CNCs in woodworking #4: Dishing...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 09-15-2013 10:42 PM 2391 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 shape from the inside to the outside… step over is 0.3 mm each pass…

Just about finished… took about 30 minutes.

Rather smooth… and not too much sawdust.

Just a different angle of the finished job… a light sand and some oil… all finished…

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 10:54 PM

I can see this as being my next tool
I’m sure there is a learning curve to using this
Can’t wait to see what you make in a few months

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 09-15-2013 10:55 PM

Very nice. These tools fascinate me.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 11:02 PM

Too far above my payscale. Gotta leave that for you hi-rollers Nice stuff though.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 11:09 PM

WOW… OOOOOooooooo

Great stuff…

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

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 11:13 PM

Envy here….....great post Larry

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#6 posted 09-15-2013 11:29 PM

Nice machine Larry. Really impressed. I want that spindle.

You could fill that oval with nummy candy and then share it with all of us.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 09-15-2013 11:43 PM

Very cool Larry…......that’s a fun gadget you got there….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 09-16-2013 12:20 AM

So Cool!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 12:48 AM

Larry: I use to design machines similar to this back in the 1990’s. The software must be easier to use now. I am sure you will have fun creating your fabulous designs. I envy you.

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

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#10 posted 09-16-2013 12:50 AM

And the excitement continues to build!!
Nice machine, Larry!

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

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 01:29 AM

very nice,congrats on the new machine!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 09-16-2013 02:43 AM

Wow, you are making that machine sing now, Larry!!

good one!!!!!!!!!!!!...............Jim

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

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#13 posted 09-16-2013 03:02 AM

It’s OK for you blokes with all the money!.....Us other poor old ex-Sailors are still out here plodding along at a snails pace, making mistakes everywhere, doing everything by hand …..and there’s not even any left over timber in your scrap bin now for me to scrounge!!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#14 posted 09-16-2013 03:16 AM

Total envy here as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 09-16-2013 08:49 AM

As you said it has produced a very smooth finish and a most impressive job.

Cannot wait to take a look at it in motion, should be even greater in the 3D world.

Keep up the good work!!

-- Regards Robert

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