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by ALuomala
Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Any Canucks have any experience with this Mastercraft router
Replies: 6
Views: 2674

Re: Any Canucks have any experience with this Mastercraft ro

Thanks for the replies, folks. I found a post by a fellow Canadian who is using that router on his homebuilt CNC machine ( link ). It seems very similar to the SO2, and he has made it work (he has documented all his steps, trials, tribulations, etc in that link). He also mentioned something about us...
by ALuomala
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Any Canucks have any experience with this Mastercraft router
Replies: 6
Views: 2674

Any Canucks have any experience with this Mastercraft router

I saw this route r at Canadian Tire the other day, and I was somewhat intrigued. I am currently using the Dewalt DW660 and was thinking about upgrading (I think I'm getting to the end of it's lifespan: black soot around the casing). I eventually want to move up to a brushless spindle, but I would ne...
by ALuomala
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Idea for a DIY clamp/vise
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Re: Idea for a DIY clamp/vise

Woodworker wrote:When your holes get too loose, just fill them with epoxy and redrill
Thanks for this advice! Follows the KISS rule to a T! I'm far too invested (and lazy :lol: ) to replace my sacrificial spoil-board (and T-slot system) so doing something like this makes a ton of sense.

Allan
by ALuomala
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Idea for a DIY clamp/vise
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Re: Idea for a DIY clamp/vise

Good point. I was thinking of using something like this more for engraving (slate, glass, etc) than milling all the way through. As it is, I have started cutting my workpieces bigger than required (I use mainly old drawer fronts and cabinet door inserts (maple and oak in the 5/8" to 3/4" thickness r...
by ALuomala
Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Idea for a DIY clamp/vise
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Idea for a DIY clamp/vise

I was perusing Pinterest yesterday (I had heard of Pinterest but dismissed it as something soccer moms use to show off decorating ideas, but typing in "CNC", "woodworking", "machining" and the like as keywords has yielded a TON of ideas for future projects.... I highly recommend utilizing that resou...
by ALuomala
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aztec Glyphs
Replies: 59
Views: 13352

Re: Aztec Glyphs

I have done a bit of experimenting with adding metal powder (aluminum and brass) to epoxy to do inlays. I haven't used it in a project (yet), but my first attempts showed promise, although the polished results wouldn't fool anybody into really believing it was real metal on close inspection (it is f...
by ALuomala
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Drag knife idea
Replies: 27
Views: 13679

Re: Drag knife idea

Wouldn't a spring(s) (perhaps in the shaft) be helpful (for variations in spoilboard/material)? I've been thinking about the Cricut method myself, but have too many other things on the go to experiment.
by ALuomala
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do you use to hold your job in the table?
Replies: 12
Views: 4015

Re: What do you use to hold your job in the table?

I have used most of the ideas suggested above, but I have been toying with other ideas (not tested yet, just brainstorming), such as using a router or biscuit-jointer to cut slots in the sides of [thicker] workpieces and using hold-down clamps (to prevent cutting into clamps that hold down from the ...
by ALuomala
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Decorative Plaques
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: Decorative Plaques

Nice work on the inlays!!! Not sure if you have seen this link , but it uses a 60 degree v-bit, and seems to be better suited to finer detail (i.e where you wouldn't be able to cut out very thin segments and/or get them to fit into the workpiece). I haven't used this technique yet (going to order so...
by ALuomala
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cricut Cutter Add-on
Replies: 14
Views: 5422

Re: Cricut Cutter Add-on

This is something I have been eyeing as an upgrade, mainly because it is cheaper/safer than the laser attachment that I would like. I was thinking of a mount that could be placed into the collet of my spindle (i.e a 1/4" shank holding a holder) to minimize switching out time, but I doubt it would be...