OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest -Part 1

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Having already built a Hot Wire CNC machine I got the bug to build a CNC router.   My plan is to use the TB6560 4 axis controller and Mach3 that I use on the Hot wire machine to run the router as well.  The controller on the hot wire machine is connected via RJ-45 Network cables so its easy to swap in the router and load a different config in Mach3. After a lot of research I decided to buy the the OX mechanical kit from Ooznest, the 500mm x 750mm which can be upgraded if you need it bigger.  I’ve read some very good reports about them and wasn’t disappointed when it arrived.  The packaging is second to none with items very clearly labelled and boxed into to major assembly’s.  I also purchased the router mounting kit at the same time for a Katsu 107148G router from Amazon which is a Makita RTX0700CX clone at half the price.  Since found out the router is 65mm diameter and the mounting plate is 71mm so I had to pack it out with some thin sheet. 

The manual supplied is superb and nice and glossy!  The kit is based on the OpenBuilds OX design by Mark Carew with some modifications to improve the rigidity of the machine.  Mark has the build videos on OpenBuilds in the previous link which are very good.

As it arrived

As it arrived

 Y-plate
Y-Plate with wheels 7 in total
X - axis
X -axis
X axis side view
X axis side view
Z axis attached to X axis
Z axis attached to X axis
Side view of Z axis
Side view of Z axis

X Axis front view

X Axis front view

 

SIde view not much left to do

Side view not much left to do

Y Axis complete and running very smooth
Y Axis complete and running very smooth
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