Master Mite Heat Gun Repair

This week I take a few moments to repair my old heat shrink gun. I’ve had this gun forever and it recently broke. I was going to replace it but then discovered that the manufacturer, Master Appliance in Racine Wisconsin, still offers repair parts. They’ve been making heat guns since 1958.

Wiring Woes…

The CNC milling machine retrofit marches on with more wiring. I designed the last iteration of the servo motor adapter plate (hopefully). The I 3-D printed the plate with ABS filament and mounted it to the machine. It’s quite possible that the 3-D printed motor adapter is strong enough to machine its own aluminum replacement!… Continue reading Wiring Woes…

DynaMyte Mill Centroid Acorn Retrofit: more progress

Going down through the punch-list of odds and ends that need to happen to finish this Centroid Acorn mill retrofit on the DynaMyte CNC bed mill. Designed a replacement for the missing Z axis counterweight cover and had a local fab shop make it for me, created new wiring harnesses for all the stepper motors,… Continue reading DynaMyte Mill Centroid Acorn Retrofit: more progress

Spindle Motor Adapter for CNC Mill Retrofit

This week I continue tinkering on our Centroid Acorn CNC mill retrofit by mounting the DMM 750 watt AC servo motor. This part of the project required modifying the existing step pulley bushing to fit the 86M-DHT 0.75kW AC Servo Motor 14mm shaft. A temporary adapter plate was also designed and 3D printed to enable… Continue reading Spindle Motor Adapter for CNC Mill Retrofit

Workshop Hardware Storage Tips: Consolidate to Organize

Doing a bit of spring cleaning, I revisit my workshop parts and hardware storage solution and share a few tips I’ve come up with. Many shop supplies come in their own cases, and while these are nice, their inconsistent sizes don’t stack or store well with parts storage cases from other manufacturers. I use 3D… Continue reading Workshop Hardware Storage Tips: Consolidate to Organize