Mick S

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  1. They wouldn't need to be at an angle unless I'm missing something. The tenons would be at 90 degrees to the bottom of the shelf and to tops of the legs. Edit: Just realized that you meant relative to the edges.
  2. If you having a way of making mortise and loose tenons I would go with that. As narrow as your legs are you wouldn't need to worry about movement and a ⅞" bottom should be more than adequate mortise depth for the application.
  3. I would look into bending ply - special plywood that bends and can be formed to a radius. It comes in 4 x 8 or 8 x 4 sheets in varying thicknesses. I've used it on a few projects and found it very easy to work with. http://packardforestproducts.com/bending-plywood/
  4. Sometimes you just have to find ways to amuse yourself.
  5. Did you dye the dinizia, since it's normally very reddish? Never mind, just went back and reread the post.
  6. I have the 7518 in my lift and have been happy with it. Sometimes the speed control is a bit wishy-washy, but it's performed well, all in all. My brother got one and used it for a week and sent it back for speed control issues and replaced it with the Portamate. He's been happy with it.
  7. My trick, from many years of using it on CNCs is to place the point of a knife aiming from the center of the piece of tape to a corner, just inside the corner. Prick through the film pushing the knife toward the corner and lift. Again, the knife is pointing from the inside to outside right near the corner. The film will stretch and lift right off.
  8. I've been happy using Shurtape from Lowes paint department in 2" wide rolls for CNC applications and one time pattern routing, etc. Doesn't take much.
  9. Not always, Mark. The majority of my bits are solid carbide one piece router bits. I suspect the one he's using is solid carbide. And ditto ditto on the template.
  10. For those interested, here's a really good video of the utility of the PantoRouter for making chairs -
  11. Also, I’d recommend using a round nose bit for a drip groove. Much easier to clean.
  12. Send me the address. I'll make sure you have beer!
  13. Required Staff is my middle name!
  14. 1. It's in my shop 2. For joinery it's much easier and faster than programming and fixturing on a CNC. 3. It's very difficult to do things like dovetails and box joints on a CNC. I've done mortises on a CNC fairly often, but the setup, locating, etc is something of a pain. CNCs are great for lots of things, but not for everything. PS - Next time you're up in this area let me know. Happy to demo it for you!