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Still have all my fingers
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Here is a way that I came up with to alleviate melamine chipping when you are not using a CNC or a scoring blade. Most of the time you can hide chipping by turning the chips out to an unexposed area however on things like shelving and euro cabinets it can be difficult if not impossible to conceal them


The key to the set up is a compression cutter. The bottom of the bit is an upshear while the top is set up as a down shear. This particular bit is a Onsrud 60-569 4 flute compression spiral

 

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Curmudgeon
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Thanks, never knew such a thing
even existed.
I have used the router table as a
"mini-jointer," nice tip.
 

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The Duke
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Alright, so where do you purchase those guys? Locally or is it online? Solid Carbide?

I need to stop coming here. I don't have enough money as it is.

edit: nvm, found this place. $137 among hundreds of other bits. Just great.

http://www.ballewsawandtool.com/catalog/Onsrud.pdf
 

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Maker of fine kindling
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This is why I keep asking for you to hang out here more.

Nice use of a compression bit:thumbsup:

Now if you figure out how to get that router table to apply the edge banding it will save me 50 grand on a edgebander with premill. :laughing:

Come on Bergy, show me what ya got.:clap:

Here is a link to a great supplier of bits like these. It's a family owned business up in cheese head country. Brian is a great guy to talk to about your tooling needs and doesn't mind chattin it up about the Packers.:thumbsup:

http://www.vortextool.com/
 

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Maker of fine kindling
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Alright, so where do you purchase those guys? Locally or is it online? Solid Carbide?

I need to stop coming here. I don't have enough money as it is.
Bergy says throw money at it till it stops sucking. (there is a joke in there some where :laughing:)

60 bucks will stop the pain if you have everything else.:thumbsup:
 

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Still have all my fingers
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Gus I am still kind of mad at you for sharing your homemade lipping planer idea after I spent all my money on a Virutex. I will be keeping my edgebanding secrets to myself until after you are up and running. Might I suggest a nice Homag 3mm machine with a sizing station and an 8 rack magazine,CNC controlled of course......:thumbup:. Why to you need a premill anyway?


Here is what I was using this particular set up for, a melamine built in closet organizer



Bass, Don't worry the weather will get better in about six months. You can work on becoming a cyber version of the late great Sam Maloof in the meantime :notworthy
 
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