My name is Peter I run a small luthiers workshop in the Blue Mountains, Australia called Neptunes Guitars. This is my first CNC build and the learning curve has been a challenge to say the least, but have enjoyed the journey as it continues.
My build is a Open build Ox 1200mm x 900mm, Gecko G540 driver, G540 Chiller from Homann Designs, Ethernet Smoothstepper, 48volt Power supply, 5volt Power supply, 2x 48v relays, 4 x Nema 23 269ox Steppers, Delta VFD-M with CMT 1.5kw from GMT Air Cooled CNC Spindle 1.5 kW 220 V S. Proximity NPN sensors for X and Y axis and NC limit switch for Z axis.
I wiring diagram I used is http://www.homanndesigns.com/pdfs/EN010_V8.pdf and added the Smoothstepper to the mix.
Images to follow
The Spindle has arrived
Laying out the Control enclosure cut outs.
Plates inspired by Martin of Stainless OX. Cheers mate
These plates are 3mm Stainless if I had to re order the Plates I would go for 4mm Stainless as I find the 3mm stainless is not stiff enough and when I redesign my Z axis I will be going for 4mm. The main place is the flex I get forward to back on X,Z plate. Might try and make a full length wheel supports on the 8 wheels on front of Z plate.
Coming together on the bench
Control box wiring
Minor changes to wiring
Testing X axis
Proximity switches and Belt tensioners
VFD PWM Seep control wiring
First build of CNC OX for the purpose of using it for Guitar building to take a lot of the muscle work out so I can concentrate on the finer details.
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- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Inspired byDaztheGaz, Martin Stainless OX, F1-117, Homann Designs!, Your preferred CNC Supplier