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.


How to get started with LinuxCNC – CNC router

How to get started with LinuxCNC – CNC router

Why 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 TB6560 cnc controller. But this should work … 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.

Cheap 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 all its cheap all you need is … 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

Why 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 often get questions through this website from … Continued

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OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Software

OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Software

CNC 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 something I quite understood. So when you … Continued

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Mach3 Parallel Port

Mach3 Parallel Port

What 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 by processing G-Code. It has some useful … Continued

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CNC Hawker Hurricane Part 3 update

CNC Hawker Hurricane Part 3 update

Here’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 Air Force Hurricane IID tank buster, with … Continued

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Vintage Rangefinder – Yashica Minister D

Vintage Rangefinder – Yashica Minister D

Yashica 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 the viewfinder  you see a split image … 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

Why 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 this ?  The printer worked fine without … Continued

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3d Printed Red Arrows BAE Hawk

3d Printed Red Arrows BAE Hawk

  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 time he visits we have to get … Continued

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Radio Controlled Plane Gallery

Radio Controlled Plane Gallery

This gallery shows picture I’ve taken at the Rotherham District and Model Flying Club.  I’m a keen photographer and these are some of the shots I’m most pleased with . Some of the models are mine but most are club … Continued

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