Blog Posts

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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've been trying to work out a good, cheap DC motor controller - I think I've got it!

Here's the latest Z Axis and Router mount for my homemade CNC machine! Check it out! Pictures and Video as usual!

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!

Well it's been a while since I've updated the website! That doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything ;) I've compiled a few things into one post... Check it out!

I've been working on a homemade 4th axis for my CNC machine - here's the pictures and a few videos! I'll be making some parts with it soon! :)

I'm making Christmas Presents this year on the homemade CNC machine! Here's the first one... A custom picture frame! Check it out...

Yes you read the title right! I've converted my Shopsmith to do some metalworking for me! Check out the pictures and a short video clip :)

Here's a few pictures and a short video of the first piece cut out on the homemade 4th axis on my Homemade CNC machine

Here's a few pictures and a short video showing off the success of the homemade CNC machine milling Aluminum


Workshop projects are for stuff in the garage (CNC, Reprap, woodworking, metalworking, electronics, metal casting, etc...)

These are my posts about my CNC hobby, now to include my new Reprap 3d Printer :)

These are my electronics projects, working with the Parallax Propellor, Arduino, stepper motors, you name it!

Here are some of my Metalworking projects, probably with my Enco 3-in-1 Mill / Drill / Lathe

Here are some of my woodworking projects using my Shopsmith Mark VII and other various woodworking tools

Here are some of my adventures in casting aluminum with my homemade foundry