Linear motion

I love how smooth the movement is with the v-groove bearings and v-rails. It is really a beautiful thing. So beautiful in fact that I had to take a video of it. There is (almost) zero (happy?) slack on the movement, the sound you may hear when I switch directions is the mirror/lens assembly moving [...]

So much hardware…

So I’ve been slowly collecting hardware for the laser cutter and I think I’m just about done. I currently have a huge pile of little bags of various fasteners on my workbench. Nuts, bolts, washers, lock washers, cut washers, t-nuts, bearings, rails, threaded rods, etc. I have a few more bits and pieces coming over [...]