CNC router recap

I’m currently building a cnc router. This is a machine that will take a line file generated by a computer, and cut it out of / into wood. Depending on how precise and strong my build is, it might be able to cut almost anything up to (possibly including) soft aluminum. I was inspired by the guys over at and the awesome things that they were doing with their shopbot. Unfortunately, unlike them, I didn’t have a good reason to have a huge machine, and I also didn’t have and extra $6,000 kicking around.

After a bit of searching I came across the fine people at CNC Zone and they set my world-a-spinnin’ There are tons of really creative people over there building CNC routers, mills, and what have you.

I’ll upload some photos of my little Frankenstein once I get around to it.

In the meantime, use your imagination!