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  1. Did you use your conversational cam software on this? Also what type of
    wood did you use?

  2. 21st Century Woodworking

    Walter: I did use the conventional cam software to do the tool pathing for
    milling the bottom of the skirt boards and the top, but that is just
    because I haven’t finished the modules in my code to do this. At this
    point is was just easier. I do want to add a combination point vector
    module so I can put in a list of points and it the code will make vectors
    from that. It would have been much easier to do that than do cam. I also
    want to add a surface planing module bounded by a point vector set.

    As far as wood, it is hard maple

  3. Looks BEEFY!! Very tight! We use a g code generator called
    Microvellum….It is lightning fast!

  4. 21st Century Woodworking

    WARNING, WARNING, WARNING

    IF RAGS GET USED TO APPLY BLSO FINISH, LAY THEM OUT FLAT TO DRY AND NEVER
    PILE THEM

    Boiled linseed oil (BLSO) is a great finish, but it is a product that
    undergoes oxidation as it ages and polymerizes. Modern boiled linseed oils
    contain metallic catalytic agents that accelerate the oxidation and
    polymerization. The oxidation is exothermic (generates heat). If you pile
    rags that are wet with BLSO the center of the pile can get hot enough for
    it to auto-ignite and start a fire. 

  5. 21st Century Woodworking

    Microvellum…. Looks like great software… how much does it cost?

  6. 21st Century Woodworking

    The entire bench weighs a little over 800 lbs, the top weighs almost 200 lbs

  7. Don’t know right now, 8 years or so back the whole design package with the
    code generator was about 20k

  8. What’s the size of that beast? Looks about perfect. I have a whole bunch
    of oak cut offs from a cabinet shop that I think may work pretty well for
    something like this – maybe glue them up on a sheet of MDF or something.
    Anyway, good stuff!

  9. 21st Century Woodworking

    the bench is 3ft deep and 6ft long. I built a tortion box and srip planked
    the top with maple and then wrapped the sides with 4 inch wide maple. One
    end of the bench also incorporates parts to house a threaded rod and nut to
    make a vise. I’ll start work on that next

  10. good stuff, thank-you!

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