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Underdog

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108 days ago

Hi Folks. Since I appear to the main instigator of this new addition to LumberJocks, I want to extend an unofficial welcome to the new CNC Forum.

Many thanks to the IT guys and Cricket for giving us CNC Woodworkers a place to talk shop.

I hope to see many of you CNC guys and gals post your questions and projects here.

Jim Underwood


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RockyTopScott

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#1 posted 107 days ago

I hope to learn from the CNC experts.
Maybe one day I will pull the trigger and but a desktop machine.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#2 posted 107 days ago

Thanks for starting this forum! I’ve been lusting over a CNC setup for a while now, but haven’t ben able to justify it yet. I mainly build RC aircraft and would like to have one to cut parts out for my own designs. Been looking at the Black Toe from BuildYourCNC.com. It’s just the right size to handle the largest size balsa and ply sheets.

I asked my wife for one for our anniversary next month. We’ll see what she does!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 107 days ago

I am hoping that I will be able to add both a CNC router and a laser engraver to my shop. I could probably benefit from the forum. I didn’t even know that we had one. Thanks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Underdog

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#4 posted 107 days ago

You didn’t even know we had one because there wasn’t one, up until, like, yesterday?

So yeah, a very recent development.

If you have questions about CNC, just post them up here. I’m sure we’ll jump in and try to help you.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 107 days ago

I don’t have yet, but have every intention to get one. I will follow this.

-- 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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#6 posted 107 days ago

I’m glad you found it. :-)

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#7 posted 107 days ago

My questions concern bit size and RPM. Like I mentioned, I build a lot of RC planes using balsa wood up to 1/2” thick and 1/8” lite and birch ply. Cutting 1/4” spar slots in ribs needs to have a very small bit to keep the corners as close to square as possible. Is there a general rule of thumb for bit size and RPM? I understand that the smaller the bit, the faster the RPM to keep the relative cutting speed up. Then there’s the feed rate and depth of cut and….

I just don’t want to break a bunch of bits trying to figure everything out. Those little buggers can get expensive!

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#8 posted 107 days ago

Joe, it’s probably best to create a new post for your different questions.

I’m sure we’ll all be happy to answer any questions you might have, but I’d sure like to avoid those gargantuan running threads that cover every topic known to man over a period of seven years… It’s nice to see the camaraderie, but it’s hard to follow for the newcomers.

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#9 posted 107 days ago

To start a new thread in the CNC Forum, go to “Forums” / “Show all Forums” / “CNC” / “Start New Topic”.

Even shorter would be to go to “Forums” / “Start New Topic” and choose “Forum Topic” and “CNC” in the “Please Choose One” drop down.

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#10 posted 107 days ago

Can y’all come up with a short description for this section of the forum please?

You can see examples here: http://lumberjocks.com/forums

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Joe Andrews

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#11 posted 107 days ago

Sorry, Underdog. I’ll do that when I get closer to obtaing a machine.

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Underdog

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#12 posted 107 days ago

Joe,
Please don’t get me wrong. I really want to answer your question. It’s a great question, but it’s not one that can be easily answered.

My advice is to NOT wait til you get your machine, learn all you can before hand.

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Underdog

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#13 posted 107 days ago

Cricket, when I click on that link it takes me to the general mix of forum threads, but it doesn’t show the headings.
Is this is what you had in mind?

I would simply title the forum “CNC Woodworking”. What does everyone else think?

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#14 posted 107 days ago

What does everyone else think?

I thought you guys were going to go with “digital woodworking”.... :-)

Good luck, hope to see some nice projects…....

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#15 posted 107 days ago

+1 for CNC Woodworking

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