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05-22-2019 11:09 PM

Adventures in Miter folding - CNC style - 33 replies

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. It took some doing and a LOT of Algebra. This is a software construct, or “smart part” in Cabinetvision, where it adopts the overall size of my Assembly for Height, Width and Depth, allows a user entry for the skin thickness to leave behind and uses the precise material thicknes...

10-25-2018 03:24 PM

No fingers were harmed in the making of these moldings - 10 replies

So, this just popped up at work the other day. The outsource door manufacturer at work decided to not make the radius corner applied molding doors that they assured us they could make. I’m not sure why, but, left high and dry to make these corners ourselves, there were two ways to do it. These could be hand made – by that I mean t...

01-11-2018 02:43 PM

The Dangers of Fractal Burning... - 3 replies

I woke up to this article on the morning news; I don’t know about the rest of you all, but, I try to stay away from things that might kill me. There are several Lumberjocks on this site who are doing this and the...

08-23-2017 09:39 PM

What does your CNC Router wish list look like? - 55 replies

I am approaching my list from the point of convincing my boss he needs to upgrade our current basic CNC machine to something a bit more productive. Feel free to comment on my list, or post your own list, however you want – hobby machine or pro, doesn’t matter. My list would be best suited for a small to mid-sized cabinetry shop...

07-17-2017 05:04 PM

Is CNC Woodworking? - 109 replies

Is CNC woodworking? I hear this a lot—the great CNC debate. Is it really woodworking? Mostly, I hear it from people who have very little understanding of what a CNC machine does, or, what you can expect it to do for you. For many, it is the proverbial black box with its most mysterious ways. To my experienced CNC Woodworking ea...

04-12-2014 04:21 PM

Show me your CNC machine! - 82 replies

Do you own or use a CNC machine?Are you building one? Or have you built one? Here’s your chance to show it off! Here’s the one I’m building This will be a 4-axis machine X,Y,Z and a rotary A axis.Trying my best to afford an automatic tool changing spindle, but, we’ll see how that goes.Currently, I’m assemb...

12-20-2012 04:01 PM

Sharpening Lathe Tools - 30 replies

I’ve been turning ever since High School shop class. (1978) I’ve always enjoyed it, but I seem to only get to do it when a project calls for turned elements. I’ve had the same Sears Craftsman turning tools for the last 30+ years and they are admittedly in rough shape.(Yes, I know there are better tools, but, the budget and t...

12-23-2011 01:31 AM

The 3-quart "Gallon" of Milk -- the hidden inflation in this economy. - 66 replies

My wife asked me to pick up a new vacumm cleaner belt at the Target during my lunch break today.Being one of the last few days before Christmas, the crowd was just nuts. Anyways, while I was waiting in line to check out with my single item, I noticed the lady behind me loading her groceries onto the conveyor. She had the oddest milk container...

12-15-2011 11:41 PM

Options for the Pulse Page - 12 replies

I was just thinking that it might be nice to have some kind of radio button to select which categories to show on the pulse page. I find myself wading past lots of new projects to find forum topics I am interested in. I much prefer to look at projects away from the pulse page where I can see a thumbnail of the project to decide if I am inter...

11-02-2011 10:29 PM

Egg Whites as a Sealer - 17 replies

When I built my first violin, the book I was following made a big deal about the finish. How the finish affects the sound quality and how modern finishes can diminish the tone of a violin. There were several cited sources for old-timey recipes for varnish, but what surprised me most was it called for egg whites to be used as a sealer coat prior ...

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