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Rotation Tool Center Point for 5 axis machining (RTCP)


     Option RTCP ( Rotation Tool Center Point ) is applicable on machine tools equipped with head Bi-rotary printing-press or kinematics to plates. This function makes it possible to program in 5 axes while referring directly to the center of the tool instead of the centre of rotation of the axes (i.e. 1,029 more words

5 Axis Machining

Milling the Alder, fires, food and nothing left in the tank

By the end of the day….we were both exhausted.  We’d walked what felt like a half marathon and lifted more wood than I thought was possible.   151 more words


A couple of chainsaws and a lot of sawdust later

Some of you may remember that we recently cut down some trees.  Well today, we milled some of those trees, ready for a little project that I have in mind. 71 more words

Wood too short for your thickness planer?

This project brought up an interesting issue, how to run a short piece of wood through the thickness planner. The minimum length requirement of my DeWalt planner is 12 inches. 384 more words


DIY 3-axis CNC router prototype - Part 1: Introduction

As mentioned in previous posts, I have been thinking about building a CNC router, for quite a while. First of all because I would love to have a CNC router, but also because I would enjoy the build. 349 more words


Milling, Cleaning and Sealing Sandstone tiles in Penrith

Here’s an interesting job that I recently completed down in Penrith, a small market town just under three miles from the Lake District National Park. My client had a Sandstone tiled flagstone floor in her kitchen which had been continually sealed over its lifetime – but without removing the old sealer first. 44 more words

Tile Cleaning