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    I agree I find on some jobs figuring it out and...

    I agree I find on some jobs figuring it out and making tools to facilitate the task is more fun that the work it produces.
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    That's pretty cool. Though I use the shopbot to...

    That's pretty cool. Though I use the shopbot to cut my mortise and tenon joints.
  3. I am no expert but another factor is how many...

    I am no expert but another factor is how many inches of mercury does each system pull?
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    Thanks Guys Phil I use it for anything that is...

    Thanks Guys

    Phil I use it for anything that is not uniform. Works great on my freeform walking sticks.
    I started making pipes since a certain herb has been legalized in some states, sands them...
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    And the flap sander ...

    And the flap sander

    https://i.ibb.co/vVft9PY/DSCN3715.jpg

    https://i.ibb.co/HNQ2mXC/DSCN3716.jpg

    I did a short video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8sY9bSbE0c
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    A short video of it in use. ...

    A short video of it in use.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uzfjBfFNmU
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    Tools for the job

    Yesterday while sanding spoons I got this ratchet strap vise in my head it works great to sand the spoon scoop area I will be using it often I think.

    The outside I do with a homemade flap sander...
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    Those are really nice, my great nephew is into...

    Those are really nice, my great nephew is into Thomas the train I made him a station that his wooden tracks connect to, not anywhere as nice as yours.
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    Why not design one? Very simple to do. I do not...

    Why not design one? Very simple to do. I do not understand buying a cnc and in effect using it as a copy machine. Enough of that on the cnc facebook groups.
  10. Russ, yes it runs in x and z I drop the y stepper...

    Russ, yes it runs in x and z I drop the y stepper so the gear is not on the rack and clamp the carriage.

    https://i.ibb.co/wCFPBDr/spindle.jpg

    I made a video

    https://vimeo.com/318999193
  11. cwshop, When I originally made it it was from...

    cwshop, When I originally made it it was from parts I had laying around, the pulleys and motor ended up running it around 400 rpm that worked fine for the hardwoods I had been using it for. I was...
  12. They took 19 minutes each I had to slow it down a...

    They took 19 minutes each I had to slow it down a lot for hemlock .3 ips .07 stepdown faster than that and I was getting a lot of chipout on the beading

    I turned sugar maple legs a while ago and...
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    I have done a lot of live edge with epoxy fill...

    I have done a lot of live edge with epoxy fill for defects in the wood at 12 percent the wood may dry further the epoxy will show higher in the finish I kiln dry my stuff to 8 percent.

    I have not...
  14. Finishe spindles ...

    Finishe spindles

    https://i.ibb.co/WKFjXHX/DSCN4600.jpg

    https://i.ibb.co/wd869gZ/DSCN4599.jpg
  15. Mass production with the lathe attachment

    I made this lathe not long after I got my bot I had a job to make chairs that had turned legs for a church my first real big job using the shopbot back in 2004.

    It does not get used very often...
  16. Never knew about stick on leading, where did you...

    Never knew about stick on leading, where did you get it?
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    Thanks Russ, Years ago before I had cnc I made...

    Thanks Russ, Years ago before I had cnc I made the kitchen cabinets in our cabin out of some hemlock trees we had to take down.

    Our dining table is made out of a tulip poplar that was getting too...
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    Hi Bob, I used a 6mm O flute upcut on climb cut,...

    Hi Bob, I used a 6mm O flute upcut on climb cut, A few had some minor chipout.
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    Thanks Guys, all the wood that went into them is...

    Thanks Guys, all the wood that went into them is local besides the plywood drawer bottoms and that is from my local lumberyard still hanging on despite home depot. The hemlock and cherry I used for...
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    Originally the plan was to have 4 on casters I...

    Originally the plan was to have 4 on casters I then decided to stack them to save floor space that has thrown the drawer size sequence off, good thing I am not OCD. I have to put the big drawer...
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    Tool Cabinets

    A few years ago I milled a big red oak. This winter I decided to make some tool cabinets with it.

    The bot did the dadoes on the uprights and mortise and tenon. And the drawer dovetails.
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    Pretty amazing, I have never tried to do anything...

    Pretty amazing, I have never tried to do anything that small.
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    Well I hope it works for them my last real job...

    Well I hope it works for them my last real job turned into an employee owned company the owner kept 49% got a huge tax break and slowly ran it into the ground then sold his share to investment...
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    I do them on occasion these were done for a...

    I do them on occasion these were done for a garlic festival, inlays were 1/4 thick glued in with west system epoxy. Inlays were sugar maple and white oak. Board is sapele
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    I consider it cheating when someone buys a cnc...

    I consider it cheating when someone buys a cnc machine and uses files bought or shared instead of designing their work, I was on a facebook CNC group for a short time the level of file sharing of...
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