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Old 09-19-2014, 11:05 AM
rcrawford rcrawford is offline
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Default Man these yellow machines are accurate!!

Ran a batch of 48 legs and 12 stool tops. As I was gluing one together early this morning, I was again impressed with the accuracy of the joints that I've been getting with my cobra, time and again.

I was able to dial in the tightness until I can't even dry fit them anymore (can't get them apart if I dry fit them). So I just go on faith that they will slide together once I lubricate them with glue. These have been glued and then started sanding. The joints have no touch up, straight off the machine.

So a big shout out to all the fine folks at CAMaster for putting together one hell of a machine! I have the older style of Cobra, without the machined rails and only 1 Y-axis servo. Love this machine!! Keep wanting to upgrade but I simply cannot find a good enough reason to sell this machine!!
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:42 AM
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That's amazing work Russell...especially having to work from both sides and getting it all lined up right. Congratulations!

Re: selling the machine...I'd wait till they come out with the rotary tool changer later this year.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:50 AM
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Nice looking work. If the joints are that tight are you getting enough glue in there? Do you have any photos of the parts before assembly? The inlays look perfect. Is the stool top flat, it appears to be slightly scooped out?
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:24 PM
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Thanks Charlie! Two sided cutting really is the challenge, and let's you know if your machine is set up right!! I didn't know they were coming out with a rotary tool changer. That's cool. Less space. Now they just need to switch to the tool holders that load and unload from above, so the dust boots can be revamped.

Brian, I can take some pictures of the parts before gluing, as I still have a few from this batch to glue up. I'm not worried about too little space for glue. I apply glue to both parts of the joint and it soaks into the fibres a bit before I slide them together. Thus a thinner film between the parts gives a stronger bond. I'm still not as tight as when I joint two surfaces and clamp them together, and that joint is stronger than the wood itself.

While I do dish out some of the stool tops, these are all flat tops. I have had good success with curved inlays but they are too time consuming for these particular stools, and customers don't appreciate the difference enough to pay more for that feature.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:36 PM
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Another fine stool sample.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Very nice stool specimen !
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:21 PM
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A simple, but beautiful design. I like it.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:28 PM
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Russell,

Your stool looks fantastic. You are a true craftsman that is for sure. I like the aluminum jig you made for machining the tops. How do you machine the legs? Do you have an aluminum jig for them as well? Great work!
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:11 PM
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Here is my favourite inlay yet. Purpleheart, walnut and cherry on a maple stool top. Its been freshly sanded in this picture, so the woods have lost their colour. The cherry and purple heart will darken to a much richer colour over time. Had to go through all the scrap in my shop to find that particular colour of cherry sapwood for the tiger face.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:08 AM
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Very nice! Your toes look good too
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