My name is Tom. I recently purchased and built a medium sized CNC routing table. I’ve now discovered I can easily share the wonders of CNC routing with a few of the masses. If you’re one of those masses, put on your creative thinking cap and keep reading.
Below is a short introduction to CNC and my specific machine. The picture to the right shows the basic table with X, Y and Z axes. The router bit is inside the black brush thing. In the photo you can see the top of the router motor sticking out from the “Dust Shoe”, the thing with the black brushes on the bottom. The dust shoe has a long hose to clean up cuttings as they are cut. This is important so they do not interfere with the action of the bit. Too much waste material can hinder cutting action and result in inaccurate cuts. Behind the router on the back side of the Z axis bar is the “lead screw”. Continue reading