Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Episode 169 – Drum sander controller without a display

Episode 169 – Drum sander controller without a display

I’ve been using the drum sander speed controller I’ve showed you last week, for a while now. So long, that I had time to upgrade it. Now, it can even be controlled without any LCD display. Here’s the result.

if you’re interested in having more informations on the programming and the circuitry you can follow this link.

Episode 168 – An automatic feed rate controller for my drum sander

Episode 168 – An automatic feed rate controller for my drum sander

I like my drum sander, but when the motor breaker jumps because I’m feeding the wood too fast, makes me mad. So I fix this problem by making an automatic feed rate controller for it.

if you’re interested in having more informations on the programming and the circuitry you can follow this link.

Episode 166 – I’m making 5 bellows

Episode 166 – I’m making 5 bellows

At  the cottage I don’t have any bellows but I have an ugly one at home. So I’ve decided to make a new one for our wood stove at home and bring the old one at the cottage. Along the way, I ended up making 5 of them.

And this was the ideal project to use Vectric’s Aspire. It’s a CAD program for use with a CNC machine. The company gave me a free trial. If you want more information about Aspire go to the Vectric website.