As can be seen by the image above, the router is installed in my Dads garage and we’ve carried out a couple of test runs. All in all we are very happy with how it has turned out. I’ve got a few more parts to print to put the duet wifi in and tidy up the cabling. I also need to print a dust shoe to attach the vacuum to.

To generate the CNC gcode, we are using fusion 360. As I mentioned, we are using a duet wifi as the main controller and luckily for us, thats also the the controller used by Ooznest. They have very kindly provided us with a post processor for fusion 360 to allow the CNC gcode to be output fully formatted for the duet.

A copy of the config we are using for the duet can be found here.

I think I’m going to end up building a larger CNC router for myself as my next project once the CoreXY is out of the way.

As well as building a new corexy for myself, my Dad was interested in a CNC router. He does a lot of woodwork and wanted a quick way to make 3D engravings. So we’re building a Root 3 CNC Lite.

The Root 3 CNC Lite is made out of a mixture of 3D printed parts, 20mm square box section and a number of other vitamins. It uses Nema 17’s to control the motion.

We have chosen to use a 500w air cooled spindle for the cutting and rather than use a ramps board for the electronics, we have gone with a Duet 2 Ethernet.

We have so far received the side panels and base ordered from the online shop and I am busy printing all the required parts.

Once the BOM is confirmed, I will upload. This will give an idea of price and links to where we got the parts from. The BOM on thingiverse is not complete.