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Wood Thoughts #7: Who Me? You Want Me to Build What?!?

05-02-2014 03:20 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 0 comments »

Please Consider Checking Out My Website: MonkWerks.org I decided to take last week off; Holy Week was a busy one and I needed a little rest – he didn’t go to Cozumel, no really he didn’t. But I am back this week talking obliquely about a project I started in my shop. Its a little hush-hush because I am participating in a tool swap on the Woodworkingtalk.com forum, and we are not supposed to say what we are building nor for whom we are building it. If we do so, the too...

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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #5: Bet you thought I gave up on this...

01-31-2014 07:01 AM by DS | 12 comments »

I decided to widen the machine when I started planning for the y axis. I was going to have to cut down most rails anyway so I thought I’d rather have the extra capacity.Also, while I had the entire assembly tore down, I decided to add the maple panels into the frame to rigidize the entire assembly. It has really made a big difference. The y axis began with the guide bearings and some 2” angle.I threaded the ends on the 80/20 rails and secured them to the angle. The plan ...

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