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Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine

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Step 8: Easy Mill the movie

If the literal instructions are confusing try watching the YouTube movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6drMZqmyXQc


Also check out the follow up instructions on Stepper Motor Control: Easy Mill Stepper Motor Controller
 
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welafong2 years ago
steper motors no longer for sale surjest some other type? please
cbaron33 years ago
I won't be making this but your video was the best instructables I have seen. Great job.
panickjba3 years ago
WHAT YOU USED O CONNECT THE AXIS OF THE MOTOR TO AXIS, THAT BLACK THING, WHAT IS THAT?
can i make the basic structure out of steel plates, and the slides out of aluminium block in place of pyro glass, as i plan to put the machine to production use. Also what should be the wattage of servo motor sory if i am being over entusiastic, but it is my first shot at trying to construct cnc
Tom McGuire (author)  sandipgarg19125 years ago
I used the plastic primarily because you can see through it. It also seems to slide on the aluminum rails pretty good. Metal will work if its smooth and put plenty of grease on it. As far as motors I'm not that familiar with the different types. these are out of hard drives and printers. I should have use slightly larger ones. I'm glad your are excited about the project. It's a great adventure. Tom
On Version 1.2.1 the Vertical Base has 4 notches 2 per side what are they For, and the Vertical base off center?

Richard ( rootdiga )
mariosk8s4 years ago
Awesome,
did you ever lock the Z-axis support with a bolt or something to keep it from going out alignment, or did you just tighten it as shown in the movie? 
you sure say umm alot, lol
Coffee bean5 years ago
do u have a video of it working
Painterguy5 years ago
Great idea! Simple, yet robust. I feel like I just watched an old episode of MacGyver!
hobknob6 years ago
What software is required to watch the movie?