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by 4DThinker
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Joints Anyone
Replies: 87
Views: 53471

Creative CNC Joinery

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French dovetail, tapers to tighten when all the way inserted.
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by 4DThinker
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Joints Anyone
Replies: 87
Views: 53471

Creative CNC Joinery

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Ramps together at 45 degrees.
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by 4DThinker
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Joints Anyone
Replies: 87
Views: 53471

Creative CNC Joinery

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Tails face cut, pins end cut.
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by 4DThinker
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Joints Anyone
Replies: 87
Views: 53471

Creative CNC Joinery

Here are a few of the samples I've cut to demonstrate the potential the CNC is capable of. Some I've made to solve a student project joinery dilemma. Some I've made on the CNC after a student saw a photo on the web and challenged me to cut them on the CNC. Some I've made just to try out a gadget, or...
by 4DThinker
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Joints Anyone
Replies: 87
Views: 53471

Creative CNC Joinery

Nice work! I also have my Meteor opened up for vertical/angled cutting and after doing that can handle just about any "impossible" joinery or detail cut. The only limit is usually the length of bits at the diameter needed. The finer the detail you want to make, the shorter the bits are. I ...
by 4DThinker
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: "Not" round holes
Replies: 15
Views: 7926

Re: "Not" round holes

There is some potential for flex in the gantry of the Nebula/Asteroid and to a smaller degree in the shorter gantry of the Meteor and Comet. The MDF bed will also flex down if a bit plunges faster than it can remove the material below it. The drill toolpath is a straight plunge. If your endmill does...
by 4DThinker
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Manhattan KS.
Replies: 3
Views: 2404

Hello from Manhattan KS.

I have such a common name that I'd rather be known by 4D on the web. Adopted this username when I was 40. I own a Meteor, and oversee another Meteor and a Nebula we use in the furniture design shops where I teach. I have all three configured for vertical and angled cutting relative to the router bit...

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