11th Mar 2017

CNC 2020

This kit just in… This is a portable CNC to play around with at the meetups! I suppose other people will have some fun with it too. Shots from vendor....

27th Sep 2016

Wood Coasters

Jonathan bought a 3040 CNC machine with a 350W DC spindle. He’s already a machinist but I’m familiar with this particular machine class so I I’ve been showing him some software tool-chain...

20th Feb 2016

CNC a PCB

Yay, aacronyms. A PCB is a Printed Circuit Board which is for electronics. People usually get them made at Seeed Studio, Dirty PCB or use an old technique using chemicals....

21st Apr 2015

Suck-o-Matic

We need a vacuum for the CNC613 project. I’m going to make a nice dust extractor but I wanted to pull something together quickly for the mean time. I came...

17th Apr 2015

Custom CNC Machine

I’m putting together a CNC machine for the CNC613 project. I ordered a 6040 chassis from Shenzhen, China. That means it has a working area of about 60x40cm. Working height...

16th Apr 2015

CNC Cart

I need a cart for the CNC613 project. Here’s a concept I drew up that uses 24′ of 2×4 and 30′ of 1×4. I was thinking I’d use drywall screws and glue....

26th Feb 2015

Keyboard Holder

Put your keyboard on top of your monitor to save space! You can just grab it to do more serious typing or poke the keys while it’s in the tray....

22nd Sep 2014

CNC Machine

I’ve revived the Marauder simple CNC design project so I wanted to look look at the specifications of the machines I’ve been using. It can help guide some of the parameters of the...

01st Sep 2014

3D Scanning

With 3D Printing and other CNC fabrication being all the rage, scanning is an area of interest. The local library has acquired some equipment for scanning. I’m sure it works...

30th Aug 2014

3D Printing

I installed my 3D printers after some reorganization to make space. These machines are a handy but to be frank I’ve had better payback from CNC Laser and CNC rotary cutting....

30th Aug 2014

Got Dust? CNC Dust Control

I love my CNC machine but it generates loads of dust and swarf. So much vacuuming. Even when I changed the vacuum bag often it was still overloaded and spewing dust out the exhaust....

19th Aug 2014

Marauder CNC

The world needs more portable and accessible CNC stuff. Makers can visit venues with various cutters (and people have their own cutters) but I think it’s time for “pop-up cnc” that...

18th Aug 2014

X-Acto Guillotine

This is a simple tool but I wanted to share it since it has become so dear to me. It has performed so well over many years (for the intended...

05th Aug 2014

CNC Laser Overhaul

I’ve had a CNC laser cutter  for a while now. I can’t tell you how much help these machines are. It’s  has worked great since installing it. Well up until recently when some...

25th Jun 2014

In Love With Foam

For me the One-Nite DIY Foam Cutter was just the right machine to fall in love with foam. It was perfect for prototyping and experiment. It was multi-purpose with shaping and slicing capability. It was light,...

10th Jun 2014

Microscope Stand

I just got this microscope in yesterday. It’s for general purpose but especially looking at circuits and electronic components. Yay I can finally read those little numbers on components! 🙂...

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