As part of my exploration of metalworking in general, I’ve been gearing up to pour aluminum. But of course I need something to pour it into. Sand casting is traditional, and I’ll get to that at some point, but first I’m exploring lost wax casting. I’m interested in being able to go from a 3DContinue reading “Video: Two-Part Silicone Alternatives, Part 1”
It works! I have completed by build of James Clough’s lathe electronic leadscrew. It was a rather straightforward matter of replacing my 3D-printed pulleys with some aluminum ones I purchased. But I’m thrilled with the result. Not only does it add push-button convenience for turning and threading, but I learned a lot about machining, electronics,Continue reading “Video: Electronic Leadscrew Complete!”
It’s working! Mostly! I can use my lathe again! Unless I want to do single point threading on it, which I do. But still, I believe I am down to one problem. In this video, I show the working bits and discuss the details of said problem. Hopefully the next video is the last oneContinue reading “Video: Electronic Leadscrew Progress, Part 3”
Lately I’ve taken to using my CNC router in sort of a weird way. I use the stepper motors to lock down the router in two dimensions (typically X and Z), but I leave Y floating. This allows me to move the router in a straight line by hand, which both frees me from havingContinue reading “Video: Hybrid CNC Routing”
If you watched my shop tour video, you know that my shop is absolutely crammed full. Perhaps that’s not surprising given that I’m interested in so many, many different things – woodworking and turning, 3D printing, machining, resin art, electronics, and metal casting are just a few of my current pursuits. But it is, ofContinue reading “Video: Use the Vertical”
Whew! Making videos is hard work. Especially when you forget to turn the mic back on after lunch or lose a bunch of video files. Not that I know anyone that would do that. Ahem. Oh well, I’m still learning. Which, after all, is kind of the point. So here’s a video describing my progressContinue reading “Video: Electronic Leadscrew Progress, Part 2”
A new video is up! I show my favorite way to cut plywood – with a track saw.
Following on my post the other day describing my progress with James Clough’s Lathe Electronic Leadscrew project, here’s a video showing a bit more detail. It covers the same ground but in video form – hope that’s useful. Have a look, and if you feel like it at the end, click like and subscribe. Thanks!
New video out! This was the one I intended to be the first for the new channel, but editing took a while so I decided to post the melting aluminum video first instead. Nothing too special here, just a look around my very, very crowded shop. But It’s one of my favorite places in theContinue reading “Video: Shop Tour”
The YouTube channel has launched! I’ve posted a video showing how I turned a chunk of solid aluminum until a chunk of liquid aluminum. Fun stuff.