How to choose Steppers Motors and Controllers for DIY CNC machines

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When I decided to build my first CNC machine I didn’t have any real idea what I needed to use for stepper motors or a CNC controller. I did quite a bit of research and was overwhelmed by the amount … Continued

OpenBuilds OX DIY CNC router from Ooznest

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This is the build log of the OpenBuilds OX CNC router from Ooznest. Having already built a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter I got the bug to build a CNC router.   I’ve used the controller with Mach3 and LinuxCNC that … Continued

FREE g-code to make the fuselage and wings for a BAE Hawk/T45 Goshawk

Here are files to make the BAE Hawk or T45 Goshawk with a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter. These files are based upon my Video Tutorial for DevFus Foam 2. If you don’t have a CNC foam cutter you can … Continued

Getting Started with DevFus Foam 2 – Hot Wire CNC Foam Fuselage

So you’ve made some wings with your Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter and wondered if you can make fuselages as well   I’ve been on that journey to and now I can share my knowledge and experience. I purchased DevFus Foam … Continued

Arduino CNC Foam Cutter

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Can you use Arduino to control a Hot Wire CNC  foam cutter, is a question I get more frequently now. Yes, you can. In this article l will show 2 options depending on the hardware you are using or intend … Continued

How to build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter – DIY

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Why would you want to build a hot wire CNC foam cutter machine?  For me it was a way to build wings and fuselages for RC airplanes that weren’t readily available. Doing it yourself (DIY) is not as hard as … Continued

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Detailed Build

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To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter machine just follow this post measure twice and cut once and you will have your own machine. This page has the build instructions, plans and cutting lists. The controller board and the stepper I’d … Continued

Free CNC software to make foam wings with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

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You’ve built your 4 axes CNC Foam Cutter and now you need some free CNC software to generate g-code for that foam wing. If you can afford it then buying software may be the way to go, but expect to … Continued

How to get started with a Linux CNC router

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Why use Linux CNC I suppose the obvious answer is that a Linux CNC router software is FREE  to use being Open Source. This post shows how to get the OX CNC router from OpenBuilds working with Linux CNC and a TB6560 CNC … Continued

RC Hawker Hurricane built with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

Why build a Hawker Hurricane in foam with a Hotwire CNC foam cutter? Well as you may have noticed on my website I’ve built a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter and built several flying wings. So I was thinking about … Continued

Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

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Why would I use free CNC software You’ve built your 4 Axis hot wire foam cutting machine or 3 Axis router and now you need some CNC software to control the machine. I often get questions through this website from … Continued

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Parts List

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To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter the main parts you’ll need are stepper motors, a controller board, power supply. The lists below are my recommended parts that are required to build a machine just like mine. As well … Continued

6 Solutions for Mach3 Obsolete Parallel Port Interface

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The parallel port has been discontinued on PC’s for several years now.  It was mainly used to connect a PC to a printer.  Mach3 was designed to use this port to send the step, direction pulse to the CNC controller … Continued

CNC router for the hobbyist

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These posts show my build and other useful information I developed on my CNC journey.  I’m just a hobbyist that uses my machines to build Radio Controlled parts for my planes and drones.  I’ve learnt many things and made a … Continued

CNC Hawker Hurricane Update

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Here’s a progress report on my CNC Hawker Hurricane built with my Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter. The video below shows how far I’ve progressed. it’s going to be built as a Desert Air Force Hurricane IID tank buster, with … Continued

Anet A8 heated bed upgrade using ATX computer power supply

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Why upgrade the Anet A8 heated bed power supply I’ve upgraded my Anet A8 to use an ATX computer power supply(PSU) to power the heated bed.  Why would you need to do this?  The printer worked fine without it.  The … Continued

Anet A8 3D Printer why I choose it – not bad

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I finally decided to get an Anet A8 3D printer which complements my other CNC machines, the router and hot-wire foam cutter. It’s basically a copy of the Prusa i3 which cost a lot more. I’ve had mine sometime now and its one … Continued

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