Replicate a handmade cutting board — By hand! (Pt. 1)

I recently got a “job” from a “customer” to replicate¬†a ¬†simple cutting board. The original has lasted about 30+ years, so let’s build something to last another 30.

This post will not teach you anything, and serves only as a build log. Bandsaw and planer courtesy Techshop. I was pleased to see the planer was in acceptable condition. The scroll saw, however, was missing its plastic lockout key.

After the design was rough cut on the bandsaw, sanding took it to the line. Check below for process pictures. Next time, I will finish the board. We’ll see…

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Replicate a handmade cutting board — By hand! (Pt. 1)

Insulting of the user, or; you are the dumb one.

Browsing the steam store, I noticed they sold software as well.

I wasn’t necessarily looking for something to pirate, just what people are spending their money on. I came across a neat program called Black Ink. Black Ink can be used to draw for me because my talents are so poor.

They wanted $45 which I found to be unreasonable. Here’s how to get the software for free…

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Machining adventures, or: the gas diffusor

Sometimes you get a bit bloated. Sometimes you need to let off some steam. Whatever the cause, you want to plan for laminar flow because that is what gods are made of…

zx7r 156

See how the stainless steel (304) just glistens in the sun? Do you like it more or less than the aluminum that is about to be attached to it?

zx7r 155

Tools of the trade, courtesy TechShop.

Isn’t it easy when you don’t have to do any turning? Just drilling and counterboring in this post… The vacuum chamber will be described in detail in future posts…

Machining adventures, or: the gas diffusor

Lucky guesses can pay off sometimes (GWizard)

Have you ever used a SWF decompiler? Remember when Newgrounds was a thing?

Either way for whatever reason, a popular program “GWizard” is built on the Adobe AIR platform, whatever that is.

The program acts as a machinists’ calculator. It can calculate feeds and speeds for many MANY materials, cutter geometries, machine setups, and machining operations. It has a good reference drill chart, fastener dimensions, G-codes and more.

What it doesn’t do very well is licensing. Just use bob’s e-mail bob@cnccookbook.com and you’re set until 2050.

See below for TCP streams. Can you block this program with windows firewall? Sure. Can you redirect api.cnccookbook.com to a server you control? Sure. GWizardE is a different story, but that is another post for another time. Continue reading “Lucky guesses can pay off sometimes (GWizard)”

Lucky guesses can pay off sometimes (GWizard)