After 40 years of using old school ways to make things I finally took the plunge into high tech and built a router cnc machine.All I can say is wow,I'm loving it.In the spirit of making it more versatile I came up with a vinyl cutter hack to create stickers graphics etc.

Step 1: DIY CNC Graphics cutter hack

   After looking at many variations of router mount swivel cutters I came across this deepcut blade and holder assembly made by Cricut model 2001401.After watching many videos of watching the machine in action I thought I could make it work and best of all only 32 bucks CDN.Check out cricut.com.I purchased mine from a Michaels craft store.
<p>Great info. Much better to use one machine for multiple projects. I had thought about doing this but I didn't really know how a vinyl cutter worked. Does the blade just spin and follow the work or is the spin controlled by the machine?</p>
<p>The blade is held in by a magnet and just spins in whatever direction the machine is traveling.</p>
Very interest, please can buy this project included H/w and S/w, actually I have to modified it to be suitable with other application. Thanks for reply
are you referring to the machine
What software/drivers were used?
I use CamBam for the machining and mach 3 for post processor
Very nice &quot;instructable&quot;. This mod to your CNC is straight foreward and works well. With the added advantage that you may shift between the two modes. Well Done. <br>out of curiosity, What type/manufacture is your CNC machine? or did you make that as well? It looks like a very clean line machine.
Thanks for your comments.Yes I did build the machine its loosely based on the mydiycnc.com e book.Its my second attempt the first a combo of aluminum and wood was just a little underpowered for my needs.We had a sheet of 1/2 inch acrylic kicking around the shop and thought it would be a little more stable material than wood and also give me a good visual to tweek its operation.
Thank you for the info. Again, a very clean looking machine...Got my vote. Cheers. <br>

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