Backyard Workshop is a site for my various hobbies, including my homemade CNC machine, Reprap 3d printer, metalworking on my Enco 3-in1 machine, woodworking, aluminum casting, electronics, and more that I do in my garage in Florida
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I ordered some anti-backlash nuts from Dumpster CNC and started working on making some brackets and get them installed.
When I was designing my "Ultimate Workbench" I had initially wanted to build in a router table - but then I got to thinking that I already have a router table in my CNC machine! I just needed a way to manually run boards if I wanted to - and here's how I built the manual router table for my CNC machine
I'm building myself an "Ulitmate Workbench" that will house all of my tools and make things a lot easier around the shop!
The price of the Harbor Freight 4 X 5 Micro Lathe dropped to $72 - so I snatched one up and figured it would be good to learn on and play with. It exceeds my expectations! Check it out!
I was getting some flex in the Y Axis of my homemade cnc machine (believe it or not with those beefy aluminum extrusions) It was actually twisting... So I had to beef it up a bit with some 1/4" steel bar - here's how I grinded a 45 degree chamfer on the steel for my wheels to roll on!