Thanks for visiting my workshop!


Over time, I intend to write a series of articles on what I'm up to in my shop.  They may just be ramblings about my frustrations, to which some of you might relate, or I might be trying to pretend I actually know something that could be helpful to you.  Either way, I hope most of it, at least, will be enjoyable "library" reading.


Let the insanity begin!


-John



New Air Assist Nozzle, DIY or 3D Print

Air Assist is critical for efficient laser through-cutting, but the source of the air (compressor, aquarium pump, lungs) is only half the battle.  What will you put at the laser end of the hose?  There are many good choices available, and room for many more.

Here, I discuss my uneven through-cutting problem and the solution I crafted with materials on hand which eventually became the prototype for a 3D printed version as well.  I've included explanations with loads of pictures and instructions to help you to make or print your own!

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Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019

Air Assist Nozzle Modified for Shielding!

I added a flange to my Air Assist nozzle so we can attach some laser shielding to it.  I added some pictures and notes to the bottom of the original article.  Protect your vision!

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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2019
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