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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2021, 04:05:45 AM »
Let's see about this. You have a need, you build a device to fill that need. Then you need additional pieces for the device, so you use the device to build more pieces for it. Isn't this what the Industrial Revolution was all about?

Geez, Loren, you've brought back some of my high school courses!
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I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2021, 09:33:54 AM »
I find it relaxing to watch your videos of your machine at work. So awesome to be able to fabricate your own machine to fabricate your own parts. :)
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2021, 03:05:10 PM »
Well at least my little industrial revolution...lol

The parts I made last night are for these strap clamps and using the t-bolts that came with the clamps.
My Genuine Blue not Kurt vise mounting on an indexing board which makes it so I can go on and off the table with it and have it square each time and clamped down with the strap clamps.


Made some just plain threaded T-nuts today for use in clamping things down in general on the table.  You can see my attempt with wood and a thread insert in the top left of the photos.  That worked but was sticky in the t slots, and kind of weak with the wood.  These will be much better!






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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2021, 06:31:38 PM »
As they say the devil is in the details!  I have been drinking from the fire hose learning the nuances of CAM software, machine control software, cutting speeds and feeds for my machine and the limits of stepper motors. 

Finally had a complete run of the first OP for my test part in MDF without a "crash".  The inlet channel is a little narrow, so off to learn cutter compensation.

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Cutting first laminate piece. 

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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2021, 11:13:26 PM »
Making saw dust!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2021, 04:10:49 AM »
Yes, lots of saw dust!  I have some duct pieces coming so I can connect to the dust collector I have in the shop. 
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2021, 05:26:22 AM »
I've run out of adjectives for your finesse and workmanship. 
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2021, 04:45:12 AM »
Alan you are too kind!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2021, 08:12:06 PM »
First cuts on a full length stock.  Just some scrap test material I made up to proof out the program and test some machining strategies.  Watching the machine run got me to thinking I need to machine a contoured duct to better direct my suction to the cutter and I need to make some slightly more robust chip containment walls (my fancy cardboard). 

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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #69 on: Today at 03:22:00 AM »
Let the chips fall where they may!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #70 on: Today at 05:22:02 AM »
That must be a pretty robust Router Loren; is it a commercial Router?
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #71 on: Today at 06:49:13 AM »
The router is a Dewalt DW618.. 2 1/4HP with electronic variable speed that is suppose to maintain rpm even under load.  Other that the long run time, it is really no being worked that hard IMHO.  I have done a heat check on it while running and it is cool to the touch.  Being air cooled it moves a lot of air through it.  The down side is it blows air down at the work and it blows dust everywhere.  Makes dust collection more of a challenge. 
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