Put down the angle grinder and learn how to machine parts at home | Coming Soon

Colin
By Colin Wood
Dec 1, 2021 | DIY, Shop Work, Machining, Coming Soon

Sure, those handmade brackets work just fine and may also give you a sense of pride in your craftsmanship, but all those right angles and grinder marks reveal something else: your fabricating limitations.

What’s the next step then? Machining your parts at home–and don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as you might think.

In the upcoming February 2022 issue of Grassroots Motorsports, we dive into a new series on how to machine precision parts at home. It'll open up a whole new world of making stuff for your ride.

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bgkast
bgkast GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/1/21 11:38 a.m.

Watching with interest! My grinder will thank you!

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
12/1/21 12:04 p.m.

I better get  the control box figured out for my desktop CNC , it been sitting 2 years !

anyone use an Arduino board   for control  box ?

TXRX7
TXRX7
12/1/21 12:57 p.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

You can do it with an Arduino, but there are dedicated CNC boards for cheap all over the place.  A breakoutboard is like $10

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
12/1/21 1:36 p.m.
californiamilleghia said:

I better get  the control box figured out for my desktop CNC , it been sitting 2 years !

anyone use an Arduino board   for control  box ?

It sounds like you may need a Smoothieboard. They're kind of the CNC equivalent of an Arduino.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
12/2/21 9:14 p.m.

I really do not have a lot of use for one of these, but feel that I must get one just because. The fact that it does not require a drawing for the part is the real draw.

 

 

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
12/2/21 9:33 p.m.

Are you milling steel at home, or were you angle grinding aluminum?

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