In this section you will find information on my CNC’s and CNC related projects.
Hope you enjoy
I built two Bling Boxes using the Vectric Project designed by Michael Tyler as retirement boxes. Both boxes were made using Padouk with a Corian inlay in the lid. Box 1 Box 2
I decided to install pneumatic pop-up pin along the X and Y axis of my spoilboard to index sheet good (plywood, MDF etc…)
Here is a video of the CAMaster factory in Cartersville Georgia. Here is a video of a Gentec T3 build for CAMaster.
Here are 2 carved cedar signs I recently made for a customer, I first gave 2 coats of shellac to the bare wood to ensure the paint would not soak into the cedar grain. I then proceeded to carve the signs, after 2 coats of primer followed by 2 coats of white paint, finally used […]
A co-worker asked if I could mill flat two coffee table maple slabs both sides, I was thinking how am I going to hold the down on the spoilboard. I came up with the idea of making two biscuit slots on each end, which he was going to cut off. I laid the maple slab […]
I just finished my first test run making a hollow spiral barley twist post on the recoil, it is made from a 4″x4″ post. I bought the barley twist bit from http://www.magnate.net/index.cfm?eve…roup&theID=240 Total machine time = 17 minutes What I think is really amazing, I machined this with G-Code I wrote myself
I have been using an old workmate as my ATC workstation, it didn’t look very professorial when the customers came to my workshop. So I decides to make a tall corner cabinet, the countertop is 44″ off the ground (I prefer to stand and operate the CNC) it has one large door with my CNC […]
My wife and I just visited the IWF 2012 in Atlanta this year ……. I was a great show, here are a few pictures of the CAMaster booth
After long and hard thinking I decided to sell my CAMaster Cobra X3 and upgrade to a 5′ x 8′ ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) with 10 tools, the new machine should arrive around end December 2011. First I had to crate and ship my Cobra X3 out. I decided to ship the machine back to […]
Well it’s been about 18 months I have been using my Stinger on a temporary table with extensions cords. Well I finally finished the table today. The base is made from 4″ x 4″ with 2″ x 8″ stretchers upper and lower, then I used 3/4″ MDF to cover the whole base. I built a […]
This project is a deer carved in a dish with a forest background. The design is from Vectric Wild life DVD. Material is African mahogany 15/16″ thick, 11 1/4″ wide by 16 3/4 high. I V-Carved my name on the back using a 22 degree v-carve bit, the label is 4″ wide by 4″ high. […]
Here is my latest 3D work I made yesterday, I got the idea from Michael T over on the Vectric forum. The clock is 10.5″ wide, 17.5″ tall and 1.25″ thick, the material is Hickory. Roughing – .25 end mill – 200 ins/min Finishing – .125 taper ball nose – 150 ins/min Total machine time […]
My wife wanted a large Lazy Susan and since she like the basket weave design this is what I came up with, The material African Mahogany and there is no finish on it yet, my wife will do the finishing herself.
My wife and I just got back yesterday after attending an Aspire meeting (CNC Software) at Jim McGrew workshop in South Carolina, it was a great weekend and there were some very talented people that showed there work. There are some pictures of the work that was on display at the meeting.
It’s that time of year again, my wife and I are attending an Aspire (CNC software) meeting at Jim McGrews in Columbia, South Caronlina. We have our flights, Hotel and car rental all booked, I will post pictures later.
Here is my latest project, it’s a 3D carving for above a door. The design is from Vectric Wild life DVD. Material is African mahogany 1 1/8″ thick, 34″ long x 10″ high, the 3D carving is 32″ long x 8″ high. Roughing toolpath was done was a 1/4″ end mill – machining time: 2 […]
Here is a project I made for my wife for Valentines day, this project was designed by Michael Tyler (www.carvebuddy.com) and hosted by Vectric (www.vectric.com) Here is the link Project Tutorial – I used Bubinga wood for the main project also known as African Rosewood, Essingang, Buvenga. – 1/4″ dowels from the local craft store. […]
Here are 3 home theater signs made from 1/2″ MDF, finish size is 14″ wide by 9 1/2″ high. Cutting time on the CNC was around 2 hours per sign. Here is an update picture of the signs installed.
Well my new Cobra X3 is finally in my workshop. I hired a flat bed tow truck to pick up the Cobra from the transport depot. At the depot they loaded the machine onto the flat bed using a fork lift During the unloading process we found out that it was better to remove the […]
Here is my new CAMaster Cobra X3 at the manufacturers in the final testing stage, should be ready in a week or so. CAMaster’s flagship is the Cobra Series CNC. The Cobra is a truly versatile industrial Router. The best part of the Cobra CNC Router is that it is extremely affordable. The Cobra, like […]
I finally got round to making a spoilerboard for my Stinger CNC router. I cut 3 pieces of ¾” MDF and screwed them down to the Stinger top, leaving the “T” slots open so I could use them for clamping later on. Then I draw a rectangle the size of the spoilerboard in Aspire, created […]
Here is a slide show of the CAMaster booth at the IWF in Atlanta 2010.
Today Monday 12th July is the big day, I spent a few hours checking everything and it was finally time to set the CNC in action, Jim McGrew helped me via the internet … Thanks Jim.
Well today Friday 9th July my new CAMaster arrived.
My new CNC router should arrive next week then I hope to start creating some 3D parts.