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Blog entry by Darrell Peart posted 191 days ago 1408 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just recently I got a most of the bugs worked out on my new CNC machine. I am rather confident now that when I hit the “go” bottom – it’s going to do what I want. Its been a long haul to get this machine up and running – along with my confidence rising – so is my excitement. But I have other things that must be done and can’t just stop and play with it.
Yesterday I spent the day making a new bathroom vanity (part of a total re-do of our main bathroom). I do not like making boxes (cabinets). So in order to make it through the day, I put a carrot out there -I told myself – “as soon as I get the vanity built I can play with my CNC machine”.
With everything done except the toe-kick – I decided to get that last bit done with the help of my CNC.

my preview shows the toe-kick image upside down. I have no idea how to make it go upright. I tired turning the image upside then uploading it – same thing.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop



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HerbC

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#1 posted 191 days ago

Darrell,

No wonder you’ve had problems. The CNC machine must be installed upside down!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Karson

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#2 posted 191 days ago

Try holding your camera upside down.

Beautifyl toe kick.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 191 days ago

pretty fancy toe kick Darrell

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NormG

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#4 posted 191 days ago

Looks wonderful

-- Norman

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oluf

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#5 posted 191 days ago

That is a lovely cabinet base. I hope you wire it with fading color LED lights for bathroom mood.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 191 days ago

Maybe you can let us know the ways and whys of a CNC machine as you make your learning journey?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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grizzman

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#7 posted 191 days ago

im with jim, pretty fancy toe kick, im also impressed that jim got it right side up…gee…i wonder if i can ….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#8 posted 191 days ago

well i do have skills…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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rustynails

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#9 posted 191 days ago

I thought it was a new box for a Greene and Greene light ceiling fixture. Either way it looks good.

Richard

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 191 days ago

Looks good! You can call yours the GNG machine since that is what you will be making;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Darrell Peart

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#11 posted 191 days ago

Maybe you can let us know the ways and whys of a CNC machine as you make your learning journey?

I will try to post stuff as I go alonh

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Darrell Peart

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#12 posted 191 days ago

You can call yours the GNG machine since

That’s good – I like that!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 190 days ago

Good looking toe-kick! Am curious what you create with your CNC machine, so please keep us posted.

-- Dean

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