Electronics – 3D Printer Build

CoreXY Design Axis orientation for those uncertain for a CoreXY I purchased this from a user on E-Bay that lost interest… I was able to save some monies because of that. Essentially the printer came in a box of parts with bolts, steppers and 3D printed material. Directions for assembly can be found on the […]

CNC – Accessories

Just a couple of quick pictures of some clamps I made from some .375 6061 for holding material, wood hold downs just weren’t cutting it. I needed some length in order to avoid hitting my Dust boot as well. They work great! I grabbed some scrap .375 I had laying around (from the original Z […]

CNC – Gantry Sides

Keeping with the machinery updates. I’ve drawn new gantry sides to be milled from .375 6061 aluminum. Assuming my CAD skills are improving the pinions should fit nicely and I can finally get rid of the MDF sides. This will also add some more rigidity to the machine. Looks pretty good… Look closely and find […]

CNC – Router Mounts

This is one of those projects that needed to be completed before one of the MDF router mounts broke in the middle of a job, better sooner than later So, I modified my original MDF mounts in Autocad and redrew them for the CNC to be cut from 6061. I have a Hitachi MV2 router […]

CNC – Z Axis rebuild

After setting up my CNC and running some tests and jobs I was quickly realizing that I was having problems with my Z axis losing steps. I was working on a carving and noticing the cuts were not consistent, my first clue. The image below was from a sample I ran, as it got further […]


3D Sign – Aspire


Knoxville Trophy – Aspire (testing)


Shade Mount for 2014 Edge


Mach3 Tool Changes


Gantry Sides


Touch Off Tool – Edge Finder



Building a CNC Dustboot

  I did a bit of research before I sat down in front of AutoCad to draw my dust boot and I think it paid off for version 1 and version 2. I made them out of MDF since it was handy and is inexpensive to throw out and start again, the bad thing about […]

Planter Wheelbarrow

It was time to remake the old dilapidated wheelbarrow that has served it purpose for a number of years and is falling apart. The design worked so well and lasted longer than I thought so I just remade it but changed how I assembled the parts. Since I have a CNC I decided to mill […]

How to build a CNC.. 1

The build is going to be using 45×90 BOSCH Rexroth, the table size is 48 x 60 and will utilize rack and pinion movement. I plan on using a Hitachi MV2 router as the motor. I’m still a bit undecided about the base but am leaning towards a cabinet with storage and will be elevated […]

How to install OpenVPN on a QNAP

Install OpenVPN and install the application, selecting all options. Open an Administrator command prompt and go to the directory: “C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\easy-rsa” on a Windows 64 bit box Run batch file init-config.bat. This will copy a single file vars.bat Edit the file vars.bat modifying the following items, specifically Key_Size, Country, Providence, City BEFORE:   AFTER: Then […]