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Videos #9: Engraving on the Sheet Router

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 646 days ago 3242 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A quick video of the engraving process on the sheet router.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 646 days ago

Would be nice to have

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 646 days ago

There are sure some times when I could use that machine- it would be the only way to do some things because I am no good at carving. Thanks for showing it!!.................Jim

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

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Tag84

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#3 posted 646 days ago

do you control this by hand? very nice!

-- -Thomas -

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tyskkvinna

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#4 posted 646 days ago

No, I programmed it… can’t imagine controlling this by hand. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Box

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#5 posted 646 days ago

What is the difference between a sheet router ans a cnc? I never have heard of a sheet router before.

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 646 days ago

It is a CNC sheet router. It’s 4×8 with a router spindle.

CNC comes in all kinds of formats… We also have a CNC mill in the shop and a CNC lathe.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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nobuckle

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#7 posted 646 days ago

Is CNC really woodworking? It’s cool and everything but it more like wood machining than wood working.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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tyskkvinna

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#8 posted 645 days ago

Saying that is really just opening up the age-old debate of “Is it woodworking because it is not traditional?”.

If you don’t want to call it woodworking, that’s great. The next time I catch you using a power tool I’ll remind you of the same thing. They’re all just tools.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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dakremer

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#9 posted 645 days ago

I can’t wait to have a CNC machine!

To me, woodworking isnt about just being a master woodworker, using old techniques…blah blah blah… Its about creating something. Creating something that used to just be a thought in your mind. Personally, I probably wouldnt be into woodworking if there wasnt power tools and machines to make life easier. I dont want to spend hours hand planing a board…when a machine can do it. I dont want to drill each hole and cut out each mortise with hand tools. I’m all about the end product…not how you got there. To each their own I guess. Really cool Tyskkvinna. I love seeing CNC machines because it makes me really excited about getting one of my own some day! Pay no attention to the Naysayers out there! Thanks for sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Roger

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#10 posted 644 days ago

Machinery and technology is truely amazing, but, unaffordable for me

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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tyskkvinna

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#11 posted 644 days ago

That’s exactly how I feel. Ultimately, it’s about the end product. Incidentally, I was just discussing this sort of idea over the weekend with a few people. Not CNC or woodworking, specifically, but the concept: In the end, people buy things that they like, that are a good quality and well-built. They buy the product, not the process. This can apply across the board: if you buy a photo to hang up in your house, you don’t care what camera was made, the printing process or what software (if any) was used to edit it. You like the photo. If you buy a chair, you care that you can sit it in daily for years without any wear and tear, and that you like the colour and style of the chair. It doesn’t matter if the chair was made with the latest and greatest technology or if somebody spend 300 hours with handtools doing it the hard way. The price tag may perhaps change (perhaps not, depends on the thing) the net result is the same: a good thing, to have, use and enjoy for years.

Sure, people like small business, handcrafted, not Big Box things but in my experience when people think “handcrafted” and whatnot they really mean a single, actual, skilled person overseeing the entire thing from start to finish and putting their hands into the process to ensure the output is good. I’ve encountered maybe less than 5% who truly cared if I sanded by hand or with an orbital sander.

In the end, it doesn’t bother me but it is kind of annoying to deal with it from time to time. I’ve never had this discussion with a (potential) buyer, representative or person viewing my work. Just with other makers.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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