Installing phenolic top

In my prior post I removed the two layers of MDF and was down to the bare CNC frame, my friend Mike Queen from Wincnc (CAM software) wrote a G-Code file that I use with my digitizing touch probe to find the center of a hole, fist I turn off local zeros and work off machine zero (lower left hand corner)


2 carved cedar signs.

Here are 2 carved cedar signs I recently made for a customer, I first gave 2 coats of shellac to the bare wood to ensure the paint would not soak into the cedar grain. I then proceeded to carve the signs, after 2 coats of primer followed by 2 coats of white paint, finally used the random orbital sander with 220 grit paper.

The signs are 19″ wide x 11″ tall


Some ATC Pictures

Here are a few pictures of the new ATC table I am laying down T-Tracks, T-Tracks is a system where you use a standard bolt except you slide the bolt head into the tracks so the threaded portion protrudes upwards. You can them use a piece of wood and a large nut to hold the work piece in position.


Decided to upgrade

After long and hard thinking I decided to sell my CAMaster Cobra X3 and upgrade to a 5′ x 8′ ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) with 10 tools, the new machine should arrive around end December 2011. First I had to crate and ship my Cobra X3 out. I decided to ship the machine back to CAMasters in Georgia for a service before shipping the machine to the new owner.


Making a spoilerboard for my Stinger CNC router

I finally got round to making a spoilerboard for my Stinger CNC router. I cut 3 pieces of ¾” MDF and screwed them down to the Stinger top, leaving the “T” slots open so I could use them for clamping later on. Then I draw a rectangle the size of the spoilerboard in Aspire, created a tool path and sent it to WinCNC … and that’s it. I machined the end and side of the spoilerboard parallel to the axis so I can align my work piece.