Wish I had this before I sold my inlay flooring business. HANDIBOT
Using the new CNC to dish out some walnut… The above pic shows the roughing out stage..[using a 6 mm end mill 3 flute spiral bit – solid carbide]... the technique is called rastering… moving the bit back and forwards… A little closer… Roughing out finished, starting the final finishing path…[using a 3 mm ball nose bit] Further along with the finishing pathway…in this case the machine is running in offset mode… moving around the s...
This ‘thing’ about getting really good light near and around the spindle on my CNC table has been a real PITA for me. I have tried various ideas from the web, and other places. Many worked reasonably well, but each had factors, shadows, etc., that I did not like. I think finally I have arrived at a very good solution that works like a champ, is easy to install, and the price is right! I have a “Kent’s” dust shoe on the base of the router (love that shoe!) but ...
In response to Dr. Savage’s posting on my “Calla Lily”, I replied:You’re so right, Doc. With CNC machines getting so popular these days, we are seeing more and more woodwork done on the CNC that are far from hand-made. I think that is dishonest. What should be considered CNC or machine made? IMHO, anything that can be made by just turning on a piece of equipment (and I understand that it takes certain skill/knowledge to program a CNC machine), walk away and let the...
Did I mention that I’m not really a woodworker yet? That this project is my first besides a small tool tray, a mallet, a sanding block and a push stick? So it’s been a challenge and, needless to say, this one is quickly becoming a prototype, but I’m so hoping it will be functional! I’m learning so much about what to do next time, (like proper joinery instead of glue and screws) but I am really getting anxious to cut into some veneer packets. I realized that the s...
Just won these on eBay! I’ll bet most of you gave up on this build!This will be for the main x-axis which will carry the gantry. There’s enough resources (read money) left to buy the A xis motor, gear head, chuck and tailstock.After that it’s back to the waiting-for-money game. :-( If only the clerk at the 7-eleven would stop selling me the LOSING lottery tickets this would go faster. Expected delivery March 27th(I feel like a proud Papa) ——...
I saw AppJourneyman making very impressive inlay banding. I thought I would give it a try on my CNC Router. I had some scrap laying around and thought I would give it a try. It came out very good. Go over to 21st Century Woodworking for project cut files and details.
About a year ago I started looking into buying a table saw and decided to get a 3hp sawstop. After looking around I saw I could build a CNC machine for around the same money. I decided to go with the cnc machine to join my computer and building things hobbies. Here is the CNC router table that I built. It has a 48×48 inch cutting area with a 3hp (2.2kw) spindle.It is built from parts from cncrouterparts and 8020 extruded aluminum. It ran me around $3500 to get running. Parts Li...
This is a follow up to yesterday’s blog (though I actually did the whole thing yesterday… don’t worry, I’m not working on Christmas morning.. :) ) The final product was posted to the projects – here!
Okay, so I finally had to spend some money on this project… I knew I needed a good foundation on this beast of a machine I am going to build, so I went about looking for a suitable set of leveler feet for it.What I decided on turned out to be fairly cost effective and appropriately substantial to handle the anticipated load I’m going to put on this thing. For $26.99 I found a set of four Billiard table legs on Amazon which looked like they would mount up perfectly to my mach...
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