It was about 3 weeks ago that I discovered it was possible to build a DIY CNC router. I stumbled across a clip of one on youtube and I couldn't believe it. I thought you would have to be some sort of engineering/mechanical genius to build one (which I am definitely not). The further I looked in to it the more I realised it may be possible to do. I found sites like this and cncrouterparts.com which had plans and parts etc. and have decided to give it a go!
I am basing my build around the plans from cncrouterparts.com using the majority of their mechanical components. I've just placed my order with Ahren and spent yesterday afternoon building the table with the help of a mate who can weld. I've got a bit more to do on it before the parts arrive from the states, I'm in Australia, but it should be ready to go when the parts get here.
Table may need some more bracing but I'll wait to see how it goes once I have all my other parts. Bit of an over kill with the steel sizes for the table. I think I'd be able to drive a car on top of it no problem but it is what I could get hold of quickly and easily. Photos attached.
I'm sure there will be plenty of questions to come in the build process!