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…making some initial cuts with the CO2 Laser

October 4, 2011
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Yes! Finally, after several iterations we have the installed, aligned and focused CO2 laser wreaking some serious havoc on a piece of MDO. There are still many tests to run and various safety mechanisms to install, but the system works, and is aligned over a 24″ x 24″ area (at least). I can think of […]

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Adding a laser cutter to the BlackToe CNC Mill

August 6, 2011
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It’s time I took the CO2 laser from the Chinese cutter and attached it to the gantry of my BlackToe CNC mill. Effectively increasing the size of the cutting bay from the tiny 5×8″ to a whopping 2’x 4′ – the small size of the cutting area was starting to become annoying – and it seemed ridiculous […]

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DIY CNC: Carving a clock face

June 20, 2011

I’d been putting it off for ages, but I thought it was about time I upgraded my CNC skills to use multiple tool changes. Since I added a home sensor to my DIY “BlackToe” gantry there was no excuse not to figure it out. This relief cut uses 1/4″, 1/8″ and 1/16″ bits to perform […]

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