My MakerMade CNC Adventure: Kit Components

My MakerMade CNC Adventure: Kit Components

Once my kit arrived, the first thing I did was make sure I had all the parts. There’s a sheet inside the box with a list, and a link to a great interactive image on the website showing all of the components. It took me a minute to figure out what was what. If you’re not ready to start building right away and don’t want to unwrap everything, here’s an image that shows what’s what. I’ve labeled each component just in case, like me, you don’t know your XY motor mounts from your ring carriage on sight.

MakerMade CNC Kit Components
MakerMade CNC Kit Components
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2 Replies to “My MakerMade CNC Adventure: Kit Components”

  1. Josh Wagner

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    Does this allow for use of the complete 4×8 sheet or are there edges that will not reach

    1. Rachel Merrill (Post author)

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      Hi Josh! The router rides on a sled, most people use an 18″ diameter circle of wood for the sled, although some push it to 15″. The sled needs to stay mostly on the plywood surface to avoid tipping, so that means a margin of about 8″ around the edge of the plywood sheet, slightly less if you’re using a smaller sled. Some users have modified their frames with a skirt of extra plywood so they can go all the way to the edge. You can also move your wood and put scrap wood next to it so that you can use the whole sheet, it just takes some thinking ahead about where to place the parts. I hate waste, so I’m always trying to figure out how to avoid it. This is a definite topic for a future blog post.

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