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  1. Recently I made the decision to step into the world of CNC routing machines and augment my small workshop and tool collection with a modestly-sized unit. With the rise in quality of low-end Chinese-made machines in recent years it has become easier than ever to purchase a small CNC router for home use capable of high precision. A quick search on online auction sites will reveal a vast array of pre-assembled units for sale starting in price from less than $700, with cutting beds up to 600mm x 900mm in size. While I am still a novice at CNC, hopefully my experiences can help others decide if tak
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  2. Two bearings are better than one - if the length of your bit shaft and router collet safely allow it.....add another. This 19mm/8mm shaft Luna Tools bearing-guided template bit from neteberg.eu is a prime candidate for an additional bearing. The code for a 19mm OD, 8mm ID shielded bearing is 698ZZ. A few of these cost a couple of Euros. A bargain considering that one "official" bearing costs €6! The collar was loosened with an Allen key and removed. Now's a good time to clean up your cutter and existing bearing. Wipe off any excess packaging machine oil from the new bearing with an a
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  3. No two workbenches are created equally, and a surprising number of details fundamentally alter their suitability despite (what might at first seem) superficial differences. Of course, a humble Black & Decker Workmate might not easily be comparable to a 16ft French-style Oak bench or even the dining table, however they can all be examined using the same criteria of, "what is useful to us as luthiers?". I think we can agree that this is far from ideal for working during winter on the patio (Source: Black n Decker) Go and do a quick Google Image Search for "luthi
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