I have no comeback for that one :|Cutting is a lot more fun than tracking down, wiring, and trying to assemble parts hoping it all works.
Loaded question, Rick. Depends on the cut depths of the rough cuts (or even if you do a rough cut), bit size, speeds, and stepover per cent. I don't run mine over 200-250 ipm just because that's my comfort level. It will go a lot faster. But 200 ipm means 200 ipm, not the slower speeds that the other machine does because of the acme screws. Sharp bits mean less fuzzies to clean up. Also depends on the type of material. Hardwood cuts smoother than softwood. Some of the pine blanks cut real smooth and others leave a lot of clean up. A good brush and sanding mop on a drill help a lot.I have no comeback for that one :|
except you left out insulating :grin:
John, how much time on the cnc does one take? Do you have a bit of cleanup , sanding etc?
You're always inspiring John.The book is just poly over natural butcher block countertop.
That’s what I was expecting, a learning curve to see what wood works best and with what kind of bits .Good sharp bits and a low stepover on the finish cut eliminate most of it. A small brass or wire brush helps, along with a sanding mop on a drill and a set of scrapers too. Plus there's the fact that just applying stain will make a lot of the fuzzies lay right down. Hardwoood cuts cleaner than soft. You just gotta experiment with what works with each piece cause they are all different.