Category Archives: Project

First cuts with TOG’s DIY CNC router

A few months ago we’ve mentioned a DIY build of a CNC router. The project turned out to be more complicated than we anticipated. The steel-based construction is not very forgiving, and the large size of the machine doesn’t help. Still, due to all the help from many members we managed to overcome a number […]

Rebuilding an Ebike Battery

A few of our members and visitors use Ebikes. We were presented with an Ebike battery which had a dead cell. The plan was to replace the cell with a new one. This is not ideal, since you end up with a mix of old and new cells, but the balance circuit should make it […]

Forge Maintenance

A few years ago, we built a forge based on Larry Zoeller’s designs. We’ve used it a few times and now it’s time that the forge itself gets a bit of maintenance. This is nothing more than recoating the inside with a refractory coating to help keep the insulation in good shape. We did a […]

Machining Brass

The cooker door wouldn’t snap closed properly. A quick disassembly of the hinges showed that a brass disc had a flat spot from years of wear and tear. Replacements were no longer available. Time to make some new ones on the lathe. Took some measurements and started with a length of brass stock. Turned it […]

Project: Seven Segment Display and an Arduino Mega

Everyone has one in their house, a clock on your VCR you never set, a timer on your cooker or your microwave, a digital clock. The seven segments of LEDs that light up to form numbers are made up of Seven Segment Displays. There are all sorts of projects you might want to add these […]

Lasersaur Upgrade

Last weekend we make slight few upgrades to our Lasersaur making it much easier to control air flow, extraction and power to laser just making it bit easier day to day. Thanks to all members that helped out. [Show slideshow]