Beyond Plywood 1

Friday, December 9, 2016 7:50 AM Comments 0

CNC & Furniture One of the great things about having a CNC machine is the ability to exploit its uses for all kinds of other projects besides just cutting up melamine and plywood. We design and build a lot of custom furniture, and it has been so fun to figure out how to use the […]

Industrial Chest of Drawers

Monday, October 10, 2016 10:15 AM Comments 0

Industrial Chest of Drawers Last summer I purchased this industrial chest of drawers at a garage sale for a sweet $20. My original intent was to put it into the backyard shop at my house, since these cabinets are great for storing a huge amount of stuff. After completing our home remodel this spring, we […]

IWF 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:10 AM Comments 0

At the risk of this entry being completely irrelevant, given the fact that five weeks have already passed since IWF ended, I wanted to collect my thoughts and recount a few highlights from this years show. This is the fifth show that I have attended, with IWF 2012 being my very first experience, and this […]

Dining Table Experiment – The Base

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:26 PM Comments 1

My Personal Dining Table A few months ago, I wrote about designing and constructing a new dining table top for our recently remodeled living/dining room. I started by building the top, since we were tired of eating on the couch, but my wife was not to impressed with the strudy, yet utilitarian, melamine boxes we […]

CNC Fails

Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:31 AM Comments 1

CNC Fails As I chronicle our journey of acquiring and implementing our CNC machine, no story would be complete without a rundown of our fails. Early on, while you are still learning the ins and outs of the machine, what it can do and what it can’t do, these failures come often and can be […]

CNC – Support Infrastructure 2

Monday, June 13, 2016 7:36 AM Comments 0

In this entry, I want to look at the final infrastructure items related to setting up our CNC machine. Most of these items were quite inexpensive compared to the punch list we looked at in the first installment, but they can have just as big of an impact on the the efficiency of your CNC […]

CNC Machine – Support Infrastructure 1

Saturday, May 21, 2016 6:54 AM Comments 2

When I placed the order for our Profit H08, I knew the machine itself was going to be the most expensive piece to the puzzle, but there were other pieces to be considered in order to make it the functional powerhouse we needed it to bE. POWER We do not have the benefit of unlimited […]

Dining Table Experiment – The Top

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:44 AM Comments 0

My Personal Dining Table Last summer we embarked on, and are still finishing up, a huge remodel of our 1,100 square foot home. The remodel ended up reconfiguring our front room, which is our entryway, living room, and dining room. As such, it was out with the old dining table and in with a new […]

Weapons Manufacturing

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:08 AM Comments 0

My wife teaches 10th grade humanities at a classical Christian school, the Ambrose School, which means their focus is on the ancient era, mostly Greece and Rome. The 10th grade has not had any regularly planned field trip as part of the curriculum, so she asked if we could plan some kind of trip out […]

Williams Testimonial

Saturday, April 9, 2016 5:19 AM Comments 0

Jared recently did a job for me which consisted of modifying and refinishing some new fireplace mantels I had purchased on line. I found J. Alexander by searching the web and hit a home run!…He gladly took on this project where others wouldn’t touch it. I couldn’t be happier with the results!…All my instructions and […]