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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 08:44 PM

Yeah, my CNC bed has grooves in it, I either drill holes through the material I’m milling and run bolts down through, or put a scrap block under a washer on the edge of my material, and run the bolt through that.

So I guess you’re asking about risk in each of your steps above. #3 is generally where I have to be careful about the stock pulling away from the router table fence. Featherboards on the table would help, and feeding right-to-left (because you’re cutting on the whole bit, and you want the bit pulling the stock towards the fence) might help.

Feeding right to left with a trapped cut (ie: just taking some stock off the fence side) is where I’ve gotten into problems.

#4 the risks are pretty known.

#5, as I said, I like a bottom bearing bit for this because you don’t have as much of a big exposed bit sticking up through the table.

But all of those are the sorts of cuts that I (a duffer hobbyist) do fairly regularly and without problems.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke


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