Scissor Lift Mk 1

I wanted to buy a z-axis scissor lift for my laser cutter so that I can, well, bugger about really.  Light Objects sell them but at $195 plus taxes, plus shipping, plus all the messing about with import duties and customs I did my usual and thought “I’ll build my own!”

What we have here is Mk 1.  There are a few issues

  1. It’s made of wood
  2. I put a travelling slot along the entire length of the support.  One part of the scissor should be fixed.
  3. I made the scissor arms too wide so that as they rotate they force the support out of the base.
  4. I’ve yet to work out how to make the support bars that will go across the middle.

I have faith though


A long long time ago Ian Buckner was in the habit of making WeeMee avatars for people.  Here’s the one he made for me…


A few years later…quiet a few, and we end up at Halloween 2017.  Where I decided to be a zombie dreadlocked Bucko weemee with the wrong sort of wine in the wrong hand, and no tie.

The end of an era

What started off as this…

eventually ended up as this…

With a little help from Oli…


The initial plan was to sell it on eBay but they weren’t selling for much if at all so I decided to just take it apart and worry about what to do with it later.  Turns out it’s quite fortunate I didn’t sell it as the whole thing was rotten when I started to take it apart.  Bit of a death trap really…

Samui Culture

We went over to see the Big Bhudda today and then had lunch on Chaweng beach, picked up some bits and pieces followed by beer and a curry. Smashing day

Private pool

We checked out of noisy road dog poo beach bungalow and moved up into the hills of koh Samui. Private pool (sometimes), biggest hotel room I have *ever* stayed in and absolutely stunning views over to Ko Phangan. Bit of a trek to the shops but ho hum. Off to big bhudda and Chaweng today.