CNC Home - An introduction to my site and its aims.

 

Construction 1 - The Linear Bearings and Ball Screws being fitted to the framework. - Notes on making a welded steel frames.

 

Construction 2 - Y axis table and X axis slide together with Z axis starting to take shape.

 

Construction 3 - Electrical limit switches and Stepper Motors have been fitted. - Design considerations when using stepper motors.

 

Construction 4. - Electrical wiring being installed and connected.

 

Construction 5 - Wiring finished and tested. Tweakie is ready to Rock n Roll.

 

Routing & Cutting - Some of the parts made by Routing and Profiling.

 

Vinyl Cutting - CNC machines can be used for Vinyl cutting, here is the proof.

 

Lithophanes - 19th Century art is revisited using 20th Century technology.

 

Engraving - Some examples of different engraving techniques and methods.

 

Making a simple Vinyl Cutter - Constructional details for making a simple but effective Vinyl Cutter.

 

Software and Hardware issues - General problems, solutions and some of my experiences.

 

Micro stepping - The basic stuff.

 

Bob the Mill - A benchtop milling machine being converted to operate with Mach3.

 

Making printed circuits - Isolation routing, just like engraving.

 

Making a 4th Axis - A useful addition to any CNC machine.

 

Tool position setting - One way of tool position setting for a router.

 

Low Power Lasers - Using diode lasers for engraving and cutting.

 

Gallery - Gallery of miscellaneous items made with Tweakie & Bob.

 

Related Links - Links to sites I have found useful and of interest.

 

Site Map - You are here.

 

Sam - Our friend for more than 20 years.

 

Optic - My 6 Metre class RC sailing yacht under construction.

 

The X Files. - Some of the things that I find intriguing.

 

Bertie - A little Welsh Terrier who is growing up fast.

 

The Rover Jet Engine - A little project for a rainy day, or two.

 

The New Laser Project - Adding a CO2 laser cutting head to Tweakie.

 

The RF Laser - Another laser project, the direction of which is a bit uncertain at present.

The software polled ‘E-Stop’ function is OK for protection of the machine, cutters and the work piece.

For personal safety the only ‘100% Emergency Stop’ disconnects the incoming supply to all functions of the machine, instantly.

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CNC is only limited by our imagination.

Tweakie.CNC

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