GRBL Custom RPM To PWM Mapping (Custom CNC Part 5)

If you are just joining us, Part 1: Custom Built CNC, an Introduction Part 2: Building the Structure, Folding CNC Part 3: CNC Electronics Part 4: Working with GRBL The Problem: My router has two different attachments, a wood router and a laser burner. They both need to be controlled using the same Mega and I want different RPM input […]

Working with GRBL (Custom CNC Part 4)

If you are just joining us, Part 1: Custom Built CNC, an Introduction Part 2: Building the Structure, Folding CNC Part 3: CNC Electronics Introduction Grbl is a no-compromise, high performance, low cost alternative to parallel-port-based motion control for CNC milling. This version of Grbl runs on an Arduino Mega2560 only. The controller is written in highly optimized C utilizing […]

CNC Electronics (Custom CNC Part 3)

If you are just joining us, take a look at part 1 and 2 at: Custom Built CNC, an Introduction https://replicantfx.com/cncpart1/ Building the Structure, Folding CNC https://replicantfx.com/cncpart2/ Version 1 (G251 + parallel breakout board) It took me a long time in life to realize I should do it right the first time, but lets not be too tough on me. […]

Folding CNC (Custom Build CNC – Part 2)

Finally I have gotten to talking about version 3 of the CNC router. (Want to see where I started: Part 1)I learned my lessons, pulled on my big person pants and finally did it right. Doing it right started with getting the base table right. For years I had been designing bases out of wood because welding and working with […]

Custom Built CNC – Part 1

Welcome everyone. To cover my past and current Computer Numeric Control (CNC) build will take a few posts. I will be breaking up the documentation and discussion into sizeable chunks. I will introduce the first few builds but avoid the deep details. The final build will be full of details as it is built using all of my lessons learned […]

1911 Grips

I don’t currently own a 1911 but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate what can be done to customize them. A friend and fellow aviator came to me looking for a set of grips with aviator wings carved in. I was happy to help. The grip texture proved to be the most difficult part. I tried setting up a grid […]