The One-Haned Post… :)

No, nothing twisted. Just still have my splint on my right hand so I almost have to type using a single hand 🙂 Its been a while since i’ve posted a general update. So I thought today would be as good a day as any… Health Last week has been pretty bad health wise. If…

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CNC Mill Components Comming In…

Some of my components have finally started comming in. So far I have recieved my motors, linear actuators and power supply. Unfortunately, i’m still missing the controller board (which is shipping from the UK) before I can really start putting anything together. In the meantime, I have been looking at software options to run the mill….

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Surgery Went Well…

My finger surgery yesterday went well. Guess surgery is somewhat of a big word considering it was only taking a little lump off one of my fingers.  A little sore but for the most part, I am feeling well. Got this nice banaged up splint that I have to keep on the finger for a…

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A Quick Thanks to my Readers…

Since i’ve announced my bipolar diagnosis. I have recieved several emails from people in similar situations thanking me for publically sharing my experiences. Lots of kind notes and support, and I truely appreciate!!! Some ask why I am so publically open, as most would fear doing so in regards to work and other close people…

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Postal Rates Going Up Again… Makes me Want to go Postal!

Yet again another hike in the postal rates. Considering the rates were last raised only about one year ago it’s pretty quick. And this time the hike is fairly substantial. I just have to question why! Are we getting more for our money? I sure am not, I now live in the outskirts and although…

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Hardware to Control and Drive Motors

Of course, motors on their own aren’t very useful, the need to be powered and be provided with a control interface which will comunicate with the miling software on a PC. The Motor Controller The control circuitry itself is fairly simple but I decided to go to a pre-built solution that I found on eBay….

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Motor Selection for my CNC Mill

One of the most crutial aspects of a CNC machine is the motors and control systems used to position the head of the mill on the work surface. Accuracy of these components will of course directly affect the precision and quality of the work done. I have posted a new article on SebbyLive which goes…

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Going Under the Knife!

Well tomorrow is my finger surgery! Not sure of the time yet as they will call me later today with an exact time where I need to come it. It is expected to be somewhere around early-to-mid afternoon. Not too much to worry about as it is just a little surface surgery, taking out a…

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Credit Card Fraud Protection, Are They Crazy?

Ok, I am getting really annoyed at the Visa automated fraud protection on my credit card… It is the fourth time in the past few months where they call and lock out my card if I don’t call them back within a few hours. The main problem is that my distributor for books sold on…

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Google’s New ISP Service!

Hey look at that, Google has a new broadband internet service beta going on called TiSP http://www.google.com/tisp/   Hope this project doesn’t go down the drain… 🙂

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