My trusty homebuilt CNC has been great and still works very well, but there were limitations. I had thought of building a new one, but the parts alone would cost a couple thousand. I had been looking around for a long time for a used one, but choices were very limited and or far away. I found this Chinese made CNC which is one of the Ebay CNC’s that you can get from China. Very heavy and quite well built. Doesn’t appear to have been to much. Had to do some work on it. It used the same software Mach 3 which i was familiar with, and the components are all available right on Ebay. it is 4 times larger than the one i built. it is capable of cutting a 4′ x 8′ sheet rather than the 24″ x 43″ of my home built. I am very pleased with it and got it for an okay price. All of my parts should be a little cleaner edges and cuts. I will post more on the DIY CNC page.
Recently built this 96″ Canoe Chandelier for a Dave Eaton in Eagle River, Alaska. He wanted the option of lots of light but loved the ability to dim the lights to soft glow. So I made one with the larger 7″ diameter or square lights and put 5 of them in place instead of the usual 4. Very pleased with this light. Went UPS Ground in the plywood box and made it to the town north of Anchorage in about 5 days in one piece!
I redesigned the forms for 96″ canoes making it even easier to lay the strips down with less twisting. Here is the first one as a chandelier, going to Omaha NE.!
The book so many people have been asking for. Complete plans with full size form cut outs for 3 canoe models, 42 kayak & chandeliers.
A 72″ chandelier made with all Red Cedar strips, mahogany finish parts and wide mahogany ribbing. a real beauty. it is going to have hanging black cord lights with lots of rope around it.
The new “How to build the strip canoe model” DVD that will come with some of the kits. The DVD has 3 other how to videos included .