How to Make a Five-in-One Mini Wood Working Machine

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Intro: How to Make a Five-in-One Mini Wood Working Machine

Recently,I found myself so into wood making. Therefore, on the 18th Maker Marathon of Makeblock holding on Nov. 28th, I decided to DIY a mini wood-working machine which covers the functionalities of the lathe, drill machine, a milling machine, grinder, and sawing machine.

Most parts are from: http://www.makeblock.com/

Step 1: Assemble the Crank.

Using threaded rod to drive the thread-drive beam, the crank comes with high precision;

Step 2: Assemble the Motion Platform of Y-axis

Step 3: Assemble the Motion Platform of X-axis

Step 4: Assemble the Motion Platform of XY-axis

Step 5: Assemble the Accessories for Lathe and Milling

Step 6: Assemble the Support and Stand

Step 7: Install the XY-axis Platform on the Stand

Step 8: Assemble the Bracket for the Spindle Motor.

I drilled an extra hole on the beam to fit them tightly

Step 9: Assemble the Brackets for the Guide Rail

Step 10: Install the Guide Rail and the Motor Bracket of the Main-axis

Step 11: Install the Compression Bar

Step 12: Install the Spindle Motor and Driver Board.

What I used was 555CNC motor with 24V power supply

Step 13: Assemble the Circuit Board and the Motor on the Rack.

Now the assembly has been accomplished!

Step 14: ​Last But Not Least

You can assemble various tools on the motor for processing different kinds of materials, like wood, Acrylic plates, glass fiber board, etc.

To avoid any injuries when the saw blade accidently flies out, it’s required to install a cover plate when use this 5-in-1 machine as a sawing machine.

Step 15: All Parts I Used

Step 16:

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    Cration

    2 years ago

    I calculated the prices. It is about $300, the screws and nuts not included.

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    arowe3Cration

    Reply 2 years ago

    $300 not bad! less than what I have wrapped up in my RC Tuck.

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    arowe3

    2 years ago

    I'm so going to build one when I get some spare change. Even if I use it once, and just to have it sitting pretty. It's a cool piece of machinery. Sort of like my RC Revo truck....just a sexy big ol nitro powered beast with horizontal shocks. Good job on the craftsmanship.

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    bricabracwizard

    2 years ago

    You can use a diamond blade (take out the saw blade) for tile cutting.....mosaics. They have blades as big as your saw blade. Nice build!

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    Kreat0r

    2 years ago

    good one!

    I ll build this!

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    spryor71

    2 years ago

    In all seriousness, I'm curious why the right thumbnail is left so long?

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    jpratt1701spryor71

    Reply 2 years ago

    Left hand fingernails short, right hand long = fingerstyle guitar player.

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    Crationjpratt1701

    Reply 2 years ago

    Haha... I'm learning guqin recently. It's a seven-stringed plucked instrument.

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    spencer.dai.3Cration

    Reply 2 years ago

    Awesome. perhaps you can build a "Guqin player" by using Makeblock parts.

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    spryor71WV_Kokamo_Joe

    Reply 2 years ago

    Aaah yes!, I can see the "wire stripper" over guitar player.

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    bungee-

    2 years ago

    Well as I calculated from online prices that is ~ $440 without PP. Unless there is a kit available with all the parts. A bit pricey if you ask me. But still looks good.

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    onedumbtruckeronedumbtrucker

    Reply 2 years ago

    My mistake, the bushing blocks are for 8mm shaft but the bearing blocks are still cheaper if the bolt hole pattern is the same.

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    treymartin82

    2 years ago

    What was your supplies cost and about how long did it take you to make this?

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    Crationtreymartin82

    Reply 2 years ago

    I haven't calculate the cost yet. It was a "Makerathon" (something like a hackathon, but with more mechanical and electronic stuff) and it spent my partner and me about 20 hours.

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    pmshah

    2 years ago

    Turning the speed controller counterclockwise to increase speed ? This is a first for me.

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    bongodrummer

    2 years ago

    Nice. Could you could rig up a mini tool rest for when you use it as a lathe? Even a micro lathe would be easier to use accurately with a tool rest, right?