For the past two months I have been piecing together my first CNC machine and yesterday I made my first cut.
I knew that I had a few aluminum projects in the near future and I started to add up some of the mods that would be required/recommended to get an X-carve to where I wanted. Instead I decided to piece together a 1000x1000 Workbee CNC. I am a complete newb to this though and I really liked the ease of the Easel software. I really didn’t want to go through all of the work to build the machine and just get discouraged because it would be too hard to use. So I bought the X-controller and all of the associated wiring/switches to power my creation. I also know that this is the best CNC community on the web.
There are a few things that I still need to sort out:
-Better Wire management
-Dial in the Z axis. I used Phil’s calculator for the X and Y but I think that I am cutting deeper than I intend
I need to buy some more bits, right now 1/4 is the smallest that I have but I am excited about seeing what it can do.