LongMill beta testing progress

It’s been just about two months since we released the first LongMill beta machine out into the wild. We’ve gone through many changes, iterations, and struggles to improve the machine. Thank you to all ten of our testers for bearing with all the hurdles. One of the testers provided us with feedback that made me pretty […]

Canada Post strikes

We’ve had a couple of concerned customers about the state of Canada Post shipments, especially since the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has been on a rotating strike since Oct 22. This means that Canada Post has been experiencing a backlog of shipments all across Canada, causing delays and other issues for Canada Post […]

Making a plywood shoe rack on the LongMill

One material that I really enjoy milling on the CNC machine, either the Mill One or the LongMill, is plywood. It’s a strong, forgiving material that’s fairly inexpensive, with a decent sheet of  4′ x 8′ sanded 1/2″ plywood costing around $35 to $40 at Home Depot. The LongMill is designed to handle 2′ x […]

LongMill updates: larger motors and more power!

I’ve been working with some of our first batch of beta testers who have reported issues with reliability, especially on the Y axis. If you missed that, you can read more about it here: https://sienci.com/2018/10/04/longmill-beta-y-axis-drifting/ There has been a couple of changes made to combat that. First was with adding a second power supply and an […]