I am constructing a derivative of the MYDIYCNC project
(mostly with LMUU bearings, some printed parts and a bit more sturdy construction I hope, for a small laser I got.
But as the 1watt laser wont cut anything substantial, I was also thinking of mounting a dremel like tool. I ve already got a 135Watt one, so I wanted a second one for the CNC.
But as I was starting to look at the dremel like tools, I came to understand that with 20more euros I could buy a small 850watt Router and that got me greedy :)
so I just got a westfalia router
not the cheapest choice, but its sturdy construction, its base is removable and its shape was very helpfull for mounting on a cnc.
the thing is quite heavy (1.6kilos without the base) so I had to create a more robust mounting printable part than the one I was finding around in thingiverse.
I havent printed it yet so I dont know if this is successful for the 1.6 kilos and the inertia of the Westfalian beast, so proceed at your own risk
I included the Freecad file with the main drafts if you want to change something or make a derivative.
this is my first upload so any feedback would be appreciated, Im quite green on all things CAD
Well I havent made it yet so not many instructions to go by.
I dont really know if my router is too big for the sturdiness of the CNC Im making, so if someone else ttries it first then please share your experience.
It uses M4 holes, bolts and screws, and only the center tightening bolt is M6.
the westfalia router mount has 44mm diameter, my hole is 48mm because Im planning to use some rubber ribons around in order to kill some vibration (hopefully).
Im marking it as a work in progress because I havent make it yet in order to troubleshoot it :)