milling

We Spent a Week with Carvey, Inventables’ New 3D Carver, and We Don’t Want to Give it Back

We Spent a Week with Carvey, Inventables’ New 3D Carver, and We Don’t Want to Give it Back

A clean, quiet, and seamless hardware/software experience makes this an addictive machine.

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The Othermill, a Desktop Milling Machine with Snap Fit Joints

The Othermill, a Desktop Milling Machine with Snap Fit Joints

Today Otherfab announced a Kickstarter for the Othermill, a unique desktop milling machine. The Othermill is an evolution of the MTM Snap milling machine developed by Otherfab’s Jonathan Ward over the past few years. Otherfab is a small group of engineers and designers within Otherlab, and Jonathan was formerly at the Center for Bits and Atoms. The Othermill comes out of the Fab Lab ecosystem, and is comparable to the Roland Modela in that paradigm.

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Micro mill from scrap aluminum

Micro mill from scrap aluminum

Our bud Kent Barnes turned us on to this maker’s blog: Sir Richard’s Tool Kit. There are a number of nice projects here, including this sweet little micro mill made from scrap aluminum: It was a long time in the making, but I have finally finished putting together the micro mill that I started about […]

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Literary gold mine for CNC millers

Literary gold mine for CNC millers

From 1976 to 1983, Popular Science magazine, along with the American Plywood Association, ran an annual plywood panel project design contest for its readership. Often the winning projects were items of furniture, but that was not a requirement. A potter’s kick wheel and a folding plywood boat are notable exceptions. The rules were simple: Apart […]

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