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
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