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|139 days ago||
Show me your CNC machine! - 77 replies
Do you own or use a CNC machine?Are you building one? Or have you built one? Here’s your chance to show it off! Here’s the one I’m building This will be a 4-axis machine X,Y,Z and a rotary A axis.Trying my best to afford an automatic tool changing spindle, but, we’ll see how that goes.Currently, I’m assemb...
|617 days ago||
Sharpening Lathe Tools - 30 replies
I’ve been turning ever since High School shop class. (1978) I’ve always enjoyed it, but I seem to only get to do it when a project calls for turned elements. I’ve had the same Sears Craftsman turning tools for the last 30+ years and they are admittedly in rough shape.(Yes, I know there are better tools, but, the budget and t...
|981 days ago||
My wife asked me to pick up a new vacumm cleaner belt at the Target during my lunch break today.Being one of the last few days before Christmas, the crowd was just nuts. Anyways, while I was waiting in line to check out with my single item, I noticed the lady behind me loading her groceries onto the conveyor. She had the oddest milk container...
|988 days ago||
Options for the Pulse Page - 12 replies
I was just thinking that it might be nice to have some kind of radio button to select which categories to show on the pulse page. I find myself wading past lots of new projects to find forum topics I am interested in. I much prefer to look at projects away from the pulse page where I can see a thumbnail of the project to decide if I am inter...
|1031 days ago||
Egg Whites as a Sealer - 17 replies
When I built my first violin, the book I was following made a big deal about the finish. How the finish affects the sound quality and how modern finishes can diminish the tone of a violin. There were several cited sources for old-timey recipes for varnish, but what surprised me most was it called for egg whites to be used as a sealer coat prior ...