CNC router

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  1. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    The machine is now in it's home. The cabinet construction is not fancy, but it will do the job. No carving has started yet.

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    Looks pretty slick. Planning on extra dust collection from the enclosure or just the 3d printed part? What's the mechanism for holding the work piece in place?
     
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    The vacuum below is attached to the fitting in the front left of the enclosure. A hose goes right from there to the 3d part mounted direct to the router. I'll post a pic when I do that. I need to see the router running a bit and get it tuned before I do that install. Once that is on there will be no dust.
     
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    Boat arrived today, so I have two tools to split my time between.
     
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    it is alive
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    That's pretty neat. What are you wanting to do with that? Seems like a fairly specific tool to have in your home garage. Any project in mind when you bought it?
     
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    Think 3d carved signs, cutting boards, laser engraving, coasters, wooden business cards. Wooden inlays, you can trace a line on the inside and outside and specify the offset. So I could cut a circular hole in maple, and make a walnut plug to fit in that hole exactly. But the shape could be anything.
     
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    Taunton press woodworking used to delicate 8 pages to making those with mostly hand tools. Regardless, those are fine looking applewood stools.
     
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    These items are kind of where my head is at right now. The machine I bought is a couple of classes too small to be doing things like those stools.
     
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    Last nights work is below. Cam clamps for work holding, can move to any hole on the waste board, cut these on the cnc last night. Dust shoe installed. Had to run copper thru the dust collection, static was insane and would stop the machine on discharge. Next project is a fence for the front and left sides of the board, making repeating exact material location easy. Only really useful for done a run of a few of the same thing.

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    Should also say so far nothing I have done has been my design. This is good stuff, and there is no point in re-making the wheel. These files are shared by youtubers in the cnc community.
     
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    Almost ready to test carve this. Still a few final tool path changes I have to make to clean p the shoe and the bottom of the shield. Learning as I go.

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    First completed little project.

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