Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Nice hobo CNC

This is pretty interesting build for a CNC, its all metal, well metal scraps, and seems to work pretty well. The author built this with minimum tools as well. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/scrap-built-cnc-video-75788?homelistings#post144037

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Nice 3D print for a biscuit jointer

Nice build that you can print out yourself to make your trim router into a biscuit joiner. But….As the author pointed out, you can pick these up on craigslist for $30 (I found a craftsman one for $30 in my … Continue reading

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Simple re purposed lamp

I did something similar to this build. But I didn’t 3D print the parts out. Instead I used PVC pipe and a few other parts to make a shop light for my grinder stand. https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Desk-Lamp/

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Making a Thermal Insert Press

All …OK well mostly with 3D printed parts. The press is used to heat up metal, such as nut inserts, to push/melt into a plastic fitting. Great for say a plastic box that needs it. Me…unless I am making a … Continue reading

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Another nice small bench build

This is another nice, simple bench build. The plans could easily be converted to something you put on a CNC and if I figure it out right, can be down in a 1/2 of a sheet of plywood. https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/how-to-build-a-small-bench/

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3D print your press brake

Interesting, the author using PLA 3D printed the template for a press brake to make a bunch of different shaped templates for the press. They seem to work pretty good too.

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CNC to make wooden 3D prints

I have seen this with paper, gee 10-15 years ago, but looks like some folks are now doing it with sheets of wood.

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Nice free CNC build for corner square clamps

I like thsi build, the download file doesn’t include the slots thought. I wonder if the author put those in by hand. https://cutrocket.com/p/5a916d86a8ee7/

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Nice Caddy Tote Organizer

I haven’t found too many CNC based projects out there that are free. But this one seems like a nice build. Too bad its build for tools, I would like to see it adapted for soda/beer holder. https://cutrocket.com/p/5adf9542c9d81/

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One Odd CNC

The author build a CNC to cut on large, long, pipes. Cool build, not so sure I would make one…well why I would…maybe for custom totem poles? The author does it for making some interesting seats.

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