Saturday, 14 November 2015

Help I've lost my Bearings - Episode 102

Help I've lost my Bearings

Episode 102

A question on finding replacement bearings for old routers prompted me to make this video on how I would go about finding bearings for my geriatric router. Even though it is 40 years since my router was made it is no problem buying replacements and is surprisingly cheap as well. If you want to get carried away you could buy better quality bearings.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Trick or Treat - Episode 101

Trick or Treat

Episode 101

A quick Yardart project for Halloween

Plan for the trick or treat figure is here

Saturday, 6 June 2015

PhotoSphere Cradle - Episode 100

PhotoSphere Cradle

Episode 100

This PhotoSphere Cradle holds your camera while on a tripod and allows you spin the camera around the camera axis while taking the necessary photos to make a PhotoSphere.

Files to make your own Photosphere Cradle

Sample PhotoSphere. Click on the photo to begin the tour.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey - Episode 99

Fifty Shades of Grey

How I engrave photos onto wood using the LaserShoe.
This is one of many methods that can be used to engrave photos on wood using a laser attached to a CNC machine. There are many others. Checkout the PicEngrave site for alternative methods, link below.

DotG Software can be found and downloaded here.

Post Processor for DotG LaserShoe (Please note that I have only tested it on Metric.)
DotG Post Processor

Another software package worth looking at is:
This software and site introduces us to the world of true greyscale laser engraving. The results obtained using the techniques shown in this site are truly outstanding and superior to the 1 bit engraving shown here. If you are interested in greyscale laser engraving read through the PicEngrave site and try out their trial software.

For build plans and build videos of the Laser used in this video please see the following videos.