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So Tice removed a deck at his job site, which is Armistead Maupin's former home. In his genius he recognized it to be Brazilian Ipe that was only screwed down from one side. The new owner eventually a

Just put up some shelves and cabinets in the shop space preparing for making things again!

The Cherry is lighter than the speakers, but will darken quickly next to the window. I have a vented front plate coming for the top space. The cooling fan sits in that space, and is really quiet.

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All this CNCing got me excited, so I figured I’d share...

Here’s my mill and this is a heat sink that I am thread milling.  Very cool stuff :)

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Also, I’ve been using painters tape and super glue instead of fixtures. Works great on metal. So much easier. 

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32 minutes ago, Kerry said:

Here’s an example of me milling some small brackets without having to worry about the outer contours  

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Good to know that trick works with aluminum as well. As I understand it there is a bit to get thread cutting to work?

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I’m not sure if my setup can do thread milling, not sure if it’s a controller or spindle limitation. 
 

Rough draft finished. Time to get some thicker cheap wood for a full mock up. 
 

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That is pretty fucking impressive. 
 

As I do not have one of these nerd drills like everyone else, my projects are sloppier and much less impressive. 
 

 

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That is pretty fucking impressive. 
 

As I do not have one of these nerd drills like everyone else, my projects are sloppier and much less impressive. 
 

 

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18 minutes ago, VPI said:

That is pretty fucking impressive. 
 

As I do not have one of these nerd drills like everyone else, my projects are sloppier and much less impressive. 
 

 

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That is pretty fucking impressive. 
 

As I do not have one of these nerd drills like everyone else, my projects are sloppier and much less impressive. 
 

 

I almost feeling like I’m cheating at this point. Drawing some obscure shape, loading some wood, hitting run, and poof! Magic.  

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59 minutes ago, naamanf said:

I’m not sure if my setup can do thread milling, not sure if it’s a controller or spindle limitation. 
 

Rough draft finished. Time to get some thicker cheap wood for a full mock up. 
 

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That’s very impressive!

Thread milling is more about the rigidity of the mill. At that size I’m not sure how well it would work, but it might be worth a try. I run my spindle at 12k rpm. Other than that it’s just a program/speeds/feed. 

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Decided to try to build a hand plane holder and “over” practice making pocket holes. 
 

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17 hours ago, naamanf said:

I almost feeling like I’m cheating at this point. Drawing some obscure shape, loading some wood, hitting run, and poof! Magic.  

Did someone say poof?

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As it appears that the big Milwaukee router will be out of stock forever, what is another HC approved router table router I can grab for short or long term?

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26 minutes ago, VPI said:

As it appears that the big Milwaukee router will be out of stock forever, what is another HC approved router table router I can grab for short or long term?

I have the Bosch, ordered the Milwaukee and a week later told it was actually back ordered. I had the Bosch in my last router table and have no complaints. 

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29 minutes ago, dsavitsk said:

Doubt it matters much. I think I have a dewalt in mine.

Also, shouldn't a shelf for a hand plane utilize said plane during the construction?

I only used the block plane to put a tiny chamfer on the edges I think.  I have not even figured out how to use the adjustment doohickeys on that one yet.

 

25 minutes ago, naamanf said:

I have the Bosch, ordered the Milwaukee and a week later told it was actually back ordered. I had the Bosch in my last router table and have no complaints. 

Is that the Bosch with 2 1/4 and wooden handles?

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15 minutes ago, VPI said:

I only used the block plane to put a tiny chamfer on the edges I think.  I have not even figured out how to use the adjustment doohickeys on that one yet.

 

Is that the Bosch with 2 1/4 and wooden handles?

Correct. 

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I would buy a 3 1/4 hp router. In a router table you're likely to want to use large bits at times, and the 3 1/4 hp motor is much more robust.

The Bora Porta-mate gets good reviews. 

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23 minutes ago, swt61 said:

I would buy a 3 1/4 hp router. In a router table you're likely to want to use large bits at times, and the 3 1/4 hp motor is much more robust.

The Bora Porta-mate gets good reviews. 

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I’m holding out for the Red smasher. 

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