and ends.

CNC NT

Mar 9, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is our first CNC project is based on OX CNC. We show you some pictures about our progress. We finished assembly design, software test and drivers test, now we are building the machine.

bOX

Feb 15, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

A bigger OX. As this build is nothing new I will detail my build process, I am not an experienced builder, this will maybe help someone else. The size of the bOX will be 100cmx75cm. I will use aluminium plates, a tinyG, and most probably only open source / free software.

OPENBUILDS Korea (ROVO 1000)

Feb 7, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I am very grateful to Mark Carew with passion and imagination. Therefore, the machine is good, but making the website there too daedanhaeseo The end of the same either way to invisible homework. Thank you for allowing openbuilds team submitted to the challenge once again for those with a passion that I feel like in Korea, I want to be a great help.

OX AI

Jan 24, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This will be an Aluminum OX build. Plates and all design credit goes to Mark from open builds. I may add my own touches but mainly this is to see how Aluminum plates perform

ChadRat's ox

Jan 4, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my first cnc router. I like the open builds concept. I bought parts when I had the money. It seems everytime i think i have all the parts, i find something I am missing. My controller won't be ready until the end of the month so I am in no hurry. I will add things that i find. Eager to make some saw dust.

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Dec 25, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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!

Another OX CNC Router

Dec 13, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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.

Our OX CNC Router Project

Nov 21, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

Our version of the OX, a Cartesian CNC Router Build. 1,500 mm Y-Axis, 1,000 mm X-Axis, 300 mm Z-Axis - Lots of Fun!

OS OX

Nov 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Mechanically, a scaled up OX build (1500x1500). Electronically, GRBL on an Arduino and a gShield. From a software perspective, the focus is on useable open source software tool chains.

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