DVD educational video - How to build your own CNC router

Right now there is a kickstart campaign going on to fund the production of a DVD video detailing the construction of a DIY open source cnc router.  All steps of the construction will be documented and explained, including material sourcing, fabrication, assembly, and hardware/software configuration. Final CAD design drawings of the cnc system will be open source.

A cnc router prototype has been constructed and a new design has been created – one specific to the use of rough cut wood slabs.  This new design will allow for massive wood slabs to be loaded via forklift, and easily secured for machining.  The cnc router will be capable of cutting intricate relief carvings, joints, and curves.

The unique feature of this cnc router design compared to others is the table top. It will be made from evenly spaced 2x4's mounted to a slotted iron frame. The 2x4's will provide an ideal securing surface for rough wood slabs, and allow material to be loaded via forklift.Funding of the project will cover the cost of 4 industrial stepper motors, stainless steel rails and ball screw drives, power supply, 4 axis cnc controller, basic pc, 3KW water cooled spindle, variable frequency drive, and structural iron material.

The final open source CNC design and implementation details will be freely redistributed online in order to accelerate the innovation of the technology. Any pledge of $25 or more will receive a video of the construction of the CNC machine as well as the final CAD design plans - everything necessary to build your own CNC machine.

If you don't know the current options for a CNC machine is expensive, I mean really expensive. Building your own is an affordable option, and with this detailed DVD you can do it. This CNC machine is a little different too. Its for rough wood slabs. If you click the title at the top of the post you'll be directed to their kickstart page where you can watch a full video about their product and to pledge money. with levels from $5 to $10000 there really is something for everyone. Some of the higher donation levels offer rustic style furniture that really is beautiful. So take a look at their kickstart page

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