|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 06-18-2014 10:54 PM||620 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
06-18-2014 10:54 PM
OK, so I made the decision to upgrade our shop with a CNC. I have a vision of the CNC doing most of our cut out for cabinets and drawers (hoping to figure out flat nested dovetail). I am certain there are many other fun things we can cut and do with the CNC as we progress on our learning curve. But for now I will be tickled if we can nest our cabinet parts, drill for shelf pegs and cut dados.
What is sort of crazy in my mind, we have sort of upgraded our machinery over time in many ways, but the one machine that has always been just outside of our reach has been a line boring machine. We have used rockler’s shelf peg jig and hand drilled every shelf peg hole manually since we opened. I will not miss drilling shelf pegs manually any longer.
Here are some pics:
We got a guy with a bobcat and 3000 lb capacity to off load. And even when he grabbed it carefully, his rear wheels came off the ground slighty, meaning he was tilting on his front wheels some. Any heavier and his bobcat would have not been adequate.
Also keep in mind though he was grabbing it from the 7’ wide end, meaning about 8’ of table was beyond his 4’ forks. So much of the weight was distributed beyond the forks. We had to do it this way as grabbing the CNC from the side would have presented some issues. My door opening is 12’ and the CNC is 150”.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net