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The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This machine is a heavy duty, moving gantry style CNC router. It uses Teknic ClearPath servo motors driving ballscrews and linear rails. The machine has 36" x 48" x 19" of travel with about 7" of clearance below the gantry.

Router Sled V1.1 V-SLOT

Oct 26, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

We want to present you the new design of the device which is Router Sled. The whole structure is made of aluminum elements and ensures good quality of the device. We used V-SLOT aluminum profiles and OpenBuilds accessories for the construction. The instructional video can be found on our YouTube channel (subtitles in English soon)

Gantry CNC - Decisions made only to change over and over.

Jan 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my first CNC build. As per the norm, I went in with months of research, planning, and resource gathering tied neatly together with a solid plan. As the path went on, the plan continued to change to accommodate issues I hadn't counted on. But, at the end of the road, the project reached completion, and I learned a ton along the way!

mBOX

Sep 25, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
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/ )

Controll Board for CNC Projects

Jul 24, 2014
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Echinus Team change the Firmware from "Teacup" to "Marlin". I use this board in my 3D Printer and it works very good! So I write a short report.

Persnickety Plate Maker

Aug 13, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My very first attempt at a CNC build. Based on the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine, small tweaks will be made to tailor it for my goals: machining G10, aluminum & some carbon fiber for use with multirotor and motorcycle parts. I am looking forward to the day when I am comfortable enough to bring the ideas in my head to the tip of the end mill in a smooth fashion...

OX-SUMO, SUMO-OX, OXSUMO?

Nov 10, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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!

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.

Dream to practical

Nov 26, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

Heavy Inexpensive CNC

Sep 28, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Acquiring a CNC has been on my list for some time now. This concept is a bare bones, upgradeable machine that will not require a complete rebuild when new parts become available. With a cutting surface over 36" square, this beast should be capable of creating its own parts. Lowering the price to make upgrading and making this contraption beefier, faster, and more precise.

PnP 4 axis small/fast machine

Jan 22, 2014
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

You need some mechanical and electronic experience. This is NOT a novice undertaking! a familiarity with linux a plus (but not necessary). Basic woodworking and metal fabrication a big plus as well.

A very affordable CNC routing

Jun 1, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

In progress CNC, (just design for the momment), I want to get some feedback about the design and the possible flexion of the aluminum profiles chosen

Sphinx Evolution

Mar 3, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Let me explain: About a year ago I was planning to build a CNC router of my own design. I started gathering components including the THK linear rails. I soon found out you pretty much need a CNC to build a CNC and this is when I decided to build my Sphinx machine. I've had these rails and some other parts sitting around so it's time I used them! I'm planning to incorporate linear rails and 1605 ballscrews into the Sphinx design. I really like the overall appearance of the Sphinx.

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.

Our OX CNC Router Project

Nov 21, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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!

CNC/3DPrint/Laser/Mill (formerly CNC-inator3000)

Mar 5, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Ultimately - the design is based on the highly successful Ultimaker concept, for which a regular size costs in the thousands, and one of this size would be edging into the 10's of thousands. Expected Build cost - <$800 It is a X/Y Cartesian printer with Raising/Lowering Z axis (Hotbed.) - Overall size is 610mm x 610mm x 750mm - with build volume of around 450mmx450mmx450mm - and will also have the ability to change work tools - such as for CNC Routing, Lazer etching, 3d Scanning, etc.

Aluminum Ox

Mar 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

(Smaug) 100w 1500x1000mm CNC Laser

May 11, 2021
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Laser CNC made with mostly Openbuilds and amazon sourced components. Lots of 3d printed components as well. The main purpose is to cut EVA foam.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

May 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Cousin CNC OX Router

Nov 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A lower profiled machine. Built all out of aluminum. Removable control panel/PC unit. Option for vacuum table and cooling pump for a spindle.

WorkBee 750x750 build

Apr 19, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This CNC build is to help with some areas of my guitar builds - mainly inlays but some body work as well where appropriate. I expect it will be used for lots of other things once I get to know what it's capable of (sorry - what I'm capable of!).

Ox Stainless with ballscrews

Feb 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

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.

Hobby OX CNC

Oct 24, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
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!

Another OX CNC Router

Nov 24, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router

Aug 28, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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!

Robo Morten

Aug 24, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.

Workbee "style" 1010 cnc

Feb 12, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is based on the Workbee 1010 CNC. It is not a kit build and is much the same as the original but with some significant changes made here and there as the build progresses.

C-Beam Plate Machine

Feb 23, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My first openbuilds submission, plain old c-beam machine. Seems like I've spent more time fighting the forum here redirecting in circles than actually building the machine. I'll try to add more pics if I ever find a path out of this corn maze...

New Custom CNC with C-Beam Rails

Apr 20, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hello all, wanted to share my custom build that I planed to do. My idea was to drill foam blocks to make molds for my projects. The CNC will be 1500-1500mm with a higher Z-Axis. So I redesigned the Gantry Plates that will be cut out at some other place. I hope you can share your opinion on my project.

Ooznest OX CNC for Architecture Modell

Jun 12, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

While i achieved the desired taler Z axis this was very notable of the cost of the stiffness of the Y axis - the Y axis is now quite wobbly. i do not recommend such a big Z axis on a OX CNC machine where the requirement is a good precision.

Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill

Mar 30, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a rework of a previous build I did on here, a mostly printed cartesian CNC. Initially intended to just be an update to that, but so many things changed including the linear motion and every single part has been modified significantly that I felt as though it deserved a whole new build.

Arctic_Stingray CNC

Jun 15, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is based on the C-Beam build by Mark Carew. I have added axis limit switches and a remote mounted control cabinet. This build also uses a custom moveable table.

CUT SMITH

Mar 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I am building a multi tool CNC. I plan to have a quick change tooling system that will accept Routers, oxy acetylene torch, Plasma torch. etc. there will be a water bed under the convertible router table / work bench. The inspiration to build this machine is from having a small garage and not a shop.

HardKnot OX 4x4

Sep 21, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I've been working on commercial woodworking CNC's for year's under shop owner's that didn't want me to progress any further at a certain point. This is a project I've wanting to build for about 10 years now. I can't wait for the freedom to build what I know is possible without any negative input.

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