Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Basic CNC Engraving with Open Source Software

Chip's Wood Shop's second Instructable is born!

Basic CNC Router Engraving with Open Source Software


This instructable includes a video and written instructions so if you miss something, you don't have to pause and back up, just watch all the way through to get the idea, then follow the text and figures in the instructable as you go.

September 30 update- this instructable is now featured on the workshop page! http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-workshop/

Friday, September 9, 2016

Air Tool Cart with Countertop

I have an inexpensive tool cart, which has my air tools in a drawer. I modified it to fit my small air compressor underneath and a hose reel on the side.  In the tray on top, I was collecting a lot of miscellaneous junk.  I have wanted a hard flat surface to align and measure things. I had some leftover granite countertop, so I cut it to fit in the tray. I built it up underneath with wood and leveled it (more or less) with shims so the granite top is slightly above the rim of the tray.



Let's see how it goes, and I'll post an update.  So far I like that it's easy to clean off when I'm done working on something messy and it's not so tempting to collect junk on it.