Metalworking

Watch This Gorgeous Video, Learn A Little About Guilloche

Watch This Gorgeous Video, Learn A Little About Guilloche

Clickspring is a fairly popular youtube channel that has been making beautiful things from metal for quite some time. He’s written a little for us, and even done video for us in the past. One thing that he’s really good at (aside from making pretty stuff) is explaining complex things in a simple and visually […]

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Can You Machine A Useful Steam Engine In A Home Shop?

Can You Machine A Useful Steam Engine In A Home Shop?

Quinn from BlondieHacks has just started a very interesting new project. She’s going to build a steam engine in her home shop. I don’t mean one of those tiny little desk toys, an actual functional (somewhat small) steam engine! This machine comes as a kit, but it isn’t the type of kit you may be […]

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Busting Metalworking Myths: Is It OK To Drag Your File?

Busting Metalworking Myths: Is It OK To Drag Your File?

If there is a more opinionated group of makers than machinists and metalworkers, I’d be surprised. One common point of argument is when it comes to filing things. You see it in YouTube comments and even in person quite frequently. Someone goes to knock an edge off with a file, dragging both directions, and someone […]

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Quick Look: The Tormach XS Tech CNC Router

Quick Look: The Tormach XS Tech CNC Router

We finally got a chance to play with Tormach’s desktop learning system.  this was a fun little piece of equipment and presented some interesting approaches to a desktop milling experience. Tormach looks to be focusing mainly on education with this unit. It ships not only with the mill but with a computer loaded with Path […]

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First Impressions of The Bantam Desktop CNC Mill

First Impressions of The Bantam Desktop CNC Mill

I was really excited to see this mill pop up, and very happy I got to borrow one for a couple weeks to try it out. In my mind, the Bantam desktop cnc mill represents a positive move, where cnc milling is getting more approachable by normal people. Bantam have put in some effort to […]

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