Category: Workshop

CNC Mill XK7113

20210320 Trademe bought used ($2,110, was advertised on geekzone for 4K) Details from the Tardme listing: Description It’s got a full set of ER20 Collets -Multiple cutters mostly in 3/4/5/6mm (I usually purchased 3 at a time, so lot’s of spares) -A coupe of ball end cutters -Self Centering Edge Finder -Magnetic Micrometer for getting […]

Workshop shuffle 20200401

Bay 3: 1100×500 x1800 2 x steel vertical cabs moved to Bay 1 3rd steel vertical cab moved upstairs for food storage Toilet wall: Cabs order left to right: Gun cab 100D cab remaining 2.5m: 4 x 3dr cabs (or 6 drawer equivakents) Mini Fridge Freezer last by toilet door On top of cabs/fridge: 1100mm […]

Workshop shuffle 20200201

20200410 This plan superseded as a result of Covid19 reshuffle Objective: Primary: Bay 2: 5 PBalls in a row backing to Aluminium – DONE Bay 3: 8 x 15D cabs in rightside Lundia static wall – DONE Secondary: 55″ TV back at Bay 3 window – DONE Fasetech Rig more room for rotate (Swap 3dr […]

CNC Machine Resuscitation

The 2009 ex China (via EBay) CNC machine initially used as MK1 Pick Place is finally to put back to being a CNC machine So time to repurpose back to being a CNC machine Aspirations: Functioning with dedicated PC (possibly Raspberry Pi or Beagle Board etc) Compact as much as possible to live on the […]

Aluminium Saw Options

Deliberately do not want a sliding model due to both space & long term accuracy issues Preferable 254mm (10″) blade as that currently just fits in the space available Electric brake saves waiting for saw to wind down after a cut (although a repeatedly accurate saw may negate this current need) Handle orientation horizontal to […]