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Faster than on the CNC

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I needed to make a handful of pistol props. I could have spent time designing for the CNC, but it was easier to make a master and then do pattern routing. I rough cut the blanks on the bandsaw, drilled the trigger guards on the drill press, then flush trimmed and rounded over on the router table.

In all, 6 were done in the same time it would have taken me to get a board on the CNC. If I had to do a bunch more I would probably use the CNC to rough cut the blanks, but rounding over is still faster on the router table.

Now I have to go and start painting!

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I agree, Doug. There have been plenty of times when the CNC is my second choice over another tool in the shop but I'm glad I have choices. Nicely done, too!
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