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Domo - large format cnc mill

Domo is my cnc milling machine targeted at ease of construction while maintaining high rigidity.  I'm not a metal worker nor do i have the tools for this sort of precision.  Having stated such, I designed domo with the goal of using as many existing components as possible.  He's not yet 100% complete but cuts, routes, mills, etc.

This includes parts from 8020 aluminum, cncrouterparts.com,  hardware store, mcmaster carr, and dumpstercnc.com.  Cutting range is 29.5" by 58".  This design should scale easily yet I've not verified.


Blog is here and a few test cuts are here!



Thanks for the feedback!!

sjoo1 year ago
Great!!! Envy you.
CSwick21 year ago
How much did this cost you?? It looks amazing btw. Very nice!
forseral (author)  CSwick21 year ago
Hey cswick, sorry for the slow response. thanks!

I think this can be built for somewhere around 2300 - maybe less.
Whoa. That's not bad at all! I would love to build one for my guitar-making. Are the plans available??
forseral (author)  CSwick21 year ago
Nah, I have not yet decided to post plans. I'm still toying with the idea of selling them or making them free. =)

I can tell you that I designed this to built with 98% prefab parts. There are a few plates that have to be custom made.
You, sir, are a genius.

I don't have access to many shop-tools so anything I can get in the way of CNC with pre-fab, I'll gladly look into haha Even if it means paying a little bit for the plans lol

It looks awesome, and very accurate. What control software do you use to run your g-code?
forseral (author)  CSwick21 year ago
I started with emc2 but switched to mach 3. 
Oh ok awesome. That's what I have done all of my instructions in (mach 3 format) so it would work out amazingly lol

However, due to the fact that these plans aren't readily available yet I will probably end up having to go with a K2 CNC machine for my guitar making needs. But it is still an amazing looking CNC machine you have here.
mambre1 year ago
Hi, where did u get linear rails and motors? Send me links please
forseral (author)  mambre1 year ago
correction: linearmotionbearings2008

the store is here http://stores.ebay.com/linearmotionbearings
Thanks a lot.
forseral (author)  mambre1 year ago
The rails are from glacern.com/sbr but you can check out eBay seller linearmotion2008.

The motors are from kelinginc.com (my service experience was not the best ) You should also check out probotix who has great service.
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