Turn your woodworking shop into a machining, cutting, carving, and milling powerhouse with our shop-made, CNC machine.
In the past, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines were predominantly found in large industrial settings. But just as computers have gotten smaller, so have the CNC machines, and the types of jobs they can complete has increased. It was just a matter of time before CNC technology crept into the woodworking shop. We thought it was time we introduced our own shop-built CNC router.
It’s a lot of bang for your buck. With a working area of 24"x48", you can build this for a lot less than the cost of a similar commercial CNC router. Baltic birch plywood, some basic hardware, and an off-the-shelf electronics kit are all you need to build your own computer-controlled router. This project is ideal for tech-savvy woodworkers looking to add a CNC router to their shop or beginners who want to give this type of woodworking technology a try.
***This plan is not eligible for Free Plan Credit Redemption***
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What You Get:
- 24 pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 100 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Materials list
- Retail Sources for Hardware and Supplies
- Premium Plans also include drawings for a mobile cart for the CNC Router
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.