CNC Router Plans
The trial and error method of designing, developing and refining your own CNC machine design has many merits of its own; however, there are some significant drawbacks. Topping that list is the loss of time and money! If you are tight on one or the other or both, then it may make sense for you to invest in a set of plans where someone else has worked out the problems and developed a solid design that you can piece together. Hobbyrouterplans.com has developed just such a resource and it is definitely worth looking into. For a mere $22 you get a full set of plans with a 38 page manual complete with detailed parts list and suppliers, 14 detailed 2D CAD drawings, 16 color photos and complete instructions. Here is a peek inside the PDF file. Permission was granted to post a few examples.
These plans in particular are designed for the entry level CNC enthusiast with care taken to use non-specialized parts “off-the-shelf.” With some basic building skills, the step-by-step instructions will take you from raw materials to a working CNC machine!