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Project by degoose posted 04-27-2014 11:11 AM 2274 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some interest in paddle boards… so I am doing some samples… using the CNC router to cut the shape… really cool actually…I routed a dished out section in one… different shapes are a snap…
Took a total of 6 minutes and 30 second to complete the task..
Shot of the CNC router bed…

After sanding before oiling.
I used a brass eyelet inserted in the hole in the handles…

What a difference one little idea makes… thanks Trev..,

Timber used… Rosewood…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 11:22 AM

Yes I am envious of the CNC. But your availability of hardwood is truly awesome. Love your work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 11:35 AM

Nice boards, Larry. I think people will like them with the handle. Easy to pick up to clean off after cutting something up. May I borrow your idea?


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

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 11:55 AM

Thanks Monte…
and Jim… go for it…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 02:58 PM

I am starting to think that CNC is not woodworking. It’s working on the computer.

I know you may have to glue up a board, but in reality there is little you do to do the work aside from a computer point of view..

Sorry to be sour grapes , and it’s not you… it’s starting to be the whole idea that you just put a piece of wood there and it’s all done for you. Yes you can do amazing work with it. And yes for production work it makes sense. But in terms of woodworking and craftsmanship… thumbs down..
Flame shields on.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 03:46 PM

Jeff, you are a funny man :-) (Flame Shields On). The CNC absolutely has a place in woodworking – it is kind of cheating, but the guys (and gals) that are lucky enough to have the CNC in their shops are using them for production purposes.

Larry and others like him are absolutely Woodworkers – after all, they were producing quality work before the CNC – now they can do it in a production setting that will enhance their ability to make money – and that is what production work is all about – so ROCK ON you CNC users :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 03:49 PM

Nice looking boards. The paddle boards I recall as a kid had many holes in them to add to the sting when you got paddled. lol

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 05:07 PM

It’s not the tools but the end result that makes it woodworking and this one is no exception.
Nice work as usual Larry!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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robert triplett

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 06:12 PM

I agree that a CNC machine is ‘cheating’, but it does make production work possible. You have to make money from your work. A drum sander is ‘cheating’ compared to someone who doesn’t have one. I plan to get a bigger, faster drum sander. I would use a CNC machine if I ever thought I could recapture the cost in retirement!
Good work, Larry

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 04-27-2014 08:30 PM

Thank you all for your comments…
Might I add…

I cheat... I use a jointer, thicknesser and table saw to dimension my stock from rough sawn boards..
I glue them up… Sand with a drum sander...
then onto the CNC for a few minutes… [instead of marking out, cutting on a bandsaw, sanding or
using a pattern bit on a router...[also cheating according to the rules of real woodwork]
Route a profile at the router table, sand with random orbital sander through various grits, Laser engrave logo…[instead of a heat brand or using a hot poker]
Final sand to 320 grit by hand…oops real woodwork …Drill hole in handle with drill press.
Attached eyelets back and front with glue. Hand rub several coats of oil…
Then repeat each step 50 times or more ….yes 50…
The computer controlled part of this process is minimal and replaces other methods
[also considered cheating by the purists…...]
Turn off your flame shields..
PS do you not think Chippendale would have used a CNC if it were available to him back then…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 04-27-2014 09:59 PM

Love your work Larry.
Regarding cheating, I see Jeff posted his comments using a computer! Now if the darksiders were true to their beliefs he would have written that with a feather quill dipped in an inkwell…....
As you are making these items to sell and a CNC allows you to be more productive then I say go for it.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#11 posted 04-27-2014 10:20 PM

If it wasn’t for a CNC drill to drill the circuit boards, a CNC router to cut out the circuit boards, and a CNC component placement machine we wouldn’t be on this web site as none of us could afford a computer at home to tell each other that using a CNC is cheating.

It’s progress and it’s not going to stop!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#12 posted 04-27-2014 11:46 PM

Nice woodworking (period).

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 04-28-2014 12:16 AM

Cheers Matt…
Here’s to progress, OldNovice
Thanks Ruddy….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 04-28-2014 02:46 AM

Great job. LOVE your tools that you have!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 04-28-2014 03:24 AM

Great looking Paddle boards!

Reminds me of what my 7th grade Phys.Ed. teacher used on us when we did NOT take a shower…
... he said “Line Up and bend over”.
He then, went down the line swinging his Paddle Board toward each Target… POP, POP, POP, POP, etc., etc.
... from that day forward, we all took showers!

Great Paddles!

Great work!

... and this is not a farce.. :) :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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