CNC mill SolidWorks model and schematic

Had interest from someone on Flickr about the design of my mill, so I’m uploading the model and schematic which can be viewed for free with eDrawings viewer.

The design has changed a little from this model, but it was never perfect.

I should also mention that I have made a fair amount of progress since last posting but haven’t posted here because.. well.. I’m one of the millions who starts a blog and whines like a little girl when noone visits it (sigh). If only it was more interesting…

Anyway. Enough. If you interested, the files are available below. Message me if you want clarifications and extra details.

Cutting stage schematic, Tool stage schematic, X stage schematic, Y stage schematic, Z stage schematic, Mill model

(I realise a lot of you may just want an image to view instead of SolidWorks files but you just wouldn’t be able to see the detail, otherwise.)

Hello world! Apparantly…

NEED an outlet for my projects and ideas! Also a very handy place for establishing a portfolio. Never seem to give back to the wonderfully open DIY community so hopefully this will provide that. And a bit of passion.

Currently working on a 3-axis CNC mill, and having a terrible time aligning the axes, urgh. Also in belated progress are a GPS do-all-device that is largely built and programmed but just needs some functionality writing.

Also just completed a dark ale using Goldings hops for the first time. Still experimenting with brewing so I’m rather happy with the gut-feeling approach to adding ingredients.

Details and pictures to follow.

Future projects include:

  • automatic book scanner for digitising my old tomes (for the new kindle)
  • self-regulating herb garden for the new house (inspired by the Garduino)