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.
CNC is only limited by our imagination.
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