This build started to come together in March of 2018 being built as a mini mill - router combo. It was named the D & R TigerPaw combo and is working well. If you are interested in the base setup of this machine it will be in the CNC section under that name. It is a completed build as such. But now I have decided to make it a trilogy by adding a Laser. Just added a lockout switch on the front panel for the laser. I also added a relay controled 110v power 4 outlet to turn on all related laser equipment.
The D & R TigerPaw Trilogy
Hopefully this will be a quick guide to one way that you can add a laser to an existing CNC router.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI wanted to have the most versatile machine I could build with the smallest footprint in my garage. I enjoy building and adding on about as much as I do using the machines.
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 1 Endurance 10w + laser http://endurancelasers.com/diode-lasers/10watt-endurance-... Link Several lasers are available at different outputs 1 Mounting Bracket Link DIY out of aluminum plate. 4' X 4" X 3.25" 90degree bend. this is the mtg brkt I used connecting to the mounting brackets for the router. 1 V-Slot® 20x40 Linear Rail https://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-20x40-linear-rail/ Link I used 5" of a rail I had laying around for the Shelf for control unit 2 Black Angle Corner Connector https://openbuildspartstore.com/black-angle-corner-connec... Link Used to mount the shelf onto the side gantry plate 12 Low Profile Screws https://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5-10-... Link (10) M5 8mm screws for Laser Brkt and Laser, (2) for mounting shelf (2) M5 25mm to replace the the ones in gantry for shelf. 0 Link