CNC & Machining

The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools for the manufacture of metal, wood, plastic, ceramic and composites. We talk about machining, using a lathe to machine metals like steel, brass, and aluminium. We make chips fly!

Making a “Stammer” (Stamp Hammer) Out of a Cheap Rubber Mallet

Making a “Stammer” (Stamp Hammer) Out of a Cheap Rubber Mallet

Hammer your brand home by turning a cheap shop mallet into a rubber stamper.

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Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

One of the seminal companies in the maker community is no longer. With a brief note on their site today, digital fabrication tool makers Printrbot announces their closure. Led by the charismatic Brook Drumm, the company launched in 2011 with a hyper-successful Kickstarter for an affordable 3D printer kit, raising $830,000 for a $500 machine, […]

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Red Bull Creation Returns With High-Five Machine and 9 Other Crazy Contraptions

Red Bull Creation Returns With High-Five Machine and 9 Other Crazy Contraptions

High-five-inducing chairs. A super-sized springboard. A bent-pipe tree that lets you send whispers to someone standing far away. This weekend the Red Bull Creation returned for its fifth challenge in seven years, pitting ten teams of artists, engineers, and makers against each other in a three-day build-something-cool contest. With the subversively political theme of “Bridges […]

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