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    New to the forum

    I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Justin and I'm very new to the woodworking scene. I was a auto technician for many years, now I'm in a engineering position. I was looking for a new hobby that kept me free of grease and oil, so I picked up woodworking and couldn't be happier. I'm starting with cabinets and going from there. I just got the CNC router going a few months back, so I'm trying to tie that in with the cabinets. I guess back to work hooking the dust collector up. My furnace will thank me.

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    Justin
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    Re: New to the forum

    Hey Justin!

    Welcome aboard - another fellow CNCer! Cool stuff. Glad to have ya.

    How'd you happen to find us, anyway?
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    Re: New to the forum

    Thanks for the welcome. I wrote the name of this forum down on a piece of paper a month or so back. I think I was watching a video on YouTube. I think the guy was building a router lift and mentioned this website. (I'm pretty sure) I have to admit, I did have a few drinks during that time so I can't be 100% sure.
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    Re: New to the forum

    A router lift, eh? Maybe a CNC router? I took a ton of videos of my build ... coulda been that.

    Either way - we're glad to have ya!


    What kinda CNC do you have?
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome Justin. Sounds like you caught one of Beamer's Youtube videos. We're glad to have ya and we hope to see some pictures of your cabinets when you get em done or while you're working on them. We'll mostly take pictures of any kind really.
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    Re: New to the forum

    It must ave been one of Beamer's videos. I have watched so many in the last few months that's it hard to keep track.

    The CNC is based on a Fine Line design. (I think) My father started it years ago, we found it in pieces in his workshop when we were cleaning. I'm guessing my father really didn't have much luck getting it to run, so I took over where he left off. I just wish he was around to ask a few questions. But either way, it is working great. It is still in the "messy" stage, but it is working so good I hate to take it back apart to clean a few things up. Plus I'm still collecting parts to finish it. It's running Mach 3 for the router, with Vectric software to create the code. (Aspire, Vcarve Pro, Photo Vcarve ect..) I'm still learing the software though. I'll take a few pictures, just let me vacuum first. LOL.
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    Re: New to the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by autotec View Post
    I'll take a few pictures, just let me vacuum first. LOL.
    Vacuuming is not necessary. Sawdust just adds credibility that you're not just a tool collector.
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    Re: New to the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    Vacuuming is not necessary. Sawdust just adds credibility that you're not just a tool collector.
    Well then I'll post with some saw dust and a failure of my dust collection. I vacuumed before I cut this. My cyclone dust collector and shop vac collected the dust, but that's about it. I made a really rough cut just to see if it would pull the larger chips through the hose, but it didn't. So I'm calling it a failure. Table is 24" X 48". My wife wanted a flower, so I cut a quick sample file. I think I need a bigger shop vac, or a actual dust collector.
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    And a picture of my first cabinet. This was just to learn how to make doors, but it turned out pretty good. (for me) This was before I watched any videos, so the next one will be MUCH better. I used just the standard 1x12 boards from Menards to make this. This tought me how much nice wood really helps.
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    Re: New to the forum

    Hey there Justin.

    WELCOME aboard.

    Seems that we have some similarities.

    I started out as a mechanic.

    I was Marine mechanic(1972) they went over to auto mechanic.

    I then went to factory as machine operator (1977)
    Promoted to Engineering in 1987 ( I am a BSME)
    Still in engineering today

    I work with CNC and I play with CNC

    Love your machine.

    Glad you decided to come play with us.

    I like what you showed - I like that cabinet design - the doors are cool.

    GREAT CNC machine.

    What are you running for machine control software?

    What are you programming with?
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