Patriarch (in Xns96CE78D2A49E0patriarchatcomcastdo@18.104.22.168)
||| And the idea of water-cooling an electrical motor driven router
||| scares the dickens out of me.
|| It's only scary to me if I have to hold on to it. Water-based
|| coolant use in machining isn't uncommon. One of the ShopBot guys
|| used water cooling for a project in which he routed peoples' names
|| in *bricks* (not a typical use for the machine).
| My assumption is that the ShopBot was properly engineered to
| accomplish this and similar things.
| Such tools are infrequently sold at Ace Hardware, and never at
True (although I think the 'Bot was designed for woodworking - even if
people have set it up for all kinds of jobs with lasers, plasma
It's possible to use a router on all kinds of unlikely materials (even
Kevlar!) - and it's hardly ever necessary to buy tooling for one-off
jobs when there are people around who already have that tooling and
have accumulated experience in using it.
I've tackled a few "iffy" jobs with the CNC router where I've left the
shop immediately after hitting the "start" key and returned when the
job finished. These days I take that kind of job to someone who knows
how to do it without risking injury.
Y'know, I just realized that I haven't bought _any_ tools at Ace (or
Sears) since I got my first LV catalog...
| who has no problem with using the right tool for the job...
who is pleased to still count to ten on his fingers :)