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    A customer asked me if I'd ever made any of these. I guess I'd considered it in the past, but gave up on it because (1) I don't have a CNC machine and (2) I found all of the normal hole-drilling methods insanely tedious.

    But I got bored one day, and as luck would have it, I had a big pile of thin stock over in the corner. It dawned on me that, as long as I used material that was thin enough, the laser could handle the "drilling". (Insert big "DUH!" here.) Here are the results:
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    (And if I ever start to make anything from padauk again, just shoot me before I get to the sanding/finishing stage.)
    Last edited by Lee DeRaud; 05-01-2009 at 05:03 PM.
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    very nice! I like the "curvy road" and clear ones
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    Now that is cool. My parents play it all the time, never done it myself. If you don't mind me asking, where did you find the pins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Now that is cool. My parents play it all the time, never done it myself. If you don't mind me asking, where did you find the pins?
    They're "Columbia pegs", made (I think) by the Columbia Screw Company in Maine. The site www.petespegs.com is by far the cheapest place to buy them in any decent quantity...I think he's the "factory outlet".
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaLea Thoits View Post
    very nice! I like the "curvy road" and clear ones
    The acrylic one was kind of an experiment. It's not glued, it's held together with two aluminum connector bolts: the idea is you can take it apart and put a photo or something between the bottom and middle layer.
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    Lee, nice job on all four.

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    Man, those are slick-looking. I like the second one in the lineup the most.

    Re: the padauk...what? Don't you like orange? You can just THINK of sanding padauk and everything in your shop will be covered with orange sawdust.
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    1- just how thick can you go with a laser? Those don't look that thin.

    2- Paduak. uh-oh. I've got a night stand coming up with that for the top. I'd better make sure I've got the dust mask + vacuum all primed and ready when I get my round-tuit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    1- just how thick can you go with a laser? Those don't look that thin.

    2- Paduak. uh-oh. I've got a night stand coming up with that for the top. I'd better make sure I've got the dust mask + vacuum all primed and ready when I get my round-tuit
    I can do 1/4" in most woods (and acrylic), these are five-layer sandwiches from 0.15" stock. They don't need to be that thick, but I need an odd number for symmetry and the pegs would bottom out with only three layers (bottom layer is solid).

    Sanding padauk is like diving head first into a barrel full of crushed Cheezy-Poofs.
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