Milled Brass Spring

June 16th, 2017

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I recently milled this (compression?) spring out of 20 gauge brass. It was basically an experiment, I have no real use for it. It works surprisingly well and has that old-timey clockwork look.

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Maple Diamonds

May 16th, 2017

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Milling some diamonds in maple on the 4 axis. Would that be miamonds or diaples?

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Jig for Glueing

May 5th, 2017

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I’ve done some scrap plywood glue ups in the past. And I’ve been happy with the results after they’ve been turned or milled. But glueing them at an angle has always a bit tricky. So I made a jig.

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All from scrap MDF, this guy lets me adjust the angel of the slant. I hope it helps me experiment a lot more with this technique.

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Tesla Valve

May 2nd, 2017

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Been meaning to make a Tesla Valve for a long time. It still amazes me that this works with no moving parts.

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Polishing Tuna Cans

May 2nd, 2017

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Turns out you can polish tuna cans to a very high shine.

5 Pipe Holder

May 2nd, 2017

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I love when you can go from quick sketch to finished part in just a few hours. This milled delrin piece was originally intended to hold 1″ diameter PVC pipes in bundles of 5. But it became an interesting wheel as well. Just need to create new kinds of roads.

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The Sleeping Machine

May 2nd, 2017

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The Sleeping Machine was one of my favorite experiments to come out of the 100 Days of Making class I took part in. It’s a simple crank mechanism made of laser cut acrylic, attached to a DC motor gear box.

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Cone Study

May 2nd, 2017

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I’ve been messing around with examples of simple CAD that can get you up and running on a CNC quickly. This is just a series of cones that have been pasted in a circular pattern, copied, flipped, and then all joined together.

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I really liked the form, and it worked well with the 4 axis mill.

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Smaller Post for a Lathe Drill Jig

March 28th, 2017

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I recently received a Oneway Drill Wizard jig. Problem was the post was for a 1″ diam tool rest base, luckily, it is removable. So I turned an aluminum post 5/8″ diam for my smaller lathe. Works great.

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Metal Inlay Experiments

March 15th, 2017

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Been trying some metal inlay experiments. More to come.

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