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Old 08-25-2020, 01:18 PM
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Thanks, I ordered the version 3. I found a couple of the angle guides, so Iíll be good to go. Free shipping for our state!

Hereís one more vid. For 120$ I just isnít worth making myself.

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Exactly. USA made and cheap. I would spent more time gathering materials and probably a day or 2 building plus probably spending 3/4 the cost buying the materials. Did you go with Swag?
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Old 08-25-2020, 04:52 PM
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Thanks, I ordered the version 3. I found a couple of the angle guides, so Iíll be good to go. Free shipping for our state!

Hereís one more vid. For 120$ I just isnít worth making myself.

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Exactly. USA made and cheap. I would spent more time gathering materials and probably a day or 2 building plus probably spending 3/4 the cost buying the materials. Did you go with Swag?
Yes, version 3. Uncoated, Iíll rattle can it. Thanks for the tip. Most others donít have a guide.
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Shop tools, not metal working. I bought their lawn tractor tire changer and have used it a lot.

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Still looking at used tire machines, seems like there are a lot at reasonable prices. Probably wonít go with HF.

This guy has some good videos. Sort of throws in some dry humor, but this one I really like. Get a huge vice pretty quick and easy.

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The company I work with for prototypes made my plenum. Everything they make is one off with sacrificial temporary tooling. The part below is clamped on both ends but the part is double side taped to MDF. I have seen them do smaller parts just taped. The accuracy is incredible. And you can profile cut down into the MDF.

They make a lot a surgical products that can't be clamped.

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CNC is probably taking fine cuts. I tend to have less than ideal cutters and take too much material, so double sided tape probably won’t work for me.

I guess they use the mdf so it sticks good. My table would never be oil free, so the mdf makes sense.

But, it obviously works!
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It's actually hogged out of a billet with the same setup. It's not production work so they aren't taking huge cuts but still surprises me when I see them do that.

I guess the point is the only clamps I've ever seen them use are toe clamps. I think the MDF is taped to the table also.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:55 AM
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I think the MDF is taped to the table also.
They do nice work.

This 6061 guy has great videos. After getting half way through my pie cut project I found this. Probably wonít build it.

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I want to make some cuts on parts and need a bigger lathe (more swing).

I might just do this:

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I like the idea of using an old saw blade.


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I looked at his YT channel (Make Everything Workshop). Some interesting stuff.
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Lots of good content on YT.

This louver machine is pretty good, no pre-slicing. His assistant isnít as pretty as the one above.

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