The Workshop

Workshop projects are for stuff in the garage (CNC, Reprap, woodworking, metalworking, electronics, metal casting, etc...)

I was thinking about making my own linear rails and started looking into how they actually make them. One thing I saw was using a Blanchard Grinder to precision grind steel into a rail.

The price of the Harbor Freight 4 X 5 Micro Lathe dropped to $72 - so I snatched one up and figured it would be good to learn on and play with. It exceeds my expectations! Check it out!

I was looking for tablet holders that my wife could use in the kitchen to display her recipes while she was baking and I found a few nice one's but they were way too expensive. So I thought to my self "I can make that myself for a lot cheaper" - that's pretty much what I say to anything LOL

Yes you read the title right! I've converted my Shopsmith to do some metalworking for me! Check out the pictures and a short video clip :)

My good friend Chanda Brae - from Baby Rock Photography, needed a lemonade stand prop to use with her baby photo shoots - so I made one :)


These are my posts about my CNC hobby, now to include my new Reprap 3d Printer :)

These are my electronics projects, working with the Parallax Propellor, Arduino, stepper motors, you name it!

Here are some of my Metalworking projects, probably with my Enco 3-in-1 Mill / Drill / Lathe

Here are some of my woodworking projects using my Shopsmith Mark VII and other various woodworking tools

Here are some of my adventures in casting aluminum with my homemade foundry