Far out brusselsprout!

Welcome to my embryonic attempts at documenting some of the various projects and ideas I have dabbled in over the years. Time is short and dabbling is long, so please bear with me while I try to bring these pages on-line.   10Bulls

Improvements to CNC MkI machine [July 2007].

CNC self improvement is definetly in full swing.  Slow and puny M8 leadscrews, ever increasing backlash and geared down belt drive have now been resolved with some CNC crafted M12 leadscrews and AB nuts.

CNC Novice's Adventures in Cutting Steel [May 2007].

Despite making a large dent in my tooling collection, I have made some hard won progress in my further attempts to work with steel plate on my homemade CNC machine.

Eureka! The "One Penny" Touch Probe [Dec 2006]

After being both inspired and frustrated with a home made Renishaw type touch probe I came up with a simpler alternative. One that could be made with minimal tools, be more reliable, adjustable and above all, (eventually) look sweet!.

New! 10Bull's blog pages

Well, it's more like a semi-periodic log or "SPLOG!" as I like to call it.

Homemade CNC router / mill

Cobbled together with various scrap. Here is my very first CNC router.

PCB Isolation Routing

Having got my home made CNC up and running I was keen to try making PCBs using isolation routing. Here is a write up of my initial experiences of the topic, covering converting eagle schematics and gerber files to g-code as well as the milling process.


CamBam is a free, experimental, CAD/CAM helper program I have developed.  It can generate g-code from DXF drawings and text engraving code from True Type Fonts (TTF).  It is fully scriptable using Visual Basic or Javascript and can also be used to preview g-code files.  Please feel free to try it out and let me know what you think.

10bulls' Christmas Tail

10bulls decides to invent to world's greatest battery powered, stepper motor driven, PIC controlled, CNC built mouse trap to rid himself of a pesky rodent.