Latest from Dan Spangler


3D-print it, spin it up to 30,000 RPM, and watch it take off like a rocket! Read more »


Make an adjustable-height modeling table like the pros, for hundreds less. Read more »


Build a vacuum hold-down system with serious suction that works with any CNC router. Read more »

Take astonishing videos from high above — and look out below. Read more »


It’s loud, annoying, and fun — cut out the parts on a CNC router, then motorize them with a cheapo bench grinder (we found the perfect one at Harbor Freight). A great CNC project from MAKE fabricator Dan Spangler, designed with a traditional 5/6 two-tone sound ratio like the classic... Read more »

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I know that 3D printers have been all the rage lately, but let us not forget the humble CNC mill. It's capable of fast and precise fabrication in a plethora of materials. It definitely earns a place on any serious maker's workbench. The ShopBot Desktop is a prime example of... Read more »


Print your own articulating action-hero robot model. Read more »