Getting Started with DevFus Foam 2 – Hot Wire CNC Foam Fuselage

Getting Started with DevFus Foam 2 – Hot Wire CNC Foam Fuselage

So you’ve made some wings with your Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter and wondered if you can make fuselages as well   I’ve been on that journey to and now I can share my knowledge and experience. I purchased DevFus Foam … Continued

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How to build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter – DIY

How to build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter – DIY

Why would you want to build a hot wire CNC foam cutter machine?  For me it was a way to build wings and fuselages for RC airplanes that weren’t readily available. Doing it yourself (DIY) is not as hard as … Continued

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Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Detailed Build

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Detailed Build

The build of the Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter machine isn’t difficult just measure twice and cut once as the saying goes. This page has the build instructions, plans and cutting lists. The controller board and the stepper I’d recommend … Continued

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OpenBuilds OX DIY CNC router from Ooznest

OpenBuilds OX DIY CNC router from Ooznest

This is the build log 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 controller with Mach3 and LinuxCNC that … Continued

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FREE g-code to make the fuselage and wings for a BAE Hawk/T45 Goshawk

FREE g-code to make the fuselage and wings for a BAE Hawk/T45 Goshawk

Here are files to make the BAE Hawk or T45 Goshawk with a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter. These files are based upon my Video Tutorial for DevFus Foam 2. If you don’t have a CNC foam cutter you can … Continued

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Arduino CNC Foam Cutter

Arduino CNC Foam Cutter

Can you use Arduino to control a Hot Wire CNC  foam cutter, is a question I get more frequently now. Yes you can. In this article l will show 2 options depending on the hardware you are using or intend … Continued

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Free CNC software to make foam wings with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

Free CNC software to make foam wings with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

You’ve built your 4 axis CNC Foam Cutter and now you need some free CNC software to generate g-code for that foam wing. If you can afford it then buying software may be the way to go, but expect to … Continued

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Decals – make your own for RC airplanes with an Inkjet Printer

Decals – make your own for RC airplanes with an Inkjet Printer

When 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 years after I bought it.  AeroTech went … Continued

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How to get started with a Linux CNC router

How to get started with a Linux CNC router

Why use Linux CNC I suppose the obvious answer is that a Linux CNC router software is FREE  to use because its Open Source. This post shows how to get the OX CNC router from OpenBuilds working with Linux CNC and a TB6560 CNC … 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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RC Hawker Hurricane built with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

RC Hawker Hurricane built with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

  Why build a Hawker Hurricane in foam with a Hot wire CNC foam cutter? Well as you may have noticed on my website I’ve built a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter and built a several flying wings. So I … Continued

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Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

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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Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Parts List

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Parts List

To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter the main parts you’ll need are stepper motors, a controller board, power supply. The lists below are my recommended parts that are required to build a machine just like mine. Nema 23 … Continued

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6 Solutions for Mach3 Obsolete Parallel Port Interface

6 Solutions for Mach3 Obsolete Parallel Port Interface

The parallel port has been discontinued on PC’s for several years now.  It was mainly used to connecting a PC to a printer.  Mach3 was designed to use this port to send the step, direction pulse to the CNC controller … Continued

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CNC Hawker Hurricane Update

CNC Hawker Hurricane 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. it’s going to be built as a Desert 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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Anet A8 3D Printer why I choose it  – not bad

Anet A8 3D Printer why I choose it – not bad

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 lot more. I’ve had mine some time now and its … Continued

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