Thursday, March 31, 2011


I have developed VoxelCut a bit more, so I can test my machining toolpath.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

3D milling

I am using HeeksCNC to calculate toolpath for milling a fin for a robot submarine.
My first tests are in wood, using a 6mm slot drill and a 6mm ball-nosed tool.

I need to use a bigger piece of wood and machine a flat face and some dowel holes for turning the part over and locating it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dad's Machine

Dad has fallen over and cracked a rib or two, so I am working his machine to get his work done for him.

It is a Bridgeport Series I with a Heeksatrol control. ( Heeksatrol is a PC with some software I wrote in 2001, inputting and outputting via the parallel port ).