Archive for December, 2009

31 Dec, 2009

CNC Rotary Table Final Video

Posted by: Raynerd In: Rotary Table CNC Conversion

Here it is, the build and then finally a video of it in action:   UPDATE: Steve Ward has detailed his CNC divider in more detail on his website: www.worldofward.net  There you can download the hex code, manual and PCB, plus much more in terms of details and explanations.

29 Dec, 2009

Aluminium Fountain Pen pt2

Posted by: Raynerd In: Fountain Pen

Got on with it a but more tonight. I`ve threaded everything and turned it down to size so that all joints are flush. Problem is that it now looks like a aluminium cigar tube or as my wife put it, a metal tapon holder :bang: Exploded picture of the parts so far, blind cap, barrel, [...]

29 Dec, 2009

Aluminium Fountain Pen Project

Posted by: Raynerd In: Fountain Pen

I`ve not posted much over the last week, I posted a little project in the making yesterday but the rest of my time has been spent away from the clock throwing acrylic and wooden pen blanks into the scrap bin for a present for my dad for Christmas! I`m talking hours of work, just looking [...]

Well I got a bit further today. Managed to get hold of a Development board, load the PIC and test the circuit with an osciloscope. Here is the setup: EasyPIC5 dev board Osc, shows us when we are pulsing and is easier to test and calculate from than actually hooking up a motor. Although a [...]

Hi Guys After the sucess and enjoyment of converting my Vertex rotary table to CNC, I thought I`d jump back onto the X-axis conversion. I did try this some time ago and it failed so I didn`t post anything but now looking back, the two shafts were not aligned, only a fraction out but it [...]

29 Dec, 2009

Electronic Dice Project pt2

Posted by: Raynerd In: PIC Electronic Dice

I managed to put together the circuit for it and I have bought a few kits from maplin over the years and this is the first that has ever worked and it was built from scratch! I spent about two hours pulling my hair out before I got it running. If you go back to [...]

29 Dec, 2009

PIC Project Electronic Dice

Posted by: Raynerd In: PIC Electronic Dice

I`ve not had much shop time over the past few days with the run up to Christmas and family stuff but I have had a little time most evening to continue with developing my understanding of coding. I now realise I was nieve to say that I could just build the X axis controller that [...]

29 Dec, 2009

PIC Project – Traffic Lights

Posted by: Raynerd In: PIC Traffic Lights Code

This is my first attempt at a simple PIC code. The intention is that it is a set of traffic lights, Road1 and Road2. Road1 is always green Unless: Sensor at road2 is triggered, road1 lights go red, road2 lights go green Code was wrote in MikroC. This was my first code and the development [...]

I use to own a Unimat 3 mini lathe many years ago and I really enjoyed it for small work. Looking back now, since owning my Asian Lathe and Boxford it was tiny in comparison but there was somthing about its size that has appealed to me. I`ve been looking since summer to find a [...]

Finally, last one on here now until I get some videos of it in action but I have finally mounted it to the wall. It is on removable brackets so can come off quickly if needed. The picture shows it mounted next to my mill. Sorry about the background, the ladders in the background are [...]


  • Steve Richardson: Pretty cool stuff! I work with some real talented machinists and they are gonna dig your website!
  • Mike: Hi.where did you purchase the plate from. Been looking for a good stockist. I love your idea and would like to make one for my boxford. Also, sorry
  • Don bath: Thanks for the reply,currently I am making the escape wheel arbour and back cock plate ready for the next phase of testing .Your comments regarding th

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I`ve always wanted to learn more about engineering and electronics and my list of projects both complete and ongoing has been growing over the past few years. I like to document my progress more for my own understanding as much as anything, it helps keep me on track. I hope you can find something of interest to you, my clock building project is my priority but as you can see, I have many other builds I`m working on. Please leave a comment, it is nice to see people are reading!