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by woodworkerbob
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: milling bits vs. router bits?
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: milling bits vs. router bits?

Slightly off topic, but important for end mills. I have two precision collets, 1/8 and 1/4". I made the mistake of ordering only 1 nut. For these precision collets, the collets snap/wedge into the nut used to tightening. It's a pain to move that nut back and forth between the collets. Now I have to ...
by woodworkerbob
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC
Replies: 96
Views: 71410

Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Will, thanks for the extensive list of programs/software to be used in the CNC process. I guess for me I would be seeking a relative proven path, given I have generated the G-code. Which of the 10 or so controller programs is stable and has the best set of functionality. Of course aimed at the SO3. ...
by woodworkerbob
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit
Replies: 21
Views: 7146

Re: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit

Thanks for the great pictures. Of course I've never ONCE driven a bit thru the spoilboard and into the bed. It was actually twice.
by woodworkerbob
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit
Replies: 21
Views: 7146

Re: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit

[quote="PAPPP"]I recently picked up one of these little 1/4" shank fly cutters from Micromark for $9.95, and a length of extra 1/8" square blank for making more bits.

I'd be interested in your grinding experiments.

Any balance issues after grinding the cutter?
by woodworkerbob
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit
Replies: 21
Views: 7146

Re: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit

Thanks for the caution. I help out at the local high school. They have a 4'x8' commercial CNC flatbed router. Last year I used their fly cutter to resurface their spoilboard, but now the fly cutter has gone missing. Since the school has no money, the teacher challenged me to find a cheap replacement...
by woodworkerbob
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit
Replies: 21
Views: 7146

Spoilboard Surfacing Bit

I'm looking for a resurfacing bit and ran into the Freud 16-106 mortising bit. Does anyone have experience it? It's and 1 1/4" dia on an 1/4" shaft and sells for about $25. It does not have removal cutter heads like bit time fly cutters, but it's a whole lot cheaper.

Bob