Category Archives: Build

Things that are built.

Dig the circle

I want a turnabout for cars in the front of the shop to ease access for the tenant in front. This turnabout will go around the sewer access point and will also serve as a planter box around the flagpole.

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Milford First Prints!

I finally found time and space to give Milford some attention. I gathered all the parts for Milford (mill, cpu/driver stack, power supply, cords and cables) and rebuilt a Windows PC for controlling it, then I had to get software … Continue reading

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Milford Wiring

The wires to the steppers don’t have a lot of play. They may not even make it to the controller. So I’ve got to add some length. It’s relatively simple task, but it takes awhile. There are a lot to … Continue reading

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Milford build progress

Completed Z-axis. Although I drilled the two top holes for the delrin nut and moved it to the top of the plate to give me more range. Back and front of Milford. Tool mounts Next up is electrical, then software.

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Milford arrives!

Ms. Postmistress came by with a long awaited bundle of joy! Milford is a Shapeoko – a CNC mill created by Edward Ford (get it, Mill-Ford?) which I came across on Kickstarter. The images on Kickstarter are the prototype – … Continue reading

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Gift Card ideas

Things to use your Gift Card on…

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Night time lights

Inside the shed, I had large, 240v industrial fixtures installed to provide an incredible amount of light. On the outside, I’ve got a dawn/dusk light on the front to provide a bit of security. On the back, there is a … Continue reading

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Concrete apron

Outside of the workshop, I wanted a place to sit and perhaps put a chair or barbeque. So, at the front and back of the building, I had a bit of concrete poured, and a 10ft. section laid along the … Continue reading

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Connector wiring

As I built Bottie-bot, the Makerbot Thing-o-Matic, I was anxious to get it building and didn’t consider making modifications as I built. As a result, modifications I make to the machine is a bit more difficult than it needs to … Continue reading

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Roof, gutters and trim

Installing roof, trim and gutters.

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