MPCNC part 4

June 5, 2019

Squaring the frame I 3D printed the first 10 layers of the MPCNC foot object to use as a template for drawing the screw holes in the table.  I used a laser range finder to measure distance and square the frame.  As the table was cut to size accurately, I could use the edge as […]

Pocket hole jig

April 28, 2019

Disclaimer: The orignal pocket hole jig was developed and manufactured by Kreg in the USA.  If you want a quality pocket hole jig, the original Kreg pocket hole jig (including clamp) comes recommended.  Here in Australia it is a bit overpriced as is the case with many imported high end products ($30 AUD for a […]

Hollow Knight – Hornet

April 28, 2019

https://www.google.com/search?q=buy+steam+gog+hollow+knight The artwork, music and animation is amazing.  Our two children love the fairytale like creatures and the dream-like atmosphere of the game. Hollow Knight – Hornet.zip  

MPCNC part 3

April 27, 2019

Some of the 3D prints take a long time to print. Good bed adhesion is important: I purchased 2x 3meter length 25.4mm OD (1 inch) 1.2mm thick galvanised steel round tube from the local hardware store and 1x 1meter length. Round tube #1 (3 meters): 1064mm + 1064mm + 864mm Round tube #2 (3 meters): […]

MPCNC part 2

April 27, 2019

This part is all about 3D printing the parts. It is recommended to calibrate your 3D printer before starting the printing process: https://all3dp.com/2/how-to-calibrate-a-3d-printer-simply-explained/ Now we are ready to start 3D printing: https://www.v1engineering.com/blog/parts/ https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:790533 J = 25.4mm (1 inch) outer diameter (OD) round tube version. M = mirrored part for mounting at opposite side. The Mostly […]

Imperial and metric

April 27, 2019

Common imperial sizes in mm: 1 inch = 25.4mm 1/2 inch = 12.5mm 1/4 inch = 6.35mm 1/8 inch = 3.17mm Fasteners (bolts/nuts) This table may be used to find the nearest matching bolt / nut sizes in either imperial or metric. Sheet metal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheet_metal#Gauge American Wire Gauge (AWG) I’m not even going to attempt […]

Geeetech A10 additions

April 12, 2019

Geeetech A10 fan cover duct https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3512522 geeetech_a10_fan_cover_duct.zip   TUSH spool holder (revised) For one spool holder you need 4 brackets and 4 bearings. 608-2RS bearings (22mm OD x 8mm ID x 7mm thick). 3 degrees taper cylinders for improved fit. M4 holes allow for strengthening by inserting a bolt and nut (or connecting rod) to […]

MPCNC part 1

April 12, 2019

I plan to build a desktop CNC machine capable of milling aluminium. The “Mostly Printed CNC” (MPCNC) machine is what I will be building. https://www.v1engineering.com/specifications/ https://www.v1engineering.com/assembly/ https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/mpcnc-with-double-belt-setup/ This will be a long term project and a bit of a journey. Step 1. Learn how to 3D print For long I considered 3D printers somewhat of […]

Carport

March 4, 2019

Click on photos for larger images. Our current side carport looks like this:   Current carport (6 meters x 8 meters) with footings added: We were thinking of changing the side carport like so: We would re-use 2x existing windows.  We would need to add 1x concrete floor with foundations and walls, 1x sectional panel […]

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx 2015 maintenance

February 22, 2019

Cleaning Here are some of the things I do to clean my motorbike. Chain cleaning Yoghurt or ice cream container Kerosene Lithium grease (Fuchs Silkolene Titanium Dry Lube) Toothbrush Scrubbing brush Cloth rag The finer the brush, the quicker it wears out and the less scrubbing it does.  The coarser the brush, the better it […]