Hey guys, here’s my machine. I built up a CRP4848 kit and did a time lapse of the basic machine assembly. It went together really quick, it took about four days of 3-4 hours of work each. I’d done one completely DIY CNC machine before this based on the plans at http://buildyourcnc.com.
The electronics were the hard part, as I went with the DIY kit instead of the prebuilt one. I’d definitely recommend that route because I feel like I could troubleshoot any electrical issue with the machine now, but it definitely added a lot of work to the build.
I’ve got four 960oz NEMA34 motors run by Gecko 201x drivers. I’m using a Bosch 1617EVS 2-1/4 HP router, and I operate the entire thing with LinuxCNC.
Since the completion of the build, I’ve added cable management and a dust boot and collection system. I’ve done 1/2" passes in birch plywood at 200 IPM with this machine, and I’m pretty sure it’ll go faster. The only downside is I’ve run out of projects! Highly recommended!