Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Nice CNC plotter

Only issue is part of it is homemade, but the author is using some rather expensive parts with it (pro couplers, ballbearing rod, etc). So that adds alot to the cost. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Writing-Machine-Using-GRBL/

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Cheap big CNC build

The author did a nice job on the build. Mostly from wood cut to fit. I like the rail build. Oh and his zero in plate. https://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-DIY-CNC-Router/

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Making Strandbeest legs

Nice build, you can print out the templates to make them…me, the templates look like they could be adapted to CNC them out. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Strandbeest-Leg/

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Scrap parts CNC

HomoFaciens makes some clever CNC’s out of misc materials. Here is another nice build he did out of scraps.

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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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