CNC routers are becoming increasingly popular for those looking to build and sell their own CNC machines, as hobbyists and professional CNC makers alike are turning to the hobby to learn and experiment with the cutting process.CNC routers can be made using a variety of materials, including wood, metal, metal alloy, and plastic, making them very versatile tools for home and commercial users.
But if you’re new to CNCs, there are many things to keep in mind before purchasing one of these kits.
To make your own Cnc router, the following tips will help you learn the basics of how the process works, and what to expect when you do make your first one.
Here are the tips we’ve collected from over the years, and some of the things that you’ll need to keep a close eye on.
We’ve also included a video guide from CNC Router Guru which will show you the basic steps needed to make your very first CNC unit.1.
Pick a woodworking projectThis is where you’ll find your CNC tool kit, and a lot of people find that hobbyist or commercial users want to make their first Cnc Router kit for themselves.
You’ll need a router table with some kind of metal mounting surface (a table saw, a router grinder, etc) and some nails to hold it together.2.
Pick some woodworking toolsYou can pick up a router set, or a router saw for the cost of the kit, for your first CNF Router.
The saw is what you’ll be using to cut out the piece, while the router table is the machine that’s going to be the core of your machine.3.
Put together the CNC kitYou’ll need:A router tableA table sawA router grille (optional)4.
Drill the holesFor this step, we’ll be drilling holes for the table and the router tables, but there’s also a great DIY project to do the same.5.
Cut the piecesAs for the router grilles, we’re using an 18″ X 12″ X 10″ drill bit to get the hole sizes right.
For this project, we also used a pair of drill bits.6.
Mark your holesWith the drill bits, mark where you want your holes to go.
We drilled all four of the holes on the router saw table, but you can use a smaller drill bit and make the holes bigger.7.
Drill for the holesThe next step is to drill for the first holes, which are the two small holes in the router router table.8.
Measure the holesYou can measure where you need the holes to be by using a drill that has a height of 12″ and a diameter of 5.5″.9.
Make your first cutUsing the drill, make the first hole on the table, and then drill a second hole in the next slot, this time around 12″.10.
Drill out the first two holesOnce you’ve drilled out the two holes on each of the router spindles, mark them on the saw table so you can measure them later on.
You can do this with the smaller drill.11.
Mark the first three holes on a tableTop, bottom, and middle are all the holes you’ll drill on the next router.12.
Drill two more holes on both the router and tableFor the third and final router hole, we drilled out two holes, but we’re going to mark them to make it easier later.13.
Drill a third holeOn the table we drilled two holes for both the table saw and router, and now it’s time to drill a third one on the second router spindle, which is the table.14.
Mark where you cut the next two holesThis is a tricky one.
The router table will need to be cut on the spindle side, and the second spindle is going to need to cut off the back side of the spindle.
To cut the router on the side that has to cut the spinder, we use a small saw and a file to get a little bit of clearance.
It’s also important to mark where we cut the two front spinders (left and right) to ensure that we don’t cut them in two places.
To cut the back spindle you need to drill it from one of the two sides, which should be between 1/8″ and 1/4″.15.
Drill an extra holeNext up is to get our first router hole cut out.
We’re going for the side with the two spindlers, so we use our smaller drill to get that cut.16.
Drill one more holeNext, we drill a hole on our router spinder for the second hole.
This is the first one that will need a drill bit.17.
Mark and drill the next three holesWe