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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Ship me your CNC and I will test it for the next 30 years. Or shorter depending on my longevity...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    The only router I use a a CNC one. It goes where you tell it to (usually!).


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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Ship me your CNC and I will test it for the next 30 years. Or shorter depending on my longevity...
    Make your own!!!

    I currently use an Excellon machine at work which was intended to drill and rout printed circuit boards. I use it to make test jigs and assembly aids... and cameras - see my panoramic camera link in my signature line.

    I am also using it to make my own CNC router.

    If you do a Google search for DIY CNC you will find all sorts of clever applications of various complexities which people use to make their own machines.


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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    When I was routing the edge to hold the GG, I did it with a hand held router. That's what real men do...
    Or was it real men do it with a hammer and chisel??

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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Real men would use a rebate plane.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebate_plane

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    However, I am new to wood and routers. If I still had access to a Bridgeport, I would make it out of aluminum, after all this is for a studio camera where weight is no problem.
    Despite having made guitars with hand tools only, I tend to treat all materials the same now. If it can be machined out of aluminium, I will use the same technique for wood (or Perspex).


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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Real men whittle while drinking moonshine, after they hand bore a rifle barrel.

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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Real men whittle while drinking moonshine, after they hand bore a rifle barrel.
    No wonder you have so many physical problems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Cienfuegos View Post
    No wonder you have so many physical problems.


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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Real men would use a rebate plane.




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    REALLY REAL men use a marking gauge and a shoulder plane...
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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Real men used something called a burin, flaked from an obsidian core, and made their groundglass backs out of mammoth ivory. It helped to kill the mammoth first,
    before it killed you. You had to keep your distance until your atlatl was properly loaded. They didn't have autofocus cameras back then either. And if you spent too
    long under the darkcloth, the smell of the wooly hide would get to you - if your own smell didn't get to you first.... At least this last feature of LF photography hasn't
    changed much over the millennia.

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    Re: Routing a precision 'ledge' for GG in mahogany, which bit type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Real men used something called a burin, flaked from an obsidian core, and made their groundglass backs out of mammoth ivory. It helped to kill the mammoth first,
    before it killed you. You had to keep your distance until your atlatl was properly loaded. They didn't have autofocus cameras back then either. And if you spent too
    long under the darkcloth, the smell of the wooly hide would get to you - if your own smell didn't get to you first.... At least this last feature of LF photography hasn't
    changed much over the millennia.
    Are you trying to say that Old LF Photographers never die, they just smell that way?

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