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CNC Hot Wire, CNC Router, RC Airplanes and 3D printing

FREE eBook – How to Build your own Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

My FREE eBook is an How To on building you’re own Hot Wire CNC foam cutter machine which you can make some unique and amazing models. I’ve built several wings and fuselages and it not that expensive when you consider the prices of models. You don’t have to crash too many big EDF foamie’s to recover the costs and its much more satisfying to fly your own design.


4 Axis Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter

4 Axis Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter

Firstly if you’re not sure what a hot wire CNC foam cutter is, then let me explain. Most types of foam can be cut with a hot wire and if you can control the wire accurately then you can make … Continued

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Using free CNC software to make foam wings with a DIY foam cutter

Using free CNC software to make foam wings with a DIY foam cutter

Modified on June 21st, 2018 at 03:01 pmFree CNC Foam Cutter Software You’ve built your 4 axis CNC Foam Cutter and now you need some software to generate g-code for that foam wing. If you can afford it then buying … Continued

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Make your own decals with your Inkjet Printer – Easy

Make your own decals with your Inkjet Printer – Easy

Modified on May 30th, 2018 at 10:14 pmWhen I purchased my FW190 at a model show I neglected to check if there were any decals in the kit. For several reasons I didn’t start the kit for a couple of … Continued

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How to get started with LinuxCNC – CNC router

How to get started with LinuxCNC – CNC router

Modified on June 17th, 2018 at 09:19 pmWhy use LinuxCNC I suppose the obvious answer is that LinuxCNC is FREE because its Open Source. This post shows how to get the OX CNC router from OpenBuilds working with LinuxCNC and a … Continued

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How to Cover Wings and Fuselages in Brown Paper and White Glue.

How to Cover Wings and Fuselages in Brown Paper and White Glue.

Modified on March 29th, 2018 at 11:26 pmCheap and Strong I’ve used the brown paper method on several projects including my latest flying wing.  It makes and incredibly strong wing and can be finished in couple of ways. Best of … Continued

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Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

Modified on June 21st, 2018 at 02:55 pmWhy would I use free CNC software You’ve built your 4 Axis hot wire foam cutting machine or 3 Axis router and now you need some CNC software to controller the machine. I … Continued

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OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Software

OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Software

Modified on May 30th, 2018 at 10:33 pmCNC Router Software When you start looking in to CNC you see the term CAD and CAM used quite a lot and you probably know what CAD means but CAM for me wasn’t … Continued

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Mach3 Parallel Port

Mach3 Parallel Port

Modified on May 30th, 2018 at 10:35 pmWhat is Mach3 Mach3 is a piece of software that turns a typical computer into a CNC machine controller. Mach3 works on most Windows PC’s to control the motion of the stepper motors … Continued

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CNC Hawker Hurricane Part 3 update

CNC Hawker Hurricane Part 3 update

Modified on May 30th, 2018 at 10:39 pmHere’s a progress report on my CNC Hawker Hurricane built with my Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter. The video below shows how far I’ve progressed. it’s going to be built as a Desert … Continued

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Vintage Rangefinder – Yashica Minister D

Vintage Rangefinder – Yashica Minister D

Modified on April 7th, 2018 at 10:15 pmYashica Minister D Vintage Rangefinder Reborn Here’s how I ended up taking pictures with an old Yashica Minister D Vintage Rangefinder .  Let me explain what a Rangefinder camera is. When you look through … Continued

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