Category Archives: CNC
The files in this section are provided as-is with no support or guarantee of success. You will have to make the appropriate changes yourself if (for example) you are starting with a stock material of a different thickness. All projects are considered free to use under CC BY-NC 4.0. Basically, you’re free to make for non-commercial, personal use. Just throw me some credit via link to this page or my YouTube video.
Your parts are only as accurate as the machine you make them on, and the table is an important part of the Shapeoko’s accuracy. A machine-leveled worksurface is essential for getting cuts of consistent depths, especially with thin materials. This is how I designed a supplementary wasteboard for my Shapeoko that I could affix work pieces to with absolute confidence. 3D Files*: Supplementary Wasteboard for the Shapeoko 3 XL Supplementary Wasteboard for the Shapeoko 3 (Stock) *Note: These files are … Continue reading
The numerous degrees of freedom in the Shapeoko that allow you to build it as a kit, are also places where error can be introduced. In this video, I’ll go through the steps I took to restore as much precision as possible to my CNC machine. For those of you looking for the simple spindle squaring tool I made, see below. This is an Inkscape SVG so set your DPI to 90 (file should be approx 4 x 0.75″). If … Continue reading
The following videos are the realization of a silly idea I had a few months back: What if you could land your beverage on a droneship in the style of SpaceX? Though I had no intention of beer delivery by drone, or installing flight control systems in a mug, I decided to bring the droneship part of my idea to life in the form of a wooden drink coaster. In a couple weeks I went from idea to prototype. And … Continue reading
I wanted to mount an STI badge to the front of my Forester. I also wanted to make an introductory Fusion 360 video. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for a crossover so I combined the narratives to make this video, a start to finish overview of the CAD-CAM process in Fusion, and the minor iterating I did through the prototyping phase.
When I found myself needing to brand dozens of items at a time, relying on propane to keep my original branding iron hot just wasn’t going to be effective or efficient. Keeping my iron at a consistent temperature was going to be near-impossible. So I set out to find a way to attach a custom branding iron head to an electric heating tool for pyrography.
When life give you lemons, make art. That was the challenge I set for myself when I shattered a couple oak boards for my SpaceX Droneship Coaster Project. With a little improvisation, I assembled my oak slats into something loosely resembling a pallet and engraved on it a stylized skyline from the best coast. Check out my video for the full story.