Halloween Napkin Holders

This is a set of napkin holders I designed for Halloween. These were inspired by this pin on Pinterest, but designed and cut by me on my Ox CNC. ...

TinyG to the rescue

After a whole lot of messing around with my Smoothieboard controller, I decided to give up on it. I had flashed the firmware, tried everything I could find to get it properly configured, and it just kept losing steps in the X and Y directions. I had done a bunch of troubleshooting and determined that when moving in a single axis, it was fine. However, whenever it tried to run the X- and Y-axis at the same time, it would lose steps in both directions. My internet research leads me to believe that my 2.0A stepper motors (single motor on X and dual motors on Y) are just too much for the board without external controllers. This is frustrating, because I know other people have working OX CNC machines with nearly identical specifications. But onward and upward. So, I purchased a TinyG controller board. The configuration is a LOT more friendly and straightforward than the Smoothie configuration, and I had it up and running successfully after a couple of hours of rewiring and configuration. I am happy to report that my CNC machine no longer loses steps (yay!) and I was able to run a few jobs in foam with no problem! My kids were interested in seeing if the machine would work, so I cut out something fun for my first trial run – Minions!! ...

Body Fitting

Today was spend doing some more clearancing for the rear section of the car, followed by a bit more dry-fitting of the body panels. This is giving me a better idea of what still needs to be clearanced. Next, I will be hard-mounting the doors to begin aligning the panels. ...

Crossmember Braces

The 30yr old crossmember-to-radiator braces had seen better days. A quick order from RodneyDickman, some penetrating oil, and a black top-coat had these sorted out. ...