Blog Posts

This is the top level and contains ALL of my posts in every category.

I found a Shopsmith Mark VII on Craig's List that needed a little TLC and got it for a really good price - I just couldn't pass it up!

Here's a look at my first engraved sign!

In the building of my two homemade CNC machines I have come to realize that to make my own aluminum parts would be really really helpful. So... I am starting my own homemade aluminum foundry :)

Ok - so I've embarked on a project that is pretty exciting (at least to me) :) - I'm building my own homemade CNC machine

Here's a video that I made that covers the lost foam casting process from cutting the foamy with a CNC machine to pouring the molten aluminum to finishing the part with a fly cutter! Check it out!

I have started, then later rejected, many ideas in building my latest homemade CNC machine - I am moving them to this post to clean up my build post and still keep track of the ideas I have tried...

Some really good information about sand casting and metal casting!

Not everything goes according to plan! Here are a few examples of that rule...

There are not too many resources out there for the hobbyist to learn Mastercam - Here is a great learning tool that I've found


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