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I have greatly improved not only the process but the speed at cutting Longworth chucks so I thought I'd do another video. When I first cut these chucks they were taking about 16 minutes per disc followed by 5 minutes or more per disc of hand sanding the edges to clean off the tabs and to round the edge. Occasionally the Baltic Birch would chip where I cut a tab and that was frustrating. Anyway, it's now a fairly refined and efficient process for a small home workshop. It could be improved upon but for now it's working just fine. The tools for the entire process are circular saw to break d
I had a friend drop off a Carvewright CNC router today. He bought it a few years ago and he's about as non techie as they come. In fact, he's content with his flip phone because he doesn't text and he refuses to get on the internet. Anyway, he bought it and found out quickly that he was in over his head. I downloaded the new Windows 10 version of the software and haven't really had the time to play with it. Anyone have any experience with one? If so, enlighten me.
The more you cut, the more chips and dust you generate. When a router is used, there is often a fan in the router that blows down while it is cutting. That breeze will blow chips away from the cut with enough force to keep them from being sucked up by a brush perimeter shop vac collector in place. I honestly haven't found a way to get "perfect" collection of the debris generated while the CNC is cutting. If I know I'll have to suck/sweep some up after a cut, then it is less damage to my ears to NOT use a shop vac and simply let the chips fly. The "other" thing
Some of you have seen this documentation of our CNC build but many may not have been a part of this experience. It would take more time than I have available to edit this for specific time sensitive comments (i.e. ...tomorrow I'll get..., or ...I'm waiting on this part to arrive..., etc.) so it will be easier to just post this verbatim from my notes. Sandy and I took delivery of the frame about a year ago, July 8, 2016, so this story begins from that point. It will be a long post covering the entire build that took several months. Due not only to the breadth and detail of the sto