That's the same one I got from Woodcraft. Those bits are great, but
mine had trouble with clogging and the clog would make it stick in the
It got frustrating having to whack the thing every two or three holes to
clear the clog.
Maybe it was the plywood, maybe it was just a case getting what you paid
for, maybe they've improved the bits. Just FYI, for anyone looking into
it. Maybe buy it local, in you can, so you can return it.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Yep, made one for a router equipped with a 5/8" bushing.
Then a few years later, he was seen using this one with a drill.
The drill version is a whole lot easier to use, IMHO.
OTOH, it doesn't get much easier than typing a short command line and
pressing "Enter" at the CNC console - then watching (or not) as the tool
does a faultless job.
The overkill part is knowing in advance that none of the shelves will
That was my thoughts, the g code would take minutes to write and thus would
be very cheap particularly as a local company would of done them in exchange
for some repair work I did on a controller last year. Still I have gone
with a cheap jig and will keep that favor in the bank for when cnc routing
is a better fit.
The jig should do a passable job for you - and you shouldn't be misled
by my (smallish-minded) attempts to remind the Festool crowd that those
tools aren't the final word in speed, accuracy, and ease of use. ;)
FWIW, I would expect that nearly all CNC routing shops already have a
code block to drill or rout holes on a parameter-controlled grid. Even
before my machine was delivered I had written that routine and another
to rout all the holes in Euro-style cabinets. I never made any kitchen
cabinets, but I've (re)used the grid-drilling code a fair amount. You
should probably revise their programming time to somewhere near zero.
Since you know enough to help them out with their controller, let me
encourage you to think about a project like
Not only might you find something like fun to build and play with, but
it's a wonderful jig- and template-making tool. :)
Now why did you have to go and suggest that, I was finally getting some of
projects completed and now you have given me the idea for a new one! ;)
Must admit I have considered it before but is only with my recent house move
I have had the space and it does sound like a fun project. Nice site by the
It's a good project to let simmer until winter, then stretch the design
work out until spring. It's not a big challenge so much as a collection
of tiny ones. At the end, the satisfaction from watching it work is all
out of proportion to the size of the machine and the work that went into
The most surprising part of the project for me was how much less
complicated the electronics were than I had imagined.
If you decide to build one, you're invited to consider me a resource -
and if you have difficulty finding (or ordering) parts, I may be able to
Thanks - it's actual proof that if one can just take enough photos, at
least some few are bound to turn out as intended. :)
On Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:43:39 -0500, the infamous Morris Dovey
I ended up with 287 or so pics inside the Wildlife Safari in Winston,
OR that one morning I went. Digital cameras rule. ;)
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace
will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will
blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
-- John Muir
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