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Blog series by degoose updated 04-27-2014 08:52 PM 6 parts 18633 reads 95 comments total

Part 1: Making a Debut at Maleny Wood Fest.

05-09-2012 12:09 AM by degoose | 16 comments »

Once more Keith has come up with a winning machine… first the RouterMaster, then the SlabMaster and a few years ago, the Torque WorkCentre… many of you know I bought one and love it…... Now the machine we have all been waiting for… the CNC Router…Making its debut at the Maleny Wood Expo last weekend… Keith has been making industrial CNC machines for many years and is his passion…this is his first foray into the smaller more affordable machine&#...

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Part 2: My new CNC router...

08-04-2013 08:30 PM by degoose | 16 comments »

Never thought I would actually get one… but I have put the deposit down on a small CNC router… built in Redcliffe, Queensland.. about 30 minutes drive from my workshop… Made by Vermec.Work surface is 1000mm by 800mm and runs a 3HP spindle…All components are either Australian or American made… with many of the parts machined in their own workshop. This is not my machine but I did get to play with it during testing prior to it being shipped north to a secondary ...

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Part 3: One for SPalm

09-09-2013 09:50 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

Hey Steve, this post is in response to your comment on my last post in this series…Even though the new CNC router is not yet installed in my workshop, I managed to take my first foray into the dark side… I spent the day at the factory where my CNC is being built… it is all up and running… just a few minor adjustments… Justin will deliver on Wednesday and spend the day making sure I am happy with the machine. So .. with a little piece of Huon Pine clamped...

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Part 4: Dishing...

09-15-2013 10:42 PM by degoose | 22 comments »

Using the new CNC to dish out some walnut… The above pic shows the roughing out stage..[using a 6 mm end mill 3 flute spiral bit – solid carbide]... the technique is called rastering… moving the bit back and forwards… A little closer… Roughing out finished, starting the final finishing path…[using a 3 mm ball nose bit] Further along with the finishing pathway…in this case the machine is running in offset mode… moving around the s...

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Part 5: And now the lathe...

12-10-2013 09:01 AM by degoose | 16 comments »

A short video of the CNC lathe I used to round the columns for the trophies.It can be found here… turned columns After being fluted on the 4th axis CNC router

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Part 6: Quick video... cutting a paddle board...

04-27-2014 08:52 PM by degoose | 7 comments »

The slight hesitation is the router leaving a tab between the work and the outside… so the piece won’t wobble around when cut…

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