1. #1
    Hi All, i hope to gather enough info and then build a home cnc router. i have gathered some parts i.e. steppers, linear shafting and aluminum extrusion. i know i need a lot more so here i am to gather some info and some do's and don'ts.


  2. #2
    welcome Paul, from what I have learned so far from the forum I would stop collecting parts until you have a solid design worked out. From reading the answers from some of the experts this can save you a lot of money in the long run basically because you have unknowingly bought parts that are not really suitable for the machine your building.
    I would start by reading through some of the build logs & then start a post of your own about the design, you will need to let people know what you want the machine to do, what sort of size machine your looking to build & the type of materials you want to be able to cut.

  3. #3
    Cheers Martin,
    i haven't spent any money yet. i have collected step motors, power supplies , linear shafting qty.2 ( O.D. 25mm X 900mm Long) , 2 bearing blocks to suit ,15 mm profile linear guides qty. 2 ( 600 mm long). and 2 linear bearings to suit.
    these parts were surplice to requirements when the company i worked for closed down. i basically decided to build a cnc router that would accommodate these parts with a view to getting the m/c up and running. the ultimate aim is to m/c a guitar body and neck. so i think a m/c size 4' x 4' would do.

  4. #4
    Hi Paul


    If you are into making guitar body's have a look over on CNCZONE and look for a guy called Haydon or Hayden I think it might be the latter, this might give you some inspiration and ideas.


    ps he has a few youtube video's as well.

Similar Threads

  1. BUILD LOG: 1rst build, time to do next step
    By Gytis in forum DIY Router Build Logs
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 25-01-2015, 07:54 PM
  2. NEW MEMBER: Time to say Hello!
    By BikerAfloat in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-08-2012, 05:43 PM
  3. OK, time to heed the advice of people on here and change build material
    By deannos in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 10:29 AM
  4. NEW MEMBER: Hello for my first time
    By Henrik_aalb in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 07:58 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts