Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

A simple Pocket Hole Jig

One thing that has annoyed me is how much Kreg Pocket hole jigs cost.  Its not much too them but $40 is alot to swallow.  There are clones, but I believe they are trying to avoid a patent so they … Continue reading

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Convert your CT scan into a 3D print

Pretty nice write-up.  Next time I get a CT Scan I’ll have to try this out. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Easily-and-Automatically-Convert-a-CT-Scan-/

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CNC a Nail Stamp Plate

Very clever build.  The author used a CNC to make small templates to paint nails with. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milled-Nail-Stamp-Plate/?ALLSTEPS

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Interesting alternative for the CDROM CNC build

The author has one axis move the table of the object in x direction, and the top is the y axis.  Clever idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Made-From-Garbage/?ALLSTEPS  

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Convert a GRBL with arduino CNC v3 Shield to use a servo for the Z axis

So you built one of the CDROM CNC’s and have a CNCv3 shield instead of a cobbled together setup.  The author goes over how to tweak it so you can use a servo in the z axis over a stepper. … Continue reading

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Print out a vac attachment for when you make holes in your walls.

Nice simple attachment you can make for the next time you drill holes in your wall, you can use this to keep things clean. http://www.instructables.com/id/Suckit-Vacuumattachment-for-Drilling/?ALLSTEPS

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A cheap CNC build

OK I know there are alot of these out there.  What makes this different is the lead screw and brass nuts used are under $10.  I haven’t looked at getting that stuff from banggood.com before.  But I may this time.  … Continue reading

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Converting a CNC to use arduinos

There are alot of  old CNC’s out there that this maybe a good way to “upgrade” them.  In the 1990’s CNC for metalworking where coming of age, problem was most of them never got updates, so they are still running … Continue reading

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Make an opensource pellet cutter for filament

I like this build, the author basically feeds leftover filament, or string from bottle, into the build and its shreds the material into pellets that could then be reconverted into filament.  Me….I am thinking of an easier solution/build. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Open-Source-Multi-Material-CutterPellet/

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Add a Needle cutter to your CNC

Basically this is a CNC sewing machine.  The author added a motor that drops a rod up and down (the needle) really fast to cut foamboard.  Its a good idea thought you won’t get as nice of a cut as … Continue reading

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