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CNC Hot Wire, OX 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.


Make your own decals with your Inkjet Printer – Easy

Make your own decals with your Inkjet Printer – Easy

Modified on April 27th, 2018 at 10:25 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 April 12th, 2018 at 11:29 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 – Part 1

Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines – Part 1

Modified on April 10th, 2018 at 07:01 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 March 29th, 2018 at 11:37 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 April 25th, 2018 at 09:47 amWhat 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 February 24th, 2018 at 12:01 amHere’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. its going to be built as a Deseret … 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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Anet A8 heated bed upgrade using ATX computer power supply

Anet A8 heated bed upgrade using ATX computer power supply

Modified on April 10th, 2018 at 11:10 pmWhy upgrade the Anet A8 heated bed power supply   I’ve upgraded my Anet A8 to use an ATX computer power supply(PSU) to power the heated bed.  Why would you need to do … Continued

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3d Printed Red Arrows BAE Hawk

3d Printed Red Arrows BAE Hawk

Modified on December 1st, 2017 at 10:04 pm  Many thanks to Eric Simon for this design. Still have some decals to add. This is for my Grandson Oscar who is 3 years old and loves my Radio Controlled Hawk. Every … Continued

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