Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/1/21 11:30 a.m.
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Sure, those handmade brackets work just fine and may also give you a sense of pride in your craftsmanship, but all those right angles and grinder marks reveal something else: your fabricating limitations.

What’s the next step then? Machining your parts at home–and don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as you might think.

In the upcoming February 2022 issue of …

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bgkast
bgkast GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/1/21 11:38 a.m.

Watching with interest! My grinder will thank you!

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
12/1/21 12:04 p.m.

I better get  the control box figured out for my desktop CNC , it been sitting 2 years !

anyone use an Arduino board   for control  box ?

TXRX7
TXRX7
12/1/21 12:57 p.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

You can do it with an Arduino, but there are dedicated CNC boards for cheap all over the place.  A breakoutboard is like $10

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
12/1/21 1:36 p.m.
californiamilleghia said:

I better get  the control box figured out for my desktop CNC , it been sitting 2 years !

anyone use an Arduino board   for control  box ?

It sounds like you may need a Smoothieboard. They're kind of the CNC equivalent of an Arduino.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
12/2/21 9:14 p.m.

I really do not have a lot of use for one of these, but feel that I must get one just because. The fact that it does not require a drawing for the part is the real draw.

 

 

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
12/2/21 9:33 p.m.

Are you milling steel at home, or were you angle grinding aluminum?

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