Hackaday
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A plugin for Corel Draw was supplied, along with a dubious copy of Corel Draw itself. Finally we see the machine in operation , and the process of finding the proper height for beam focus by cutting an inclined plane of acrylic. The series rounds off with a list of useful links , and should make interesting reading for anyone, whether they are in the market for a cutter or not. These cutters/engravers have featured here before many times. Among many others we've seen one working with the Mach3 CNC software , or another driven by a SmoothieBoard . Filed under: laser hacks
The Sun Daily - Style
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Core77
2 months
Musical instrument makers (Lutherie) use a bench that's pretty much the same as a cabinetmaker's bench, but the work is lighter overall, and the glue pot is indicative that instruments are mostly glued together rather than joined like furniture. There is a small planing stop on the bench, and of course precisely planing wood is an important part of the job. Wood engravers don't need a fancy bench, just something that will clamp the work on the surface. Here we see a holdfast and the dogholes to put it in, nothing else. The case maker's bench (for making briefcases/suitcases and the like) is pretty simple, as cases aren't very heavy. So this is a light-duty bench with a single leg vise. This bench is shown several times in the Encyclopedia, once in a workshop illustration but twice as a detail, in the joinery section and in the cabinetmaking and marquetry section.
The Week
5 months
This has enabled him to pick the very best barrel makers, actioners and engravers in the country to work for William Son. For every gun there are seven disciplines: barrel making, actioning, lock work, triggers, stocking, engraving and finishing. The gunmaking techniques used today are skills that have been passed down from master craftsmen to apprentices through generations. Skills from as long ago as 200 years are still used today. As technology has evolved, these skills have adapted; making the most of technology means we can produce a more consistent end product. The gun grows from the barrels, so it is the first part to be made. The barrel-maker shapes and builds the barrels from two steel forgings, which are then bored. He shapes the tubes and polishes the internal bores to ensure a perfect line. The barrels then need to be fitted to an action.
Cotswold Journal
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ITV
7 months
But the reality is, in order for the retailer to sell a high end piece of jewellery, it need to go through quite a few different pairs of hands - you've got your setters, your mounters, your polishers, your engravers and everyone else that comes together to form part of the jewellery family.
Hackaday
8 months
Keep in mind, this device is promising practically the same positional accuracy as the Othermill, however, it is often deflecting by more than .01 inches from the loads on the spindle. The spindle on the 3020 is a cast and lightly machined bearing housing press-fit into the front of a brushless motor housing. Any vibration incurred inside the motor goes right to the part. Also, the rolled sheet metal housing does not have enough metal to provide an adequate hold against the forces. This video explains how some serious design flaws in these spindles can lead to a large run-out. It also mentions that it's possible to ruin these spindles in about 4 hours with cuts that should be expected for a milling machine. There is a reason most, but not all, of the sellers market these are CNC engravers instead of mills. The Othermill has a custom machined spindle housing with a top-of-the line collet holding the bit.
The Iran Project
9 months
Silver, a later introduction, is used for artefacts like boxes, bowls, spoons, and art pieceswhile Copper which is used for handicraft products were introduced only after the Gold Control Act, which compelled the minakars to look for a material other than gold, was enforced around the world. Enamel working and decorating metals with colorful and baked coats is one of the distinguished courses of art in Isfahan. Mina, is defined as some sort of glasslike colored coat which can be stabilized by heat on different metals particularly copper. Although this course is of abundant use industrially for producing metal and hygienic dishes, it has been paid high attention by painters, goldsmiths and metal engravers since long times ago. In the world, it is categorized into three kinds as below: 1- painting enamel 2- Charkhaneh or chess like enamel 3- Cavity enamel What of more availability in Isfahan is the painting enamel of which a few have remained in the museums of Iran and abroad indicting that Iranian artists have been interested in this art and used it in their metal works since the Achaemenian and the Sassanid dynasties.
Plymouth Herald
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Plymouth Herald
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Derby Telegraph
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Derby Telegraph
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Bleacher Report
a year
Huth made it three with a towering header that recalled his winner at Tottenham earlier in the season, when he lost Demichelis at a set piece for a second time. Manchester Citys Argentinian centre-half did not cover himself in glory for any of the three goals his side conceded. City without Vincent Kompany are like Linus without his blanket. Since keeping five clean sheets in the opening five matches, they have managed just six in the subsequent 20. Pellegrini would be wise to heed the words of Jimi Hendrix: "Castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually." A 14th goal in the league, when added to his 10 assists, makes Mahrez the standalone most creative player in the division. The Premier Leagues engravers may have to wait a while longer before getting to work on the main prize, but theres nothing to stop them getting cracking on with the Footballer of the Year trophy.
Core77
a year
Hackaday
a year
Laser cutters are fantastic pieces of equipment, and thanks to open-source improvements in recent years, are getting even cheaper to make. It can be as simple as throwing a high-powered laser diode onto the head of your 3D printer! With so many home-brew designs out there, wouldn't it be nice if there was some all-encompassing open-source, laser-cutter controller software? Well, as it turns out there is, and it's called LaserWeb. What started as a simple personal project by [Peter van der Walt] has recently grown into a very formidable piece of software with over 10 contributors in just three months. It even supports four different firmwares, from grbl, to smoothieware, marlin and even lasaurgrbl! It's designed to support home-made laser cutters, diode based laser engravers, and even converted Chinese laser cutters. With built-in CAM for PolyLine DXF, and SVG, it can even create rasters from images.
Forbes
2 years
BoingBoing
2 years
They were encouraged to submit large paintings, which a team of skilled engravers could then translate to currency-compatible format. According to the aforementioned Times article, 15 to 20 engravers worked on each note, each one assigned to a particular section of the design. The resulting three artworks formed the basis for the $1, $2, and $5 silver certificates that came to be known as the 1896 Educational Series.