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WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help

Sep 14, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My main goal for my build is to have a machine that is capable of profiling and help me in my designs, for the manufacture of custom automotive headlights.

Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition

Jul 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

CNC FOR EVERYONE!

May 12, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

PhlatPrinter MK 3

Jun 20, 2018
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Shapeoko 2 - my first CNC

Jan 4, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This was my first foray into CNC. I chose to go with a reliable kit build since my knowledge of GCode, controllers, and steppers was pretty rudimentary.

Lead CNC build, Mansfield, Texas - BUILD COMPLETED WITH REVIEW OF THE KIT

Mar 26, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The machine is a stock Lead CNC, with the Black Box controller and StepperOnline 269oz NEMA 23 motors. I'll be using the DeWalt 611 from Openbuilds, as well.

The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

LimpyCNC

Jul 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Inpired by the OpenBuilds OX and PrintrBot Crawlbot. This is the LimpyCNC. It's still a work-in-progress. But it provides a 120x120cm work space without using up 150x150cm of garage space.

Vox Solid State

Mar 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I never thought owning a CNC machine was possible until I stumbled upon the Openbuilds site. After viewing numerous builds I was drawn to the Ox by Mark Carew but ultimately decided on a build of similar design, Halloumi by Savvas. It's a C-beam design driven by Nema 23 steppers with Acme lead screws. Like Savvas I will be fabricating temporary plates to get up and running then use the machine to mill the final plates. The material I'm using for the temp plates is solid surface (Avonite).

C-Beam Machine Build

Mar 13, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

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.

Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid

Dec 9, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Mostly for Mill work, and FDM 3D printing (mostly Nylonx). I'm currently in the process of adding some hardware for a project requiring lathe work. I've included a solidworks 2014 pack and go for those of you interested in the build. if you need another file type, just let me know and i can try to accommodate. This is a scratch build (electronics and hardware)... see photos. Everything is pretty close to industrial quality... Electronics too. I got sick of other COTS designs breaking down

My Workbee 1010

Feb 2, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a workbee 1010 build using the mechanical parts from Open Builds. The electrical and electronic parts were from a prior build of a Root 3 CNC by Sailor Pete.

CNC ESS Controls System

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My Controls box to run my Workbee 1510 That was retrofitted with Lead Screws as well as Lineal Bearings. The stock electrical configuration was not enough, so here are the Measures that I took to not only make this machine Run again, but to have fun with it, and make this system be able to run any CNC I run in the future with the installed microcontroller.

Portable Diode Laser Cutter

Jan 2, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Integrating custom machined components and off-the-shelf CNC components to create a portable diode laser etcher with air assist and reasonably substantial z-axis travel.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

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

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.

Sphinx 7575

Dec 27, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Sphinx CNC modified to 750mm x 750mm c-beams. Parts not readily available in South Africa, so i have to make some modifications...

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

Jan 6, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
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.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Feb 15, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I wanted a dust shoe that have a easy access to tool change and something that kind of float on the surface. And I have seen shoes with long brush that sucked in by the vacuum. I think I have the solution too all that here.

Sphinx 1050

Dec 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is going to be a Sphinx 1050 build. Starting off as a stock kit build using industrial electronics and opensource control software. Mods and upgrades to follow.

C-Beam Sphinx

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

This is the original C-Beam Sphinx with the 16 wheel X gantry plates. I'm using the Ethernet Smoothstepper, Gecko G540 stepper driver and Mach 4 for motion control.

Sphinx 1050

Dec 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Openbuilds 1050 Sphinx. Thank you to Mark Carew for trading me a set of plates for a spindle and PSU I was not using. Mark is a champ!

Desktop CNC

Apr 2, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Approximately 910mm x 955mm x 82mm. There is 250mm available in the Z, but the gantry is only 82mm from the bed surface.

OXmill

Dec 23, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Mostly Printed Cartesian CNC

Dec 13, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a build that is just getting started. Not all of the parts are ordered or printed as of 5/27/2018. Hopefully in the next few weeks all parts will be printed and most parts ordered.

WorkBee 1510 - First CNC Build

Nov 20, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This build will go through the construction of a WorkBee 1510 kit from the OpenBuilds Part Store, all mechanical and electrical components were purchased from the store in late October 2018.

Brice's CNC Router Build

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

I'm building a CNC router for a long time. Here's the result on this long journee. I tried to do my best with the basic tools I have. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.

ECNCML (budget mashup)

Nov 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build summarizes my CNC milling and laser engraving machine conversion from a dimensional lumber frame and electrical mess to an all aluminum frame with a safe and well constructed (IMHO) control system with the resources I had available.

Non OX CNC Router

Jan 19, 2015
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This CNC Router is to 95% made of standard parts and almost all of them from the http://openbuildspartstore.com/.

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.

LaserShark300

Nov 23, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

300x300 belt drive laser etching/cutting platform. The design was borrowed from another's blog and customized to fit materials on-hand. Was a very fun project to assemble.

1075 Sphinx

Jul 2, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My first attempt at building a CNC. I chose the Sphinx due to ease of build and extensive documentation provided by Kyo.

Ultimo

Jul 26, 2014
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Ultimo is the ultimate multi tool for the person who's serious about prototyping new ideas. A Delta Robot frame supports 3d printing up to 450mm in diameter, a powerful CNC Mill, and 50 amp plasma cutter for processing steel plate. And that's just a start.....wait till you see some of the other attachments we are currently working on incorporating.

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.

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.

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

Mar 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Oct 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

The Domino - 1.5m x 1m

Oct 27, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

DIY scratch build consisting of gas pipe, skate bearings, 12mm birch, 3/4 maple v-core ply, Nema 23's, and arduino and CNC shield with DRV8825's.

Laser V

Feb 15, 2014
Category
Laser Cutter Builds

With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products

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.

CNC-machine 650by700

Feb 4, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A home-made CNC-machine with a 1.5 kW air cooled spindle motor suitable for milling materials such as wood, plastic and soft metals. The work table is 650 mm wide by 700 mm deep and the maximum movement is set to 560 mm for the x-axis, 480 mm for the y-axis and 105 mm for the z-axis.

HandCrafted WorkBee - HCWB

Sep 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be a slow build as I collect parts and materials as funds permit for 1000mm x 1000mm Workbee. I call it the "Hand Crafted WorkBee" because I will be hand making the plates and as much of the build as possible using a drill press and hand tools.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Feb 18, 2018
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.

7050 Sphinx

May 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. Working Area: 350mm X 500mm Link to original design: https://openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/

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!).

Voxel Evolution

Jul 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a remix of Marshal Peck's Voxel OX, with some design tweaks inspired by Makerparts and jjcolletta. It has a build area of 300mm X 300mm X 480mm, but is easily configured for just about any build area up to 500mm X 500mm X 750mm. I have used some laser cut acrylic plates and a couple of 3D printed parts in its construction, however it can be assembled using nothing but OpenBuilds parts with the exception of the heated bed and the Y axis carrier for the heated bed.

Ooznest WorkBee 1000mm x 1000mm Screw Driven

Apr 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have decided to buy and build the ooznest workbee screw driven cnc (1000x1000) and also decided to use some plates and extrusions from the ox cnc. I will never use two machines anyway and hoping to build a strong base for the workbee.

C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC

Mar 30, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

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