Is it work or play?

Take a look at this compilation of clips at the shop. We get to play with all kinds of toys, I mean tools and equipment. Everything from cameras and scanning equipment to CNC routers and lasers. With the type of equipment in the shop, we can pivot our product type at any given moment. There have been times when a product was born into my brain, and within 1 day, a prototype was done, it was up on the website and ready for production and online sales. All within less than 24 hours!

Check out this miter saw mobile bench made for the Milwaukee PackOut System!

Mobile work stations were the backbone of my business when I owned a millwork installation company. The Milwaukee Packout did not exist at that time, so most of our setups were custom, and towards the end we used primarily DeWalt Tstak Systems. There is always a project going on around the shop, so we figured it would be a great time to build a new mobile setup, utilizing many of our product lines!

I would like to thank Milwaukee tools and Acme Tools for supplying the cordless saw for this project. Here is the link to the Miter Saw at Acme Tools:

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Be sure to leave a comment about what you would like to see available, and any ideas you might have for this custom lineup of mobile bench gear!

Video by Bryce Way

Building a vacuum hold down table for my Avid CNC machine

In this video I quickly talk about the steps taken to build a vacuum hold down table for my Avid CNC Router Parts table.

Table Layers: 1” HDF glued and screwed to the 80/20 frame 3/4” MDF used for the milled plenum layer 3/4” ultralight used for the “sacrificial layer” Manifold and piping: The manifold was made using 3” PVC All other pipe and fittings is made with 2” PVC Black Box Hurricane Vac System & blast gates

Black Box Hurricane Vacuum System

2P-10 adhesive:

Amana CNC router bits:

How we vectorize objects

This process has always been time consuming to perfect. We have always used photos to generate vectors. However, the method of tracing the object has varied. This method of using reference points allows the vector to import into the software at the actual size. This is a huge time saver over the previous methods. Check out the video for a basic overview of the process!

If you can’t find what you like, just make it!

Sometimes it’s the simple things that are difficult, I have been looking for picture frames for my office for a while. Not just for any picture, but something that can showcase the photos that my son has taken. Since we cut acrylics regularly, I decided to make a sandwich picture frame, black acrylic on the back and obviously clear on the front. They are held together with standoff brackets.

The black mat is created by the oversize piece of acrylic the photo is sitting – each piece of acrylic is 1/8” thick

I can use different acrylic colors to create different mats to Highlight the photo in the frame. After being in this location for quite some time I look forward to putting up photos and artwork by