Steve knight wrote:
| I had some fun making practice signs today. Found out Baltic birch
| plywood is not great. It fuzzes up and even the insides of the
| letters fuzz. But hey it was scrap so I can't complain.
Congrats on your new machine!
BB can be routed smoothly - at least smoothly enough to need a good
magnifying glass to see the fuzz - but you'll need to use really sharp
bits and use a finishing pass. I routed the parts (including the
half-axis hinges) for my JBot out of BB on a PRT-96 with very
| The others I did not hardboard.
| I need to get some mdf and melamine that will work great for signs.
They're ok for indoor signs - use something like Extira for signs
that'll be exposed to moisture or high humidity.
| Here are a couple of pics and some vids on youtube.
| the vids sound loud but that is only because the camera is right
| by the spindle while it is cutting without the dc on you can talk
| right by the machine when it is running and not cutting it is just a
Great, isn't it? <g>
| the router is a shopbot prt alpha with a 4hp spindle router.
| that's a real 4hp not that fake 3.5ph only girly girls have (G)
| lots to learn still the software to design everything is the hard
| part for me.
It'll get easier with practice - and remember that there's good help
available on the forum. Don't be bashful about asking questions.
DeSoto, Iowa USA