After much searching the internet and comparing systems, I decided to build an OX CNC router. My machine has a cut capacity of about 22"x 55" but otherwise pretty much follow Mark's plans
My OX is complete and working fairly well mechanically. I have had some success cutting both wood and aluminum but have never been very happy with the Tiny-G interface I chose to use. I am unsure if the problem is something in my configuration or an inherent instability in what is now a well dated design. I have ordered some separate stepper drivers and some limit switches and need to decide what to use for an interface. Possibly I will go with Mach-3/4 or am looking at the Acorn CNC package.
Another OX CNC Router
Build in 'Cartesian Style CNC' published by dougsnash, Nov 24, 2018.
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.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI build airplanes for fun and have been looking for a CNC router solution to help cut parts and form blocks. The OX appears to fit the bill exactly.
Inspired byMark Carew's OX CNC router