Archive for April, 2012

This build was detailed on mycncuk. The brushless motor has a 8mm shaft which was removed and directly replaced with an Er16 collet chuck with 8mm straight shank. An aluminium bearing block was built and mounted at the front of the outrunner motor support and maintain the spindle alignment. Parts: ER16 chuck with 8mm straight [...]

05 Apr, 2012

Making a Drag Engraver

Posted by: Raynerd In: Drag Engraver

When I first thought about homebrew cnc I never thought I could do fine detailed line and text work and presumed it would be only good enough for cutting mdf into rough shapes! However, I read on the net about drag engraving where the spindle doesn`t spin and you simply drag a diamond across the [...]


  • 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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