Design and Technology
My Own Personal Yellow Brick Road

  I pulled this safety information from the Boxford website ( accessed on 14/01/2011): Safety equipment features Full perimeter guarding with interlocking switches on access doors arranged in the positive (safety) mode for spindle stop and feed hold. Overload cut-out on spindle drive. Positive end stops on all axes. Mandatory graphics run required for new programs before matching cycle can […]

lathe measuring

To give a contrast to the acrylic case I decided to make a support structue out of aluminium, it would keep the inner case in place and also provide strength and stability to the outer case. As I would need multiples of the same items I decided to use the CNC lathe (H+S info here) […]


Everything has been cut and and I’m ready to start construction, first step, have a practice run… All the pieces slot together so I can construct the box and check any fit issues without needing to glue anything. After extending the battery cable I realised that I have not allowed space for the on/off switch, a […]