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Old 05-31-2015, 09:22 AM   #1
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That's a pretty sweet slab! What's it for?

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Its going to be a desk top.
It's Elm. Never worked with Elm before. Should look nice with a clear coat on it.

Here is the off fall all sanded and detailed to use as a sample.
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Would love to keep that as a live edge . Beautiful slab .
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what's the other way?
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We are keeping both live edges. Concave against the wall to create the cord drop area. The sample is the sample edge as well. A little draw knife work on the sharp edge is all I'm doing.

Tom, the other way is how you would do it.
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Quick, install that thing before it becomes unflat.
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Elm is is one of the most beautiful table top choices.

My island in the kitchen is going to be elm, soon as I get around to it.
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That's cheating.
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That's cheating.

I paid the price for it.

To do this I created a "route" on a 5 inch thick material, told it to "pocket". The pocket choice basically creates the code to remove all the material within the route. Easy enough.

Then I just offset the Z axis at the machine by the depth I want to take for the next pass and run the same program. This is a setting at the machine that adds a number to every Z command that is in the program. In this case I just kept placing successive negative numbers to the Z for each pass. This is much easier than going back to the office and creating a new program for each pass and I could control the depth for the first and last pass easily. At the end, I had the Z offset by 3/4".

The danger is if you forget to zero out that offset and run another program.

Yes, yes I did just that.

Ran a fly cutting program to clean up the spoils board. The spoils board was about 1/4 inch thick. Fly utter bit was told to go a full 3/4" deeper than that. It got ugly real fast. Ate a circle in the top and limited out the machine. Still don't know if I knocked it out of alignment. We will see tomorrow.

Pretty much sucked the fun out of a Friday afternoon :-)

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Usually it's the memory that's 2nd to go. And viagra can't help that.
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Ouch man.

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