DIY CNC: Projects and Inspiration

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If you’re a DIY CNC enthusiast, or maybe someone simply looking to get your feet wet with a CNC hobby, you’re probably looking for ideas and inspiration from time to time.  While a full-fledged CNC machine opens the door to practically limitless options, those with smaller designs and home-builds often have limitations.  Not to worry, there are plenty of exciting projects for you to get your CNC fix on.  Some of these CNC tutorials and projects are definitely geared toward those just starting out and looking for simpler designs while learning the in’s and out’s of their machine.  Others are more complex and geared toward the more salty veteran.  Either way, there is something for everyone.

DIY CNC Projects

 

Vectric: Like it say’s, Free CNC Projects.  These projects come with step-by-step instructions, documentation, and project files.   Granted, this company is pushing their software, but they do offer free trial downloads.  If you don’t want to go the opensource route, then this may be the way to go to test drive the software on relatively introductory projects.

Instructables:  Hey, build your own CNC Mill or CNC router  before you even begin worrying about making that wooden plaque for mom.  Definitely for the more industrious and tinker type.  Downloadable e-books for those who find paying a little under two bucks a month worth it.

Tons of dowloadable dxf plans over at The CNC Zone Forums.  Forum Thread.  List of DXF files.  Can’t go wrong here folks.

DIY CNC Inspiration

 

This single Pinterest page has a ton of inspirational projects.  No plans or anything, just ideas to get those DIY CNC juices flowing!

Your Turn

 

How about yourself, any DIY CNC project plan sites or file locations you’d like to share?  How about inspirational CNC projects?  Let me know in the comments!

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