Monthly Archives: January 2019

Nice write-up on using an image to convert to use on CNC

The whole thing is done with opensource hardware and software too. Two things mentioned that I haven’t tried before are jscut.org, which can be used to convert SVG to gcode. And cncjs, which is a CAM like software for controlling … Continue reading

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Nice build for a Trebuchet

Nice build for a small Trebuchet you can make with kids. The author includes the SVG file you can use for laser cutting out the parts, or convert to a standard CNC. https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Trebuchet/

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Nice portable light build

Nice light build, me…I will just buy one, its about $25 in parts to build this, you can get a decent one for $20, may not be as bright thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Indoor-Light-With-100W-LED-Chip/

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Nicest looking mini CNC yet

This has to be the nices looking one of these mini CNC’s made from CDROM motors I have seen yet. Actually the build doesn’t re-use steppers from CDROMs, but it getting them direct from the net with the case. Kindof … Continue reading

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Nice Kreg Jig Station

Nice build. If you can afford the bigger Kreg Jig, this is a nice add on for it. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kreg-Jig-Pocket-Hole-Station/

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Make your own anti backlash nuts

Nice idea, but…alot of work. Me…I am torn on this one on buying one vs making my own. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/very-simple-yet-effective-way-make-anti-backlash-nuts-71035?homelistings#post125458

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Simple small cross cut sled

I like this build. I have seen some where they are just an extension to the miter, which hasn’t worked out as well as I would like. And my “big” sled is hard to move around. So this could be … Continue reading

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Software to help make boxes

Nice write up to use the site festi.info to generate patterns to CNC out boxes with. https://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-Metalware-Drawers/

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Candy Cane Build

Nice build. The author used plywood backing and difference sized PVC pipe parts for the LED cones. Not so sure I would go as far as using an addressable LED’s thought for the build (expensive) https://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Cane-Lawn-Ornaments/

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Adding EL Wire to a Veil

Nice build for a bridal veil using EL wire.  The wire is pretty nice to use and bright, but…the power supply for them typically have a humm to it. https://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Bridal-Veil/

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