Homemade CNC Plasma FINISHED! Ep.4

Wissenschaft & Technik

Building a CNC plasma table from scratch finally after many-many months has come to an end. After some steel work, fabrication and welding and months of head scratching and trial & error in the software and hardware department I'm glad to say it's finally finished. This video shows you the very first and awful test cuts with horrible results we encountered in the beginning. But cut after cut the machine got tweaked, each following cut got better and better and finally it works as it should. I learned a lot in the process in the making of this table and have to thank my buddy for designing and building it. Cheers, Blackloop CNC!
I hope you enjoy the video! New 4x4 Off-Road UTV video next week and thanks for watching!
Check out my other videos on my channel page: delevel.info
#donndiy #homemade #cnc
Pomade - Silent Partner (DElevel Audio Library)
Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter


  • Donn DIY
    Donn DIYVor Monat

    More fabrication videos on delevel.infovideos

  • Mike Luckhardt

    Mike Luckhardt

    Vor Monat

    Do you happen to have a parts list available? I've been thinking about a project like this more and more and it would be a great help. Thanks.

  • jimmi henry
    jimmi henryVor 9 Stunden

    17:35 FreeCAD! Donn the DIY plasma king :). How do you get the sketch from FreeCAD to the your plasma or what format does your plasma accept? DXF, SVG, PDF... ?

  • Donn DIY

    Donn DIY

    Vor 3 Stunden

    Plasma requires .tap G-code files.

  • Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru MburuVor 3 Tage


  • MrFreeway99
    MrFreeway99Vor 4 Tage

    How did you get rid of the wavy cuts?

  • gianluca ziffi
    gianluca ziffiVor 4 Tage

    Sei il numero 1, you are number 1

  • Ricardo Vargas jovk
    Ricardo Vargas jovkVor 5 Tage

    i didn't know freecad... thanks Donn!!! i needed a cad software for my new cnc, subscribed!

  • Der Tiefkühlgourmet
    Der TiefkühlgourmetVor 6 Tage

    Just saw your video and I'm impressed! Good work! I'm building a plasmacutter by my own and I prepared everything for 15mm HDT3 belts. Which belts are you using currently? And what are you planning? Enjoy your CNC!

  • R Talbor
    R TalborVor 8 Tage

    Well done. Nice and tidy👏👏👏👏

  • Nowi MV
    Nowi MVVor 9 Tage

    Hi, great video´s. can you say what the project cost, thanks an keep going.

  • Brandon b
    Brandon bVor 9 Tage

    I like these E stop mounted in the desk👍

  • 5265060
    5265060Vor 9 Tage


  • Donn DIY

    Donn DIY

    Vor 8 Tage


  • Alex Vorozhbyanov
    Alex VorozhbyanovVor 9 Tage

    Вот это сейчас уровень проектов вверх шагнёт. Было круто, а сейчас заводского уровня будет.

  • 0m3n
    0m3nVor 11 Tage

    Having your own CNC would be so amazing. EASY money maker.

  • River City Fishing
    River City FishingVor 12 Tage

    What an awesome project you guys saw through and the final machine really performs! I'm looking for a supplier that does stamping, bending and laser cutting of glavanised steel sheets 20/10ths thick. Current supplier is CONSISTENLY ALWAYS late.

  • Robo Cop
    Robo CopVor 12 Tage

    Great, now make yourself a boiler so you don't have to use wood.

  • pamiv51
    pamiv51Vor 13 Tage

    What are the belts you are using?

  • Richard J
    Richard JVor 13 Tage

    I hope you have some good ventilation. :)

  • Legion James2.0
    Legion James2.0Vor 13 Tage

    It's a great build. Very nice.

  • Legion James2.0
    Legion James2.0Vor 13 Tage

    Now build a cnc press brake and your shop will be next level. Actually there's some nice cheaper horizontal press brakes that are quite versatile. But can only bend 12 inch lengths.

  • Marcio Ambrosio
    Marcio AmbrosioVor 13 Tage

    Great job! Bravo!

  • Helicrete Sydney
    Helicrete SydneyVor 13 Tage

    Belt drive will need periodic adjustment as the belts stretch over time.

  • Ben Sherlock
    Ben SherlockVor 15 Tage

    And you’d think that a 3 axis CNC machine would be easy to make. My first machine was a plasma table, I feel your pain. The building of the mechanics is pretty straight forward, it’s another world to get it to be running. I would have built a router/mill first had I know lol. Excellent work!

  • Salvador Ramirez
    Salvador RamirezVor 15 Tage

    How much did this plasma cutter cost you?

  • Mariusz Zygmunt
    Mariusz ZygmuntVor 19 Tage

    Hello, change the cutting direction. Inner contour-counter clockwise, outer contour-clockwise. You will get better result. Great machine.

  • jens-erik langstrand
    jens-erik langstrandVor 21 Tag

    Truely a DIY project - kudos!

  • canyon paterson
    canyon patersonVor 29 Tage

    little tip, add in curve in to the beginning and curve out to the end of pockets and arcs, noticed the flat spot on the doughnut you cut from the 12mm plate. the curve in and curve out prevent overlapping the code and cut areas so the circle wouldn't have had the flat spot on the outer perimeter and it moves pierce locations away from feature lines so you don't happen to blow through the edge of a shape in a thin sign or body panel

  • lotus lotus
    lotus lotusVor Monat

    You are on another level. You are inventor engineer. Good job

  • Donn DIY

    Donn DIY

    Vor Monat


  • rene rummo
    rene rummoVor Monat

    Tere donn! mis sellise asja valmistamine sulle maksma umbes läks?

  • Donn DIY

    Donn DIY

    Vor Monat

    Soovitan küsda Blackloop CNC-st pakkumist. 👍 Ta arendab hetkel CNC plasma teist versiooni välja. Aadress on blackloop.ee ja kontakti saad sealt. 😉

  • Jo Ta
    Jo TaVor Monat

    you have make maising job 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 5/5

  • Jo Ta
    Jo TaVor Monat

    how it can take right distance between plasma and metal plate? And keep it...

  • Donn DIY

    Donn DIY

    Vor Monat

    With Proma THC unit.

  • Simon Karlsson
    Simon KarlssonVor Monat

    fun to see your build. will soon start building one yourself. what software do you use for your table?

  • lucifer 1
    lucifer 1Vor Monat

    Hello. Can you tell us more about the control cabinet of the plasma machine (from which components you assembled it and how you connected it)

  • Ernest Penfold
    Ernest PenfoldVor Monat

    Endlich richtige Brennholzhalter. Nice work :-)

  • Rengan Krishna Iyer
    Rengan Krishna IyerVor Monat

    What is the thickness of the plasma cutting stream, ?

  • Rengan Krishna Iyer

    Rengan Krishna Iyer

    Vor Monat

    @Donn DIY thank you sir. Btw how to u setup cam for plasma ?

  • Donn DIY

    Donn DIY

    Vor Monat

    The kerf is around 1,5 mm.

  • Rengan Krishna Iyer

    Rengan Krishna Iyer

    Vor Monat

    How much material is lost during cutting ?

  • Skilled Hands
    Skilled HandsVor Monat

    Hi. Have you been to Kristine keskus today?

  • Vincent Ukhebi
    Vincent UkhebiVor Monat

    Hi, I am interested in metalwork fabrication for motorcycles. Where can I get such a machine? I am in Nairobi, Kenya. preferably one that can handle upto 2,600 x 1,300mm. Thank you.

  • Felem1000
    Felem1000Vor Monat

    This CNC turned out , just fabulous !

  • Felem1000
    Felem1000Vor Monat

    This CNC turned out , just fabulous !

  • József Papp
    József PappVor Monat

    I wonder why you chose this size for your plasma cutter workspace. For financial reasons or do you never want to cut out a larger piece (in one)? I'm gonna start my own built soon, so I welcome any advice.

  • Harvey Pyke
    Harvey PykeVor Monat

    CNBC works great, will make you more productive if that’s possible.

  • QUY LE
    QUY LEVor Monat

    hello...i'm from việt nam ^^

  • CM metalworking
    CM metalworkingVor Monat

    how expensive is your cnc plasma

  • Thaison Roofing
    Thaison RoofingVor Monat

    Now turn it into a rifle and we will be all set to take on the terminators

  • Alexandr Sergeevich
    Alexandr SergeevichVor Monat

    Здравствуйте, много лет работаю на станках плазменной и лазерной резки, поэтому не могу удержаться от нескольких комментариев: Для 2D проектирования лучше всего подходит программа Компас, очень простая и гибкая Для управления попробуйте поработать в Mach 3 увидите насколько он проще и удобнее именно для работы Купите на барахолке сенсорный монитор - будете экономить кучу времени, плюс несравнимое удобство в работе На али за копейки можно найти и прикрутить в Mach 3 любой блютуз пульт хоть джойстик для удаленного управления и позиционирования резака Сделайте вытяжку от резака, иначе через полгода-год закоптите все помещение рыжей гарью На ночь стол лучше закрывать герметичным экраном или каким по паронепроницаемым чехлом иначе влажность убьет все помещение, листы не помогут На сам носик резака лучше изготовить дистанционную корону с шариками а подвес сделать плавающим - это убережет плазмотрон в внештатных ситуациях и поможет идеально выдерживать зазор даже на неровных листах Для Гипертерма есть недорогие расходники Технокат ну и Али может помочь А так все супер! подобный стол в своей мастерской достраиваю, сухой, 2500*1250 под более распространенный размер листа

  • AFH Projects
    AFH ProjectsVor Monat

    Aawh! I need that AAG (automatic angle grinder) too! It makes your work so much easier and so many new opportunities. Great work! Cheers!😜

  • Peter de Jong
    Peter de JongVor Monat

    hey donn could you send a parts list of everything you use for the electronic parts

  • Morgan Adair
    Morgan AdairVor Monat

    You have deserved this for a long time. What form of "Cadd" are you using..... I did complete a course in 12.1 an it is probably obsolete now. I am thinking new challenge for you... actually two... solar power panels and water wells.... a drill system that could be set up on Autocad to drill say one hundred feet for shallow wells and not have to cost a arm and a leg. The iron lithium batteries might be a too big step but alternative sources. You are amazing

  • roger armoa
    roger armoaVor Monat

    Awesome !!!

  • roger armoa
    roger armoaVor Monat

    Cool project

  • Sergei Sikstel
    Sergei SikstelVor Monat

    It's time to start mass production

  • Will Isleshill
    Will IsleshillVor Monat

    Can you reuse the water?

  • Rodolfo Vazquez Roldan
    Rodolfo Vazquez RoldanVor Monat

    what software do you use for your plasma cutting

  • Duncan Aitken
    Duncan AitkenVor Monat

    Waiting to see the hand held firewood basket... 21:55 YESS! Great video, Donn, super impressed how it's turned out and what you'll be able to do with it.

  • smilie120
    smilie120Vor Monat

    What software are you using to draw out your cuts?

  • Александр Рыбкин
    Александр РыбкинVor Monat


  • po faktu vaz
    po faktu vazVor Monat

    Hello my friend, very interesting videos. I would like to know the cost of this product 

  • HomemadeTools.net Website
    HomemadeTools.net WebsiteVor Monat

    Nice job. We posted this video on our homemade tools forum this week :)

  • Владимир Мастер
    Владимир МастерVor Monat

    зря вода под листом материала, я когда до армии на плазмарезке работал - там везде вытяжка была воздушная.. и не с проста видимо. так что нужен вытяжной вентилятор и без воды. будет лучше. в остальном - молодчаги ))

  • Вовчик Вовчик
    Вовчик ВовчикVor Monat

    You are a tough master. If you want to increase your audience of viewers, then make subtitles also in Russian.

  • Vlad Zaha
    Vlad ZahaVor Monat

    плазма прос то улётная вещь🤘 спасибо за обзор, думал не покажешь

  • Erik Jaansalu
    Erik JaansaluVor Monat

    Kuidas sa ennem neid juppe said lõigata ss?

  • Lucas P
    Lucas PVor Monat

    well done !!!!!

  • Juan Manuel Garcia Ortega
    Juan Manuel Garcia OrtegaVor Monat

    los 118 dislikes son los que se han gastado 18000€ en un plasma CNC fabricado

  • Tiit Oja
    Tiit OjaVor Monat

    Angry Donald the Duck sounds @14:30


    Ti sei preso una pausa dal 4x4? 🦾🦾🦾🦾🔝

  • Guntis Jogurs
    Guntis JogursVor Monat

    Congratz on successfully completing this complicated project, Iron man!

  • Melikşah YAKUPOĞLU
    Melikşah YAKUPOĞLUVor Monat


  • Ross Woolley
    Ross WoolleyVor Monat

    Hi Donn, just want to let you know your cutting in the wrong direction. Anti clockwise for inside cuts. Clockwise for outside cuts. Good to see you have a plasma table now. I've been waiting for you to build one! "ENJOY IT MY FRIEND"

  • Ferdi Dede
    Ferdi DedeVor Monat


    ARV VILVor Monat

    Hello! Just a tip from company who work dily with sheet and pipe cutting with plasma. - don't place a starting and finish points close to finish part but in a scrap part - like a 5-10mm from cutting line

  • Osman Ivegen
    Osman IvegenVor Monat

    Good job.

  • Ринат Гарифулин
    Ринат ГарифулинVor Monat

    Да, аппарат шикарный. Инструмент. Когда отстроенный здорово экономит время.

  • SanyOK1979
    SanyOK1979Vor Monat

    Well done job!

  • thekid760
    thekid760Vor Monat

    What was the ballpark price at the end?

  • Вадим Чернушенко
    Вадим ЧернушенкоVor Monat

    Если серьезно, крутой проект! Дальнейших успехов 👋

  • Вадим Чернушенко
    Вадим ЧернушенкоVor Monat

    О нет... Советские звезды 😱 )))

  • on the farm T.S.A
    on the farm T.S.AVor Monat


  • Елисей Круглов
    Елисей КругловVor Monat

    Талантливый человек талантен во всём👍👍👍

  • Shaq Deisel
    Shaq DeiselVor Monat

    Nice job. My cnc will do wood and plasma. I hope it can be successful as yours.

  • Patrick Colahan
    Patrick ColahanVor Monat

    Great job, looks like you used NEMA 23 Stepper motors. I would like to understand more about the Z Axis controls. I plan to make my own also. A lot to learn before I start though. Thanks very much for sharing this project.

  • Yassine Khireddine
    Yassine KhireddineVor Monat

    A real twin at work with good luck

  • Stephen Nolan
    Stephen NolanVor Monat

    More ads than video.

  • Magnus Terminus
    Magnus TerminusVor Monat

    Use finecut consumables but i am not sure is these are available for this pmx. Also missing a torch breakaway system. You canalso try to preflow air before piering to prevent a wet electrode.

  • No name
    No nameVor Monat

    Start talking man...

  • Builtech Industries, Inc
    Builtech Industries, IncVor Monat

    Change the direction of your cuts, parts will have less edge taper. ID is cut counter clockwise, OD is cut clockwise.

  • Michaš
    MichašVor Monat

    Great job!! Respect you! How costs all can I know ?

  • Ahmed Nisubarondatashizu
    Ahmed NisubarondatashizuVor Monat

    what software you use to draw parts ...///??

  • Senapspiser
    SenapspiserVor Monat

    Next up: A weight driven wall clock with plasma cut gears for the shop wall?

  • Mario
    MarioVor Monat

    How much it cost?

  • Дед Леший
    Дед ЛешийVor Monat

    хочу такой же себе ))

  • Дед Леший
    Дед ЛешийVor Monat

    играть можно бесконечно со станком )) такие классные вещи можно им делать

  • Дед Леший
    Дед ЛешийVor Monat

    сколько такая установка вышла по деньгам ?

  • Diizy Diizy
    Diizy DiizyVor Monat

    12:01 - The great story of the fly's fate, a.k.a. Bulletproof Wing

  • John Bull
    John BullVor Monat

    Are you not going to add anti-freeze to the water to stop it from rusting the insides of the water tray ?

  • waleed mageman
    waleed magemanVor Monat

    Sweet cnc brother 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌 cant wait for your 4x4 build next week 😱😱😱😱 watching all the way from South Africa 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

  • Marek Nosek
    Marek NosekVor Monat

    How much for this kind of setup ?

  • Shortribs Longbow
    Shortribs LongbowVor Monat

    Incredable machine and operator thanks for sharing.

  • Danny
    DannyVor Monat

    can u do a runby of how mutch it all costs?

  • Carlos Gonzalez
    Carlos GonzalezVor Monat

    Yuooo D !.. what's sapiens BROO !!.. nais to have you bag BROO !!.. you are the best See !. Thank-you!. Sal.from New York!.

  • Ted 007
    Ted 007Vor Monat

    You're in Estonia ? Damn that's too far from Canada to get parts made !