I’ve been making a lot of wood parts lately. Here, I show the three main ways I use to clamp the wood. Long stick on vise This is easy. Pros: Low setup time, great for series. Cons: Final cut-off should READ MORE
It’s been about a year since I move all my stuff to a new location. I’ve been doing, silently, a lot of things: machine tunning, fixtures, furnishing, prototype design, components procurement, coding, etc. And I’ve been working hard on my READ MORE
I guess I should have chosen a curvy part instead of this boring one… maybe the next time. Now some words about my search for a decent linux video editor. I did my previous video using OpenShot; It was a READ MORE
I wish to start to publish some cnc stuff videos on YouTube, so here’s the first one. In the next one I will show this babe in action.
When I was a CNC girl, I thought things like “Once you make one, you can do thousands, easily!”, “Acetal is the perfect plastic for precision parts and cuts like butter!”. OMG I was so naive. Making these parts were READ MORE
Have you ever checked your nose?. I did. Three ones. Here’s how it looks just after some retouch (saddly I didn’t take a before pic): And here’s a nose from a new spindle (9/16″ through hole version). It’s not just READ MORE
So here is how my CNC lathe looks right now. I did the same abominable things to my manual lathe. No tailstock (by now). My soul is damned, but my ways will stay clean.
Currently I’m doing some modifications to my Sherline lathes in order to add a cover, very similar to the one on my cnc mill. This will result in a really big changes in the lathe look. I don’t feel comfortable READ MORE
My actual cutting parameters for aluminum sheet: Material: 1100 aluminum (I’ve cut 1mm and 2.5mm sheets) Feed: 600mm-min or 24IPM (I’ve used 800mm-min, but now I’m being conservative) End-mill: 4-flute 1.5mm carbide. I’ve used 2-flute and 3-flute; the more flutes, READ MORE
I’ve been building a leadscrew cover for the Sherline’s I’m going to sell. I think this is a must on any cnc machine. I like the classical accordion-like cover, originally designed by ixen-cnc.com. So far, the main obstacle has been READ MORE