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OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
60"x40"(1500x1000mm) Belt Driven
The OpenBuilds WorkBee Machine is based on the
WorkBee CNC Machine by OpenBuilds Member, Ryan Lock.
We have been working with the WorkBee here in the OpenBuilds lab for some time now. It's a super strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine. It gains its strength by incorporating a combination of C-Beam Linear Rail with multiple uses of the full size Xtreme Solid V wheels! It’s a great machine and we're sure you will love it!
Ooznest.co.uk – Ryan Lock’s UK Based company where you can find the Ooznest WorkBee Kit and many other great OpenBuilds Parts.
Thanks goes out to Ryan for creating and sharing this awesome open source design as well as all contributors who help to spark and create new ideas here on OpenBuilds and throughout the open source community. You guys rock.
- The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 has a footprint of about 60" (1500mm) x 40" (1000mm) and is a belt driven machine with the exception of the Z axis being lead screw driven
- The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 has a footprint of about 40" (1000mm) x 40" (500mm) and is a lead screw driven machine.
- The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 has a footprint of about 40" (1000mm) x 20" (500mm) and is a lead screw machine.
Materials this machine can cut and carve
MDF Spoiler Board Size:
- Woods Hard/Soft
- much more...
H 3/4" (19mm) W 33-1/4" (855mm) L 59" (1500mm)
Assembly time: Can be assembled in about 4 hr ~ or in about an afternoon.
* Build Video Link Sections
Video Build of the OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
Jump in and when you complete this easy and fun step by step build-along video you will have an awesome 3 Axis CNC router for your garage or work shop.
Click below for different chapters of the Video Build
Wiring Build Video of the OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
WorkBee 1510 Wiring Kit
Please note: There are many different options for controller/driver packages that can be used to control your machine so be sure to explore all the controller options and pick the one that works for your needs.
The board we are using:
CNC xPRO Driver (All in one grbl controller/driver board)
Please see wiring diagram for this machine below
- We use the free SketchUp Make for our CAD (makes the 3D model parts)
- We use the free OpenBuilds CAM plugin/extension for our CAM (Works up the cut lines and makes the GCODE for the parts)
- We use the free OpenBuilds CONTROL for the controller (Allows you to control your machine and sends the design to the machine)
Mods and Upgrades
Hey guys, the community has found these tricks and tips that are very helpful when building your 1510 belt driven WorkBee. Please take time to check them out.
- Make sure that all timing pulleys are tightened down completely to the motor shaft of all axis's. (You really want the pulley and motor shaft to be one.) NOTE: You can also use M3 x 6mm screws in place of the grub screws.
- Add zip ties to all ends of the belt overlaps once tension is properly accessed to the belt. (This will insure that the belt cannot come loose in time)
- M5 x 12mm screws are provided for the belt tensioning process, so it's easier to add tension to your belt drive system.
- #8 ½” wood screws work great for the mounting of the spoiler board.
*GRBL Machine Settings
NOTE: These can be preset in the OpenBuilds CONTROL software but if you need them they are here
WorkBee 1510 GRBL Settings
Set your board to 1/8th steps
You can use $$ to look up your grbl settings in the software.
$0=10 (step pulse, usec)
$1=255 (step idle delay, msec)
$2=0 (step port invert mask:00000000)
$3=6 (dir port invert mask:00000110)
$4=1 (step enable invert, bool)(Board V1, V2, V3 Matte = $4=0 - Glossy board V3 = $4=1)
$5=0 (limit pins invert, bool)
$6=0 (probe pin invert, bool)
$10=1 (status report mask:00000010)
$11=0.020 (junction deviation, mm)
$12=0.002 (arc tolerance, mm)
$13=0 (report inches, bool)
$20=0 (soft limits, bool)
$21=0 (hard limits, bool)
$22=1 (homing cycle, bool)
$23=3 (homing dir invert mask:00000000)
$24=100.000 (homing feed, mm/min)
$25=1000.000 (homing seek, mm/min)
$26=250 (homing debounce, msec)
$27=5.000 (homing pull-off, mm)
$30=1000 (Maximum spindle speed, RPM)
$31=0 (Minimum spindle speed, RPM)
$32=0 (Laser-mode enable, boolean)
$100=26.667 (x, step/mm)
$101=26.667 (y, step/mm)
$102=199.100 (z, step/mm)
$110=10000.000 (x max rate, mm/min)
$111=10000.000 (y max rate, mm/min)
$112=2500.000 (z max rate, mm/min)
$120=150.000 (x accel, mm/sec^2)
$121=150.000 (y accel, mm/sec^2)
$122=150.000 (z accel, mm/sec^2)
$130=824 (x max travel, mm)
$131=1280 (y max travel, mm)
$132=122 (z max travel, mm)
*If your looking to use a water cooled spindle be sure to check out the 3D printed reducer ring/spindle mount adapter created by Tyler Harley
Spindle Mount Adapter
*Companies that sell collets for the DeWalt 611 and Bosch Colt Routers that will accept 1/8" shaft bits
- OPEN SOURCE - This machine is Open Source and the Builder community is encouraged to modify and build on this design.
- EASY TO BUILD - With the V-Slot Modular Framing System and OpenBuilds Build-Along Video, assembly is quick and easy.
- AFFORDABLE - OpenBuilds budget friendly parts allow Builders the opportunity to freely create.
- CUSTOMIZATION - Take it to the next level and make it your own! Share your builds with the Open Source Builders community OpenBuilds.comGrab your Bundle Pack Today and Start Your Build!
- For your convenience and ease of purchase this Build is available as a Parts Bundle -
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildThe WorkBee is a great example of what can be done with the OpenBuilds system. So we worked in some changes for production and are happy to make it available to community.
Inspired byThe original Ooznest WorkBee by Ryan Lock