CNCs in woodworking #2: My new CNC router...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-04-2013 08:30 PM 3420 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Never thought I would actually get one… but I have put the deposit down on a small CNC router… built in Redcliffe, Queensland.. about 30 minutes drive from my workshop…
Made by Vermec.
Work surface is 1000mm by 800mm and runs a 3HP spindle…
All components are either Australian or American made… with many of the parts machined in their own workshop.

This is not my machine but I did get to play with it during testing prior to it being shipped north to a secondary school.
Mine is in the process of being build…

Here is one prepared earlier…LOL

There will be more to follow in this series… thanks for looking…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 08:46 PM

When I was a young mechanical engineer we would have to develop the drawings for the CNC engineer to make a tape to control the old CNC machines. Now this machine is hooked up to a computer with software and away you go. How is the learning curve for the software? I am so envious.


-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 08:54 PM

Your equipment in your shop would make anyone envious. Would love to come see it. Good job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 10:37 PM

wow larry, what happened to the chisel’s and table saw’s , lol this sure does open the doors to other types of work and even the chance for larger orders, is there a certain plan for this.. grizz

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

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 10:45 PM

Neat manchine, Larry!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 10:56 PM

very cool,congrats on the new long before they deliver?

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 11:37 PM

Enjoy mate. Wish I had the room for one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 12:24 AM

A nifty lookin piece o equipment

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 12:27 AM

Welcome to the Dark Side Larry.

Lets see you cut something other than signs :)


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 12:32 AM

Welcome to club Larry!

I am now saving all my profits from woodworking to buy a laser engraver.

I am blaming you.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#10 posted 08-05-2013 02:01 AM

DROOLING!!!! good luck with it

-- wiser1934, new york

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#11 posted 08-05-2013 02:59 AM

Hello Larry
I just had a look a look at their website and associated videos,... looks like some even more impressive works coming up!!

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 08-05-2013 08:25 AM

Another addition to what appears to be a very well equipped shop Larry. It will be interesting to see what you turn out on the CNC machine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger Gaborski

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#13 posted 08-05-2013 12:32 PM

Very nice looking machine – and made locally, too.
How did you decide on this particular machine? Any specific features you liked not available on other machines? What should I look for if I decided to make such a purchase?

-- Roger Gaborski,

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 08-05-2013 09:00 PM

OOOOoooo… AHHHHHhhhhhhh…..

You have done it! ... Finally!

Not a bit surprised…

Enjoy it and may it help with your Wood Magic!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 08-06-2013 10:15 PM

OMG Larry. congratulations

Great piece. nice to have one doing the job and not getting paid :)

Enjoy your cold one meanwhile.

-- Back home. Fernando

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