CNC Router
Dresser glue ups – diagonal squaring breakthrough

The dresser frames are now all glued up. As you might expect there is an experience curve here with the last one going most efficiently. I also reached the conclusion that I would not be cut out to be a surgeon. The complex assembly with the time pressure to get everything done within the time […]

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Cooking
Asian Inspired Sous Vide Mixed Ribs

Asian inspired mixed Ribs I wanted to make some asian style beef short ribs. However the local store did not have any . However they had both boneless beef short ribs and baby back pork ribs on special. Since I wanted to try to do both sous vide,  I decided to do both mixed. I […]

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3D Printing
D-Bot 3D printer frame assembly

The printer frame is built out of V-slot linear rail http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/. This is similar to the 80/20 and Bosch rails I have used on the CNC router but with one crucial difference: the slots are V shaped a the top. This allows rollers to run in the grooves to provide the motion without having to […]

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3D Printing
3D printer electronics initial setup and test

For the D-Bot 3D printer http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1001065, I am using a Rumba controller with DVR8825 stepper drivers. The display is a Full Graphic Smart controller (128×64). I ordered these from Amazon. The boards were received with NO instructions or pin out labels to get the ribbon cables connected correctly.  If the display is flashing and beeping […]

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3D Printing
New 3D printer project

I have not written much about 3D printing. The CNC router had a print head added at the end of the year. This was not what I would call a great success. Mounting the print head assembly, a Micron EME, was fairly easy, but I also had to add the print nozzle temperature controller, which […]

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CNC Router
Dresser Rails

Here is one more shot of the ends being glued up. This is another case of never having too many clamps of flat surfaces in the shop. The ends are clamped at very joint and spaced up above the work surface for the first 2 hours. They are also checked for squareness. which is pretty […]

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