Jul 14 2016

DIY – Discovering a new hobby

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Sometimes it feels like our childhood ended quite soon. We were burdened with education and sent to college. After that, all we could think of was getting a job and being financially stable. Well, now you have achieved that, you have got the time to discover some new hobbies. The best option you have id ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) projects. Let’s know more about it.

DO it yourself (DIY)

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Benefits of DIY as a hobby
We should start with knowing why it is the best option. DIY has numerous benefits. Some of them are enlisted below.
1. While working on a DIY project, you are the boss. You can implement your ideas and your methods freely. This is a great privilege for those who are working at a place where they have to do exactly as told. By working on something of your own, you will be able to feel the liberty.
2. The projects will actually serve some purpose. While most of the hobbies, like movies or sports, are only for passing the free time, DIY will get some work done. Suppose you need some piece of furniture for your living room, rather than hiring someone to build it, you can do it yourself.
3. There have been a few cases where people have created something innovated through a DIY project and have made some money by selling it in the market. If you are able to create something new or modify an old thing to serve a better purpose, you might be able get some profit out of it.
4. It is a great way to bond with your loved ones. If you are able to get your kids or friends involved in your project, you will get to spend some quality time with them. And creating something new together always strengthens the bond between two people.
5. You can fulfill many childhood dreams by taking up DIY as a hobby. For instance, there are many people who have always wanted a video game cabinet. Not everybody can afford a new one. But the DIY kits for these machines are quite cheaper. If you build it yourself, it will not just be cheaper but also a lot more satisfactory.

Finding the right DIY project
There are numerous websites that sell these projects. You can browse through them and take a look at all the options. You can even talk to your friends. You might find someone who has been doing this for a while. They will be able to recommend some projects to you. Also, you can join forums or blogs that focus only on DIY. You will learn about some popular projects. You can even use a search engine to find out about the most popular projects. Once you have found a few good options, you will need to select one from them. To take this decision, you can take the following things into account. It will help you take the right decision.

1. Required skills: Every project requires different skills. The basic ones need you to be comfortable with screwdrivers and drilling machines while you need to have good knowledge of computers and electronics for the advanced projects. So, you should select the project, according to your skill set. Otherwise, you will be stuck in between without any clue about what to do next. It is better to start something you can complete.

2. Affordability: There will be a bunch of different things that you will have to buy to start a project. The most important things are the tools and the material. Once you get these things, you can start. But there are several other things that you will need along the way. You should plan according to that. Suppose you have 100 bucks, start the project that takes 75 bucks according to your initial estimates.

3. Time needed: If you start counting all the things that you started with great enthusiasm but soon left it due to a busy schedule, the list might get quite long. So, select a project that is not too long. Otherwise, you will soon get bored and leave it. At least the initial projects should be short. Once you have gained complete interest in DIY, you can take on bigger projects too.


Jun 20 2015

Hobby CNC projects Barbie doll shelf

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Hobby CNC projects Barbie doll shelf

okay so I am not really into playing with dolls or Barbie dolls (Hobby CNC projects) but I had an idea for a friend of mine who just had a daughter who absolutely loves these things. I’ve always saved money with my CNC machine making Christmas gifts, birthday gets, graduation gets and anything that can make myself. soap along these lines I decided to make my friend’s daughter a little shelf that she can add to a collection of Barbie dolls completely made from CNC machine and of course my ultimate plan is to share on my web site and hope you enjoy it too. but before I begin let me tell you it’s not easy to find plans for Barbie doll shelves on the Internet for free. I did find quite a bit of information on where to buy them how to import them and how they were made originally. this information didn’t help much because a woman to make it from scratch on my badog cnc machine in my spare time. Continue reading


Jun 15 2015

cnc Plans and free dxf of my front end loader jigsaw puzzle

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cnc Plans and free dxf of my front end loader jigsaw puzzle

cnc Plans free dxf loader jigsaw puzzle plans

cnc Plans free dxf loader jigsaw puzzle plans

While its Thursday again in time for another huge undertaking for the weekend you can see the finished product here above but believe me when I started it was nothing more than an idea.  I search to the Internet for small file and I found somebody selling this model above on eBay and I also tracked down on Aliexpress. but instead of buying the model I had used pictures from the Internet and built the model from scratch in the bundled software that came with my CNC machine. the most important thing when you’re thinking of making one of these files is that every piece must fit together perfectly.  All corners must be square so that the 2d model can be easily assembled without too much filing or corrections.  This is where the CNC machine comes into play.

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May 7 2015

dxf file plans (Bobcat) for cnc machine or jigsaw puzzle

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Free Bobcat dxf file plans for
a cnc machine or jigsaw puzzle

Welcome to another week of jigsaw wood 3d puzzle making digest(dxf file plans). Today I’m going to share quite an interesting model with you that I build in one day by using my Badog software to trace a picture I found on the internet and then convert it, piece by piece into a puzzle that I could cut with my hobby router that I have in my shop. You can use the DXF files below and then use your home hobby machine or even, if you like, use the old method of printing on a blueprint then cutting the whole project with a scroll saw. I don’t recommend this as the blade must be removed then passed through a hundred times in just the cage sides of the Bobcat model! Anyway here is the finished product:

Finished bobcat from the free bobcat 3d dxf file for jigsaw or cnc machine (dxf file plans)

Finished bobcat from the free bobcat 3d dxf file for jigsaw or cnc machine(dxf file plans)

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