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I have had a number of people asking me about CNC and Laser machines and their use in woodworking. I generally have answered these email individually and they are often long and probably as tedious to read as they are to write, so in this episode, with the help of my long-time friend Paul, we are going to provide an overview of both of these machines to give everyone a better idea what they can do and how they work.
You should also know that both these machines are Paul's and that he currently has many videos on his channel you can watch, including some Beginner videos on the use and set up of both these machines, his YouTube Channel is MakeTech Create.
You check out his Wood Art Website Here.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/0Ng_T179mKA
Subscribe to Paul's Channel: https://youtube.com/c/MakeTechCreate
To get this video rolling, I am going to start off with the CNC Machine ...
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When I spotted the 2 electric motors at the garage sale, I passed over them at first. They were covered in dust, paint splatters and cobwebs and I doubted either worked. After a few minutes with no other finds, I was about to leave and asked the lady if the motors worked ... she did not know. I asked if I could plug them in, explaining that they might trip the electrical circuit, whereupon she said no, take them "as is" and gave me a lower price ... I told her that her price was too low, gave her more money and left with the 2 unknown condition motors ... neither of which I expected to work.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_yhYgfuoNGM
When I got them home and plugged them in, to my delight, they both worked. I was amazed. They were both only one-third horsepower, which I thought would be a bit low for making a disc sander, but if I made the disc size smaller, it might work ... so I went ahead with the plan.
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One of the handiest tools I own is my Ridgid Oscillating Belt and Spindle Sander that was recommended to me by a friend, many years ago and it has given me years of good service, but as I use it I find it has a couple of items that could use some updating, and thanks to a suggestion from Bill in Wichita, I finally go around to making these changes.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Kes9AHLX96M
The first update was to that annoying, reverse thread knob on to of the oscillating mechanism that allows you to change and secure spindles and the belts ...
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There are many things in woodworking that I have experimented with or tried out, some worked and some did not. I always enjoy the challenges of learning new things and maybe even coming up with new processes and ways of working, but there is one thing that I have little interest in spending my time on and that is attempting to sharpen my own table saw or miter saw blades.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/TQmEBsTatNY
I purchase good quality saw blades for a reason, and that is to get good quality cuts in wood because when I do this so I don't have to spend my time fixing, repairing, and sanding out imperfections that lesser quality saw blades can create ...