Jean [Fr]

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  1. Hi Everyone, Imagine someone saying I bought a drill to see how good it was and well... It's not great. It would be interesting to know which 3D printer you're talking about, and the year too. How many prints did you do in total with it ? I would say the same to Chestnut about design theft, is this a fair argument ? Many people do tools copy out of wood, and nobody is yelling for thievery. There's several designs for the same purpose. You should be aware you can't get a genuine Kerfmaker in Europe. On the other hand, the printed version is a fraction of the price and works perfec
  2. 5 woodworking stuff that are worth 3D printing. I would like to point out few things. The 3D printing time is not a hard fact. It must be compared to the transportation to and from the specialized store, or the online store shipping time. Please note the 3D printing time is not time consuming unlike building a jig/tool by yourself. Usually, the 3D printed stuff I need for my build is printed during the previous night or during other manual tasks like rough cuts or so. The overall precision of a standard 3D printer is <0.01" I did not spent much time looking forward to the best exa
  3. Thank you Chet, this is fair, and greatly appreciated. I edited the title and wrote few introduction words.
  4. I understand, no problem. Any advice to context the topic is welcome.
  5. Ok, I'm in the wrong forum area, I got it. I'm really sorry. Maybe a moderator will be kind enough to move this topic to the right place ? Do you think it's necessary to edit my first message to bring some light on the topic ? Something like "in friday live september 6th 2019, from 40'09" Marc said various things about CNC and 3D printing which are based on non CNC user commonplaces. This (I wish) friendly topic is an attempt to give people a window into the true essence of digital fabrication, from the CNC owner side, and a way to share opinions about CNC in general." Would it
  6. Sorry guys if the topic is of no interest for both of you. In his friday live, Marc challenged to make him change his mind about 3D printing. This is an friendly attempt. Thanks for your reply Chestnut, I don't try to convince you, I have no problem with different opinions. I just enlight what is misleading. To be valid, an argument needs to be true whatever the angle or the people. As people share their opinions, this is always rich conversations, and I believe we both understand each other. I hope my English does not sounds to drastic or rude to anybody, because that's not
  7. Hi everyone, I really don't know. But I got it by mail, you said "This is an incredibly loooong post complaining about what somebody said on the internet. im not reading all (any) of that. Good day." Feel free to read or not. No problem Chris. As you did not read, you could not notice this is not a complain about what somebody said on the internet at all, even if Marc is not anybody, but a respected opinion leader. Long story (reading) short: It's just about dissemination of clichés by people who are not aware about CNC, and have a false opinion. No complain, how can they know ? B
  8. This thread is started in reply to Marc TWW Friday Live's "change my mind" challenge (40' to 49'). Like hand tools people have narrow ideas about power tools, people who are not aware about digital fabrications says a lot falsehoods by misunderstanding. This is a friendly attempt to give people a window open to the essence of digital fabrication in general. This is not any personal opinion, just facts. What Marc said during the live makes me jump out of my chair. Sorry Marc, I don't want him to stop making videos, indeed, and I hope he was just kidding. But I'm afraid Marc's definite
  9. Hey @Mark J, well sometimes you'd rather be in front of your workbench.
  10. Hi there ! You guys are arguing about insert strength which does not really matter in frequent uses. Floating tenons, dowels, pocket holes, biscuits... have different strength for sure. BUT, as long as you use a modern wood glue, especially long grain on long grain, event without any alignment/reinforcement, the glue should be stronger than the wood itself. Obviously you can experience good results with any jointing system as long as the wood grain is properly oriented. End-grain is another story. Only long grain brings strength to a joint. So you want at least dowels or floating tenons.
  11. Domino machines are much better than the Triton. The TDJ600 works but it's not a great tool.
  12. Hi there, In France we have a saying : (don't trust) the man who saw the man who saw the beast. I own a TDJ600. This is not the best quality ever, (what would you expect for the price tag ?) but mine works fine. I mean the holes are drilled in the right place, and joints are flawless, dowels are hold tight. Some precautions by the way : I check the fences with measuring tools and I don't trust the graduations. You really need to push hard to dig into the wood. It's not about poor quality bits, but about the spring which is ways too strong ! This is a sign of poor engineering.
  13. In Europe a simple doweling jig have a great success, the Joint Genie. It's easy to make your own out of scrap wood if you're accurate enough. But I guess any jig from Rockler or whatever will do the trick. You can make your dowels from your Maple stock scraps, but Beech, Oak, Ash, Mahogany can work too. Please refer to a wood hardness chart to find species with a close hardness. Just avoid sap wood for dowels. Glue acts as a lubricant, so the same diameter, hole and dowel, is perfect.
  14. On the drawings the double tenons are too thick IMHO and the area in between the two tenons is too thin. Multiple tenons just allow a larger gluing surface, but are not stronger. Do you really need a larger gluing area ? Well, except oily woods or questionable glue type, you would probably not. The main thing to consider is the proportion mortise/tenon compared to your stock dimensions. Do a simple math : take your stock width, divide it by 3 and you'll get almost the good mortise/tenon size. (works both width and height). I agree with @gee-dub, I would use dowels on this kind of project.
  15. Happy new year from France guys ! Peace all over the world, I wish you a productive and quiet workshop for this new year !