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How To Make A Popsicle Stick Mini Adirondack Chair

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (26)

In this blog, I am going to show you how to make a mini Adirondack chair like the one seen in my 800 Popsicle Stick Birdhouse w/ Mini Adirondack Furniture.

First, you a...

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Making a CNC Router Part 4: Electronics

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 4:28 PM Comments comments (7)

 

After a few months of saving money, I finally got all the electronics for my CNC!


I purchased all the electronics from: http://buildyourcnc.com/electronicscombo.aspx

which include:

(3) 425 oz-in stepping motors

(3) Drivers (3.0Amp 24-40 Volts, 1-1/64 microstepping)

(1) 36v 8.8a Power Supply

(1) Breakout board

Then I built a box out of poplar and Plexiglas to house...

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Making a CNC Router Part 3: Updates and Need Ideas

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (3)

I have not had much time or money to work on my CNC lately, but I did make some progress. Here are some of the things I added to it so far:

I added two shelves for the computer and electronics to go on:


I also bought 4 cheap casters from Harbor Freight and installed them:


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Making a CNC Router Part 2: Making the Stand

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM Comments comments (1)

Well today I didn’t have school due to a snow day, so I figured I would work on my CNC some more. I knew that I needed a stand to put the CNC on and to make it sturdier, so I was off to Google SketchUp! I wanted to make the CNC about counter height, so I made the stand 34 1/2” high plus the 1 1/2” table of the CNC makes it 36” high overall. Here is the simple design that I came up with using 2×4s for the stand:

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Making a CNC Router Part 1: Assembly

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (9)

Well I just turned 17 years old today, February 23, 2011, and I have always wanted to make a CNC router. So for my birthday, I asked my dad to get me a CNC hardware and plans kit from www.buildyourcnc.com. Then I went to Lowes and the Home Depot to get a sheet of MDF, aluminum angles, threaded rods, and various other items I needed to make the machine. So the whole weekend last week, I’ve been working on cutting all the parts I n...

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