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Old 02-01-2018, 11:42 PM
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Awesome work man. Iím just sitting here thinking about all the things Iíve done the hard way through the years that a cnc does the easy way. Itís like every day Iím thinking of something new that it will save time and work on, and I probably still donít have any idea...
Again, your work looks great.
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:34 AM
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:45 AM
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Awesome work man. Iím just sitting here thinking about all the things Iíve done the hard way through the years that a cnc does the easy way. Itís like every day Iím thinking of something new that it will save time and work on, and I probably still donít have any idea...
Again, your work looks great.
Mike, as you know from our conversations, we have been cutting since July and I don't think a week has gone by that I have not been amazed with this machine and its performance. Looking forward to you joining the "owner" column soon!
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:40 AM
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Mike, as you know from our conversations, we have been cutting since July and I don't think a week has gone by that I have not been amazed with this machine and its performance. Looking forward to you joining the "owner" column soon!

The more research I do the more ideas and thought processes I have. Itís exciting to think of where this will take my little business
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:53 AM
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Mike,

We got BIG plans for you around here !!

This forum has been a wealth of knowledge Jim, a lot of it is over my head, but Iím catching onto a lot. Anything Iím curious about I can usually find by using the search button. What I like about this forum the best is everyone seems more like friends, just good ole boys, know what I mean? No smart alecks like on other forums.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:58 AM
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:09 AM
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I would use the 3/8 compression. 2 passes down to .030 with an allowance of .010-.015. Make sure the compression has a CEL > 1"
Can one achieve a smoother cut with a compression bit in solid wood when compared to an up or down cut spiral? Or are we just trying to eliminate top/bottom tear out? Thanks
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:43 AM
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Ed...
Compression bit are my go to bits for most wood cutting. Maybe because I got used to them for veneer plywood, but mostly because they reduce chipout on both the top and bottom.

An upspiral will cut faster in some cases, but lifts material and chips the top. Down spirals cut slower but push material into the spoilboard. Hamburger helper for weak hold down
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:23 AM
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Gary, when you are using the compression bits for solid wood, like the mahogany the OP is asking about, are you still using multiple passes to get to depth, presumably with an allowance and a final pass "at the line" or are you hogging the whole cut in one pass to achieve the benefit that a compression bit gives like one might do with a capable machine and veneer sheet goods?
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:05 PM
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With hardwoods, unlike poplar core veneer sheetgoods which are "made to cut", usually multiple passes. Occasionally with an allowance pass when a really nice finish is required.
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