It’s been a quite a long haul getting all the bugs worked out but the first CNC cut chevy was delivered yesterday and the next three are ready to go. The plan here was to give my students an affordable choice to custom made hardwood “fine furniture” or alternatively an easier home build. I am pleased with the results and I am sure that this will lead to more people experiencing this tool and the fine work that it can do. I have built in arm height adjustment over a range of three inches and I am confident that these will never warp like my solid oak one did.
Here’s a little tour of what the kits will contain.
The basic kit is just the CNC cut pieces. The more complex assemblies have 1/4” alignment holes that will accommodate 1/4” all thread. Add a couple of nuts and the glueup is already partly clamped. A couple of the two layer assemblies don’t as yet have them but they are easy to keep aligned. Obviously these can be shipped easily without damage and should pack very tightly.
Three basic kits.
One basic kit, two views.
Upgrades include the following:
Sub-assemblies glued up, very simple assembly from here.
Solid wood parts kit.
..... and finally the fully assembled, tested, and broken down for shipping kit. In the first photo here the carriage beam is held with a clamp and the seat is screwed but not glued. The keyhole test piece is on the seat.
Just for fun, here’s a little video of the parts being cut.
That’s it for now. I have to prepare for fall classes.
Thanks for looking in,
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/