Welcome to BootstrapCNC.com.
2/14/2016 – Plans updated to increase Z travel from 4 to 6 inches to allow for some flexibility in router placement and bit lengths.
This site is a work in progress…
But if you are looking for the BootstrapCNC Router Plans you in the right place.
The plans are for making a 2×2 CNC Router with either a moving table or flying gantry design, the flying gantry design could be easily extended to longer lengths.
Current Version (V1.2)
- Parts List (3.6 kB)
- Plans PDF (2.8 MB)
- Moving Table Machine 3d PDF (12.3 MB)
- Flying Gantry Machine 3d PDF (12.6 MB)
- Step Files – For import into cad programs (9.5 MB)
The design goals were for a machine that is inexpensive, easy to build with basic wood working tools, and solid enough to be considered decent, I think it meets these goals. This machine should be able to handle most wood and plastics, I have not tried any metal work but I have seen similar machines do light aluminum work.
Unique features of this design:
- Common gantry design for moving table and flying gantry style machines
- Adjustable rail separation for rail alignment/bearing tension
- Self aligning lead nut assemblies
The plan is to add build instructions at some point, but for now all I can offer is photos of the 2 builds I have done while developing the plans.
Moving Table Build
Flying Gantry Build
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
Thanks for visiting,
Don Bailey (a.k.a the GrumpyGeek from grumpygeek.com)