Milling Time on Tested

March 16th, 2015

CNCd Parts

My first CNC milling article is up on Tested. I love what they’re doing over at Tested, very honored to be a small part of it.

Stay tuned for more CNC articles coming soon.

Custom Milled Parts

March 15th, 2015

Milled Delrin Parts with Hardware

I’ve been working on some small fussy parts made out of Delrin and steel. It’s been fun to be so exacting with them.

Turned Plywood

March 15th, 2015

Initial Test

The ability to turn what would normally be scrap material is one of my favorite things about the lathe. I’ve been gluing up small blanks of plywood with a slight slant, and then seeing what I get. So far I like the results, there might be something here.

Initial Test Glue-up

Bigger Glue-up

Roughed Out Blank

Popular Mechanics Russia

February 23rd, 2015

Popular Mechanics Russia

A story on my work appears in the current issue of Popular Mechanics Russia. It is something really special to see your stuff in print.

The English translation is a little rough (I am a very cheerful person though), here it is.

Working on an Idea

February 5th, 2015

Turn on metal lathe

Been fooling around with a linear motion prototype. The metal lathe makes life easy some times. Unfortunately, I had to kill a couple of c-clamps for the cause.

Cut off threaded part

Tighten onto sacrificial threaded rod

Delrin, Where Have You Been All My Life

February 3rd, 2015

OtherMill and Delrin

I know I’m late to the show here, but Delrin is a dream to work with. It mills beautifully. That is all.

With Threaded Insert

Curving Metal

February 3rd, 2015

Curved

Steel Pressed Fairly Well

I’ve been trying to curve small metal pieces without shelling out for a slip roll. CNC’d some male and female banks for the arbor press, and pressed some test pieces. The results were just meh.

Both Halves

Test Press

Smaller Form in Arbor PressSmaller Form in Arbor Press

There was some crimping that I’m not crazy about. Good in a pinch though. Maybe I’ll just break down a buy a roller.

Make a Puddle, Then Move It

February 3rd, 2015

I had my first TIG welding class last night. I think I’m in love.

Using the OtherMill

January 17th, 2015

Emergency Stop

I’ve been putting this little guy through its paces. Figured I’d go right to aluminum. So far so good.

Milling

All cleaned up

Turning on the Metal Lathe

January 15th, 2015

Finished Part with 1/4" Set Screw

Trying to get my chops back on the metal lathe. Simple turnings, facing, parting, drilling, and tapping.

Faced and Parted

Faced and Parted

Work way up with larger bits

Tap the hole