This is a machine I made in my woodshop from extruded aluminum, aluminum plate, and various components from various places. The design was based off of openbuilds machines and pictures I came across online.
Work area 4x4
Controller Black Box w/Interface
Openbuilds XYZ probe
4 Amp nema 23
2.2 kw spindle 220v
x/y HGH20 rails and 1616 ball screws
Z MGN 12 and 1605 ball screw
Automated water cooler and dust collector
Dustshoe I made but needs some luv
Bessy has turned out to be rock solid and accurate so far. I'll likely make some new plates down the road to increase accuracy and alignment. I drilled everything on a drill press which worked but isn't the best.
I found this to be a very fun exercise in building Bessy and will continue to improve her in the future.
- Build License:
- GNU (GPL3+) General Public Licence
Reason for this BuildI saw kits online that were pretty expensive and thought I could make something more heavy duty for similar costs.