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    Walnut Slab Table Top

    This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time, but my machine was not big enough.

    Since I made the video I have recreated the CNC program so there is not as much wasted movement.


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    I was gona say that was way to slow when ya started Looks like fun Leo
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    That's turning into a mighty purty piece of wood, Leo!

    You used an Offset cut. What criteria do you use to determine whether to use an Offset or Raster cut?
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    That does look handy especially for something as ornery looking as that piece of wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    That's turning into a mighty purty piece of wood, Leo!

    You used an Offset cut. What criteria do you use to determine whether to use an Offset or Raster cut?
    I just threw it together in a couple of minutes. I was a bit excited to do some cutting and a little impatient. The next day, I actually picked up all the points around the perimeter of the shape and did an offset to do a little flattening. I flattened both sides and ran it through the sander. I then mixed some black color into clear epoxy and filled all the cracks. It is looking really good. It's a side project and I will be slowly working on it. Eventually I will do a bar top finish. This is for my den.

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    I guess that that was the bigger diameter bit you could use, isn't it Leo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    I guess that that was the bigger diameter bit you could use, isn't it Leo?

    Tony, no not the biggest - it's just what I have on a 1/2 shank.

    I can use a planer or bowl bit at 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 There are also larger bits. I can hold anything with a 1/2 shank.

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    Really anxious to see the finished project. There is some killer curl in the crotch area. Having a CNC just opens up so many possibilities. If I only had the room and a little more money.
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    What I like about the CNC for this is that I can flatten and plane stuff that I cannot do on my conventional machines.

    The table is a side - side - side project. It is going to be extremely slow going.

    Yes - there is some beautiful figure in the wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    Tony, no not the biggest - it's just what I have on a 1/2 shank.

    I can use a planer or bowl bit at 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 There are also larger bits. I can hold anything with a 1/2 shank.
    So, why you didn't you use a larger one, wouldn't it have take less time to mill the board?
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