For a long time I have wanted to built one of the most useful machines to have in the shop: the CNC router. It approaches the possibilities of a laser cutter, without the cost of an expensive ventilation system, power supply and powerful laser hardware. So I decided to built it! There is lots of instructions to find on the internet about building one with basic materials and tools. However, I found it difficult to source the right parts without even knowing how, when, and for what purpose I buy them. “Is this a fitting component?” I heard my self asking this question with each purchase. I went ahead and bought the parts one by one and slowly combined them to a machine.
First part of a detailed series about this CNC router. Have one yourself using basic tools and materials!