Ready to shoot with my iPhone

Now that I almost finished my last Arduino project, the smart finger jointer, it’s time for me to show you with a short video, that my machine really works. Unfortunately I don’t have an iPhone stand but some time ago a started designing and making a stand for my iPad. Since the quality of the…

Finger Jointer: I finally did it!

Yes, guys I finally did it. It works!!! But let’s go through the last adjustment I did to make it work. First I had to reset the correction factor of the displacements. In order to have consistent displacements I set up a simple gauge in order to measure the displacement resulting of a given set…

Arduino Smart Finger Jointer

Today is a bug hunting day. First of all I realized that for some reason the displacement wasn’t right: for a given 5 millimeters displacement from the code I had 3.8 mills on the gantry. I am not sure of the reason but I believe it could be related to the pitch of the threaded…

Smart Finger Joint

Some time ago I would have said to be lucky to have time to spend in my garage. Sadly this is not the case as this corona virus has locked down us all and caused a lot of deaths already. Many people will loose their jobs, but hopefully everything will be fixed some day. My…

DIY cabinet with drawer and doors #1

Yet another project with MDF.. I know, I know, this is not woodworking: but what sould I do? I do not own a jointer and a thickness planer. Moreover I don’t have enough time to prepare the wood like that and plywood is expensive . Therefore I need to work with sheet material that is…

DIY Cyclonic Dust Collector

Woodworking especially if you are a DIYer is all about patience. You’ll need time to learn everything even if at the beginning you strongly believe that working with wood is simple and easy. Well it is not. As soon as you’ll start thinking of making your first simple object, for example a small box, you’ll…

TACKLIFE PRS01A Random Orbit Sander

After a long time, here I am again. I had a lot of stuff to do at home because I am reorganising my apartment for the birth of my first child: first I painted the walls of his room which was before actually my studio and then tried to put all of my stuff in…

Adobe InDesign automation with VBA

After months of research and experiments I finally find out how to do it, it is simply awesome and I am so proud of it. The problem I wanted to solve was this: how to automate the pagination of a big catalog without spending any effort by hitting recursively CTRL+C and then CTRL-V and being…

DIY Security System welding

After having some coding I finally came out with a good result even if not totally completed as the gsm module is still not connected and for the time being I think I will leave it as is and try it like that in order to see if there are some kind of hidden bugs…

AIR COMPRESSOR HOSE HANGER

I hate when my tools doesn’t have their own place in my workshop. I had this air gun and air compressor hose always in the wrong place. Then I realized that I have a 3D printer: in 5 min I designed it and 30 mins it was printed out and even thought it is not…

DIY home security control box

Hey there.. I am so happy for how it turned out!!!!! First of, if you want to use my models here is the link on Thingiverse. It’s been a tough printout! 14 hours for the top and almost 20 for the bottom but it is simply amazing. It is designed to hold the following components:…

PIR sensor adjustable wall bracket

Today I started my Arduino DIY Security System for my workshop and made the 3dprinted enclosure for the PIR sensor (I bought 3 sensors for 7.99 € on Amazon, you can find the link here). It consist in four 3D printed parts: two of them are the PIR sensor enclosure itself and the other two…

ZERO PLAY GUIDE ASSEMBLY TUTORIAL

Hi guys after several sad days I am finally back with the tutorial for the assembly of my 3d printed zero play guides for the BOSCH PTS10. Hope you’ll enjoy it. You can download the 3D files on my Thingiverse here. If you’re not able to print it yourself I just put it in my…

Arduino Box Jointer: one step forward

Today is the day of improvements. I finally had the chance to merge two different programs I’ve made for the LCD and stepper motor with my Arduino. Have a look at the video and if you want there’s the link to my GitHub page where you can find the Arduino code. Otherwise you can have…

DIY pallet and concrete countertop cabinet

Today is Saturday and I finally got some spare time to finish this simple project. I had a lot of wood pallet laying around my garage and instead of throwing it away I decided that it could be useful to build a custom sized cabinet for my balcony in order to store some stuff out…

FEATHERBOARD for BOSCH PTS10 table saw

3D printing is really awesome! With probably 1 euro of filament I just printed out a featherboard customized for my BOSCH PTS10 table saw. The set of print files (that by the way you can find on my Thingiverse page) includes the featherboard itself and the locking guide for the PTS10. Here is the link:…

Arduino Smart Finger Joint Jig

Today I started thinking and designing a simple program for Arduino to control a step motor in order to make an automatic controlled Finger Joint Jig for my table saw. So far I own a BOSCH PTS10 table saw and I am building quite often any kind of jig: this will be the next one….

DIY Picture Frame Clamps

This is a very simple project that anyone can do. I used some 15 mm scrap plywood I had laying around in my garageg, then cut it into 40 mm slices. You will need to make the end joints using the same 40 mm pieces cut at 70 mm. Then you can get bored by…

The Smart Finger-Box Joint Jig

As promised in this post I will explain what I used to make my own automatic Finger-Box Joint for my BOSCH PTS 10 table saw but it can be also used on all other table saws with the due modifications. Please note that this page is still under construction as I will update this article…

Bosch Gas 20 L SFC

Together with my new Makita Track Saw I decided it was time to get some upgrades in my workshop and one of the most urgent things to add was an efficient, silent, powerfull, health friendly dust collector. After some research I decided to go with this small professional vacuum cleaner made by BOSCH: the GAS20L…

Shop Dust Collection System

I finally had some time to do this simple project: a dust collection line with two blast gates in order to connect my shopvac to all the machines I’ve got. This is how it works: The shop vac connects to the first blast gate into the orange connector Then you can decide to either use…

Automatic Finger Jointer Debug

Today I had again to go through code bugs: Sometimes the motor screams without moving; For some long displacement I don’t get the displacement set; Let’s see how I found the errors. Sometimes the motor screams but doesn’t move and I found out after several checks that this was due to its stalling because I…