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Build Author Ryan Lock Views 91487
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 Scott Drake Views 4655
1500x1000 CNC Router
1500x1000, additional frame stiffening from laser cut Stainless steel bracing plates, Nema 34 motor upgrade and Hiwin 16mm ballscrew additions on the way. Ethernet Smooth stepper control, 2.2kw Water cooled spindle. Schneider atv320 variable speed drive. SICK inductive limit switches, Leadshine Em882S stepper drivers ,1kw 62V supply for Stepper drives
Build Author SOA Views 40326
GridBot Two: Powerfully Simple
Core XY, sensor-less homing, integrated camera, touch screen, pi, 32-bit controller, fast, quiet, beautiful prints. 300 x 300 x any build volume. Just change out the Z lead screws, rods, and four pillars. Total BOM around $700 USD. Build time around 6 hours.
Build Author CChico Views 702
Custom push cart for CNC machines
I’m custom building a push table / cart for my cnc machines mostly out things I already had in my garage. Using a gray push utility cart as the main body and building around that.
Build Author Metalguru Views 11509
Some Improvements on the Workbee 1000x1000
Improvements both real and suggested for the Workbee assembly
Build Author Mark Carew Views 51491
OpenBuilds Workbee 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author DarkPenguin Views 858
Workbee with less irritations
My workbee build with some add ons
Build Author Said Views 13632
Here is my Project A CNC 3000 mm by 1500 mm, with a 2.2kW spindle collet ER25 and 4 stepper motor nema 23 425oz-in. The purpose being to have a large work surface for a minimum cost.
Build Author CNCGear Views 4021
The BlackBee CNC
Ball screw drive, linear rail CNC Kit
Build Author Alex Chambers Views 1005
Rotary axis for Workbee
Adding a rotary axis to the Workbee 1010. Including height modifications to the Workbee.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 24133
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with an expansive 30x30" work area, supporing a router, laser, simple plotting and work monitoring camera. Control includes a tethered control box, game controller style jog control, and relay controlled AC outlets for all appliances. Accessories include a 3D printed dust shoe, a complete spoilboard and hold down system, an XYZ touch probe and multiple vacuum retention boards to support full profile routing.
Build Author Alex Chambers Views 11162
Workbee with Duet controller
Workbee 1010 with Duet controller from Ooznest
Build Author DJ McKay Views 979
MOVABLE ART TO SCREEN WALL-MOUNTED TV
This project produced a movable framed canvas to cover a wall-mounted flat-screen TV when not being viewed, which at the touch of of a switch moves down below the TV and sound bar. The same switch is used afterwards to return the artwork up to cover the TV again. Photo shows mechanism without the canvas frame. See other photos.
Build Author Colin Mccourt Views 4742
The BEE and ME
I have always wanted to work with CNC machinery...a few years back I got my chance to learn some basics at the Double Glazing Company where I was employed (very basic I might add) before the firm folded and I was made redundant...I wanted to continue learning and when I came across this site which push affordable machines I thought I'd give it a go. So I purchased a !000mmx750mm Screw Driven Workbee from Ooznest and I'm about to embark on my quest as many have done before me...Wish me Luck!
Build Author sharmstr Views 10410
Shawn's Workbee 1510
Shawn's adventure in assembling and customizing the Openbuild's version of the 1500x1000 Workbee.
Build Author Peter.S Views 1259
Retractable WorkBee1510 with Marlin+MarlinPanel high level build
WorkBee1510 with retractable space saving stand and customize build Marlin firmware and MarlinPanel (GCode Sender/UI)
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 17867
1510 Workbee Modified
Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 Workbee Installed Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings. Installed Ops console Made conversion plates for extruded aluminum to casters Extended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates. As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.
Build Author Metalguru Views 3738
YAWBM - Yet another Workbee Modification
Increase Z axis travel by 20-25mm with minimal modifications
Build Author Jason @ MCC Views 1460
WorkBee CNC Lathe and Flat Router
A 750x1500mm WorkBee with a 4th Axis Rotary attachment/Lathe Bed.
Build Author pauna Views 8468
My giant "WORKBEE" 1750mm X 1750mm by ooznest
CNC MACHINE WORKBEE'S table making
Build Author Apothus Views 18162
Sphinx rigid XL
Rigid variant of the C-Beam sphinx platform
Build Author RobLand Views 2140
My Ooznest Workbee V2.0 build
I'm new to this whole process, so this is a build by a newbie for newbies.
Build Author Weekend-Woodworker Views 3652
Workbee Z-axis Upgrade
Z-Axis upgrade with linear rails, SFU1204 Ball Screw and full aluminium construction.
Build Author mrpackethead Views 677
ApiNui - CNC Router ( an oversized workbee )
Based on the WorkBee CNC, this is an oversized router built with a specific use-case in mind, for manufacutring beehives, and beehive components
Build Author Mark Carew Views 57042
OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 (60" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Rick 2.0 Views 7317
Adjustable Router Guide Template
This project is an adjustable router guide template made with 20x60 V-slot. It was meant as a less expensive and more user friendly alternative to commercially available units.
Build Author gonzachus Views 7223
1000 x 1000 Workbee powered by X controller
A standard 1000x1000 Workbee powered by an X-controller using a Hitachi router
Build Author brrian Views 2361
Build features include a double c-beam gantry (bonded & mechanically fastened), linear x rails, custom gantry end plates, a custom linear rail & ballscrew Z axis, and custom lead screw tensioning plates. The primary goal was to remove twist from the 1500mm gantry & stiffen the Z axis.
Build Author mbkmorgan Views 1045
WorkBee Saving Lives
Using the WorkBee to protect doctors against Corona virus.
Build Author txcomp Views 2637
WorkBee 1010 "Get Rid of the Slop" Build
My goals for this build were to eliminate slop and flex while also allowing easy serviceability.
Build Author jeff johnson Views 3348
Getting more height out of the !510
Build Author PaulN Views 1821
Hey all looking forward to sharing this build, I’ve learned a lot reviewing many of these great builds.
Build Author Michael LaBombard Views 1882
My Workbee build
Workbee, 1000mmX750mm , from China
Build Author Vunnie Views 4361
Workbee CNC on steroids
My First major improvement was changing the controller to a Acorn board. I loved the way a dedicated userinterface was speeding up my workflow. Next project my Y Axis. On Aliexpress I ordered a couple of 16mm ballscrews and some lineair rail. Before I took my gantry off I quickly made some aluminium profiles to fit my carriages. Withouth any doubt these improvements where worth it
Build Author Mark Carew Views 18079
OpenBuilds Workbee 1050 (40" x 20")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 - 1000x500 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Craig Hollabaugh Views 2316
Hyatt and My Journey to Tonehenge
I'm conducing guitar loudspeaker cabinet fabrication technique research (material type/thickness, mechanical joints, adhesives, etc) and how these relate to cabinet/speaker coupling and enclosure resonance with respect to psycho-acoustics. Basically, does one speaker cab sound better than another and why?
Build Author Glenn Weston Views 2386
"Stung by the Bee" OB Workbee 1010 Build
This will be a build Log for my Open Builds Workbee 1010 Build. I will keep a full descriptive log of the build and make any notes in the hope that it will help other builders that decide they would like to build this machine.
Build Author T4Concepts Views 53575
WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help
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.
Build Author arcrunner Views 6432
Workbee 1015 (50" wide by 30")
A Workbee able to cut 48"x24" material, built to continuously feed material so one can cut full sheets of ply.
Build Author msdosfx Views 3927
Workbee 1510 Screw Driven
Workbee 1510 screw driven build by MsDosFX.
Build Author KronBjorn Views 2558
WorkBee Lead 1010, Reduced Footprint, Nema17
This is a WorkBee 1000x1000mm with lead screws and Nema17's. It has a reduced footprint, with the geared Nema's inside the frame.
Build Author RV6APilot Views 2519
South Carolina Workbee 1000X1000
This is about my build of a Workbee 1000X1000 being built here in Trenton, SC. My goal is to use it to help cut the new panel for my RV6A airplane.
Build Author Stan Howe Views 1511
Bee the Boss
The frame of the CNC is going to to Bee a basic Work Bee with maybe 1 modification to the spoil board attachment. This will be located on a custom bench housing the electronics and vacuum. I plan to install Stepper online steppers, drivers, power supplies, and break out board. I will add a 1.5 KW water cooled spindle, with a radiator. The fans from the radiator will pull air from a filtered enclosure for all the electronics.
Build Author Xxztrexxx Views 2422
Black out Edition Workbee 1010
Thanks to all the Open Build elves that meticulously package and wrap all the little tiny parts and pieces. I have put in a request to get you people a raise..
Build Author Bikes and Beer Views 2797
The Forever Project
Workbee 1010 Lead Screw with water cooled spindle and enclosure
Build Author Colin Hart Views 1129
A Journey on the WorkBee Build...
Build Author Metalguru Views 3375
WorkLead, no wait, LeadBee, naw... WoodWorker
Improvements on the Lead machine using some Workbee parts
Build Author Christian James Views 5200
Workbee "style" 1010 cnc
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.
Build Author Doug Rowley Views 2599
My Workbee 1010
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.
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 15258
SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter
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.
Build Author Liam Dahler Views 4367
Affordable Cartesian Printer (Initial Design)
This specific build page is a collection of screenshots sampling some of my initial SolidWorks design and pictures showing physical construction of the initial design. I will be creating individual build articles as I redesign, test, and implement new aspects of the printer.
Build Author Scadam Views 2388
WorkBee 1510 - First CNC Build
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.
Build Author TimberTec1973 Views 3513
Wanted a nice project to work and learn on... now have a big CNC to play with A 1500x1000mm Workbee
Build Author micky ralte Views 4359
Workbee CNC 1500
Trying to build a machine of atleast 4x4ft working area. Work is in progress, hope to finish it soon
Build Author joe williams Views 1815
HandCrafted WorkBee - HCWB
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.
Build Author fwm891 Views 6392
WorkBee 750x750 build
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!).
Build Author cilv1gazo Views 3301
Workbee 1500x1500 belt
Workbee CNC 1500x1500 with timing belt
Build Author cmitcham Views 1235
a 1000x1000 acme screw workbee built as frugally as possible. thanks so much to ooznest and openbuilds :)
Build Author Hussein Dermay Views 4183
Ooznest WorkBee 1000mm x 1000mm Screw Driven
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.
Build Author Vincent Walsarie Views 3923
Workbee 1000x1000 mm screw driven Full Kit From Ooznest
A short summary of my Workbee CNC Build. I try to update it where I can
Build Author Axnfell Views 1436
WorkBee 1000x2000 ACME Screw Version
Hoping to build a WorkBee 1000 x 1000 (2000) from parts and not a kit, cannot afford the kit in full so going the long way round...
Build Author OffAxis Views 4795
OffAxis CNC 1000x1500
Cut Area: 825 x 1340. Max Cutting depth: 2 inches. Arduino based control with Nema 23 and Nema 17 drive. 8mm leadscrew and 2GT belt drive. 400W 48V quite cut spindle.
Build Author Camvec Views 4038
WorkBee CNC full kit 1500mm x 1500mm
This will be my first build ever! Looking forward to it , just gotta finish the new workshop first then I'm on it!
Build Author gazingm42 Views 4501
1000mm X 1000mm with tinyg
1000mm X 1000mm overhead cnc machine
Build Author JP Warnke Views 9939
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 Limine3D Views 6613
A cartesian build with a build dimension of 200x200x750mm. I will be using a dual extruder, heated build plate, and a screw drive for the z axis.
Build Author Thair.nl Views 2471
Plate Maker Plus
C-Beam Plate Maker with a larger size of the work area and electronics added.
Build Author alex_b Views 12944
TACIT RONIN CNC - Flood Coolant Enabled C-Beam
The TACIT RONIN CNC is a fully enclosed C-Beam platform intended for flood coolant cutting of Carbon Fiber and G10 composites.
Build Author Julius Views 6741
The "Hand" CNC (or OXCarve)
more to come, please follow along the journey!
Build Author Mark DeNeve Views 11391
Richrap 3DR Mashup
A work in progress. working to refine the print head/carriage to integrate a bed level probe directly into the print head.