4-axis rd. 2

I’m thinking of making a lamp – and with the 4-axis, now I have the opportunity to make a custom base for it.  I had a piece of 1/2″ thick walnut that would make a great testing ground.  Ideally after getting the part just the way I want it, I’d…

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4 Axis Mill Skill Builder

I really had no idea what to make.  For whatever reason I felt stumped this week.  So I made a really simple letter ‘J’ using the 4-axis mill. I cut a piece of scrap plywood to size and used an 1/8″ flat bit.  The setup was smooth.  I added some…

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Machined piece

I didn’t really have something I wanted to make, so I just started turning. I started to ‘see’ a chess piece emerging out of the stock, so I decided I’d try to transform what I had into a pawn. Parting was kind of a pain, but it went okay. After…

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Pot Rack v2

My first attempt at making a pot rack on the cnc wasn’t great.  The seams didn’t line up, a rounded edge met a corner.  It was a bit sloppy.  So I wanted to redo it, but make it nicer.  So I reworked the idea and settled on this idea: A…

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Secret Tenon Finger Joint

Wanting to make functional, but attractive pieces that I could use in my own home, I though what better a joint than a corner joint that looks seamless, but is incredibly strong. Then I found the secret tenon finger joint, which looks like this: It has the obvious CNC design,…

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CNC

This was not as much of a success as I was hoping.  Turns out making things fit nicely is hard. The concept was simple – a custom pot rack for my apartment reminescent of something like this, but in wood. So I sketched out a simple form My initial plan…

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Skill Builder #1

Introduction For this week’s Skill Builder: Router Edition, we had to make a…shape.  A 270º circle with a straight edge along one the remaining quarter.  If you were to ask me to make this , my first instinct would probably just be to use a bandsaw, then clean up the…

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