Blog

  • 2015/03/06 - No dust, just geekery / upcoming projects It's been way too cold to do anything meaningful in the shop lately because of the single-digit weather we've been having.  I had a few pieces that ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 10:11 PM by Jeff Balderson
  • 2015/02/12 - Adventures in upgrading software The other day I sat down at my workbench, fired up my CNC control program to start running the first of two jobs I'm working on.  A prompt that ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2015, 10:30 PM by Jeff Balderson
  • 2015/02/01 - Putting together a woodworker's tool set I've talked with a few people over the years that are interested in woodworking, but don't know where to start or what tools to get.  How learn, what ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 1:47 PM by Jeff Balderson
  • 2014/03/19 - Software toolchain and artwork design An overview of the general terminology and workflow followed by the actual list of software I use at present. High LevelThere are three phases to take a CNC project ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 10:52 AM by Jeff Balderson
  • 2014/03/18 - NoVA Mini Maker Faire - wrap up What happens when you get together 80+ groups that want to show off their projects and combine it with 3000 curious attendees? The answer is a Mini Maker Faire. I ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 10:49 AM by Jeff Balderson
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Projects

  • 2015/01/27 - Folding Router Table I was perusing a recent "special" magazine edition from Shop Notes and ran across plans for this Folding Router Table.  I didn't like some of the elements of their design, so I made my own.The primary changes are listed below:Used F-clamps to hold the fence instead of t-track (cut down on cost)Made it a little wider (26" vs. the original 21.5")Changed the way the fence attaches when foldedDecided not to use clamps toggle clamps for router mounting, instead just drill for mounting screwsI assembled it over the weekend.  The design worked pretty much as I had planned.  Pics forthcoming.
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 2:14 PM by Jeff Balderson
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Workshop News

  • 2015/01/27- Folding Router Table Build Workshop I'll be running a workshop at Nova Labs on Feb 5, 2015.  The group will build the folding router table mentioned in the projects section.The meetup is here
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 3:06 PM by Jeff Balderson
  • 2014/01/27 - NoVA Mini Maker Faire - 2015 Edition I'm going to be attending this year, you should too: http://makerfairenova.com/From what I've heard, it's going to be even bigger than last year, with ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2015, 10:48 AM by Jeff Balderson
  • 2014/02/09 - NoVA Mini Maker Faire I'll be doing an ongoing live CNC demo at the NoVA Mini Maker Faire. Come by and check it out. I've registered for a table at the NoVA ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 10:43 AM by Jeff Balderson
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