Modified on April 2nd, 2018 at 10:33 pm

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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Radio Controlled Plane Gallery

Radio Controlled Plane Gallery

Modified on September 26th, 2017 at 03:27 pmThis 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 … Continued

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Anet A8 3D Printer why I choose it  – some build issues

Anet A8 3D Printer why I choose it – some build issues

Modified on January 24th, 2018 at 08:48 pmThe Anet A8 I finally decided to get an Anet A8 3D printer which complements my other CNC machines, the router and hot-wire foam cutter. Its basically a copy of the Prusa i3 which cost a … Continued

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TB6560 CNC 4 axis spindle relay configuration for Mach3 or LinuxCNC

TB6560 CNC 4 axis spindle relay configuration for Mach3 or LinuxCNC

Modified on March 27th, 2018 at 11:03 pmTB6560 4 axis spindle relay configuration with Mach3 or LinuxCNC is fairly straight forward.   But it took me some time to figure out. So here’s how I got the board to work. … Continued

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About Me

About Me

Modified on February 17th, 2018 at 11:40 pmI’m a Radio Control drone, plane, FPV and all things CNC enthusiast. This is where I share my projects. Some have taken me nearly 3 years to complete, like the Vickers Super VC-10 … Continued

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OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Part 3

OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Part 3

Modified on October 11th, 2017 at 10:49 pmThe build is almost complete the OX CNC router works and I have the home limit switches installed.  Took some figuring out as I use the 2 spare wires in the RJ45 cables … Continued

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OpenBuilds OX CNC router from Ooznest build – Part 2

OpenBuilds OX CNC router from Ooznest build – Part 2

Modified on October 14th, 2017 at 10:40 pmOoznest OX CNC router with Mach3 As you can see the build of the OX CNC router is almost complete.  Next step is to get the limit switches and the emergency stop installed … Continued

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OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest -Part 1

OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest -Part 1

Modified on December 26th, 2017 at 10:10 pmThis is the build of the OpenBuilds OX CNC router  from Ooznest. Having already built a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter I got the bug to build a CNC router.   I’ve used the … Continued

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Bailey the Poochon

Bailey the Poochon

Modified on November 19th, 2017 at 09:44 pm Baily is our new dog he’s a Poochon which is  created by the crossing of two non shedding breeds, the Bichon Frise and Poodle, he was born on the 1st of August … Continued

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RC Top Hobby Focke Wulf 190A

RC Top Hobby Focke Wulf 190A

Modified on April 28th, 2018 at 08:34 pmMy third Focke Wulf 190A This is my latest Focke Wulf 190A from RC Top Hobby which now has a 3d printed spinner, see later in the post, flies very nice.  I really … Continued

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Racing

Racing

Modified on January 27th, 2017 at 11:15 pmMy Racing Days I started my working career as a apprentice motor mechanic and after 4 years I was qualified.  I trained on Jaguar, Rover and Triumph and loved every minute of it.  … Continued

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