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CNCs in woodworking #3: One for SPalm

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Hey Steve, this post is in response to your comment on my last post in this series…
Even though the new CNC router is not yet installed in my workshop, I managed to take my first foray into the dark side…

I spent the day at the factory where my CNC is being built… it is all up and running… just a few minor adjustments…

Justin will deliver on Wednesday and spend the day making sure I am happy with the machine.

So .. with a little piece of Huon Pine clamped onto the bed…

Imported the G-code into Mach3 software… the toolpath is generated in Aspire.

While it all looks complicated, once you understand the concept it is actually quite OK.

Cutting 2 pockets and then cutting the profile…

This will be the 2-part business card holder…weights will be inserted in the oval pocket and then both parts glued together… NB the weights will give the holder heft…and make it stable.

Very cool project… will be a few of these made… A great use of small pieces of timber that would otherwise make it into the offcut bin….
And not a sign in sight…YET

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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SPalm

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#1 posted 322 days ago

Me and my mouth.

Looks fun Larry. What a handsome and clean machine. A real spindle too – nice.
And running Aspire – sweet.

I tip one in your direction, my friend.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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amagineer

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#2 posted 322 days ago

It doesn’t matter how old we get, a new toy is so much fun. You now have a new path to explore. I envy you my friend. Look forward to seeing the new projects you design.
-don

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

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stefang

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#3 posted 322 days ago

Great looking machine Larry. Should be fun to see what you make with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 322 days ago

Welcome to the club Larry!

You will now find all kinds of problems that are begging for CNC solutions! Just don’t forget how to use those other tools in your shop! ;-)

Cheers

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 322 days ago

I will envision you in a white laboratory coat from now on my friend.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 322 days ago

Great machine. Larry. Your horizon has just expanded beyond sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That puppy sure cuts clean too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Box

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#7 posted 322 days ago

Look out Larry The Cable Guy…here comes Larry The CNC Guy…

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 322 days ago

For those purists that don’t believe in CNC machines, they are lying. Virtually all of us would to have one. Love your shop. I look forward to your projects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 322 days ago

Thanks Larry, you just gave me an idea to try on my Carvewright – it should work fine for making that card holder.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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lew

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#10 posted 322 days ago

I see no end to the possibilities!

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

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#11 posted 322 days ago

Hey Larry, looks awesome. Enjoy your new toy.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#12 posted 322 days ago

sweet!!!

enjoy your new machine and keep us posted when it gets delivered….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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wiser1934

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#13 posted 321 days ago

DROOL,drool,drool lol. have fun with your new toy

-- wiser1934, new york

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#14 posted 321 days ago

You are making me envious Lazza

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

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scoops

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#15 posted 321 days ago

Hey Larry! Does this mean there won’t be any more offcuts in the bin for me???? LOL

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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