I think I saw something on Facebook about this, but honestly, the organization of “threads” sucks there so I missed the details.
Do we have exact dimensions to start designing spoil boards? The dimensions on the website are a little generic. I say the two moose do a spoil board but no design details. Just curious if folks have started working on this - I’m happy to whip some stuff up, I just need the details.
I think… for myself i am leaning to a T-track system atm. reason is i think for a threaded system would work fine as well. but i think i will have to make lot more different styles of stops and clamps with a threaded system, over a T track system. T track system stop slides to you. threaded system you have to reach your part from the threaded area so im thinking this would require different size clamps and stops. I am new so i could be totally wrong .
I’m in a holding pattern also lol. I think for now Im just gonna fasten the entire piece of mdf, flatten it, and use pin nails to hold my work down until i learn the process better then I’ll worry with a clamping system.
Think im with Jake in this holding pattern I have also decided to just get a brad nailer and MDF scraps until i figure out what is best for me. I thought i was decided at one point then changed my mind… lol
Just make sure that the part you want to surface is less than 32.25" x 32.25" otherwise the bit will not be able to access it for clearing. That is the max cutting size of the Woodworker OF. Aluminium would give you a great rigid base, but you are probably going to want to overlay MDF or some sacrificial top plate.
Hey all. I finished my table for my OF and got antsy waiting for Ben’s dovetail design so I fooled around with a design on vcarve pro. I am a complete newbie, don’t have my table yet and am new to CAD/CAM so this was a complete shot in the dark. Can you veterans take a look and point out any/all flaws in my design thinking. This incorporates the microjig dovetail system and pocket holes. My first thought after finishing the design is that so much cutting into the wasteboard will severely sacrifice the integrity of the MDF. Should I be concerned about that? As for the CAM side, I used a profile path and plan on using a 1/2" 14 degree dovetail bit cutting 3/8" deep in one pass. I drew the vector lines to overhang so that the bit gets to the correct depth while off of the board, comes out all the way, and then goes in again at the correct depth. (Not included in this version but I plan on doing a relief cut with a 1/4" endmill before cutting the full dovetail). For the holes, I set it up with a 1/4" endmill using a pocket path just because I have no idea how else to cut the holes. I am attaching a pdf of the preview and the actual vcarve pro file for those that use vcarve. Any and all feedback welcome. Dovetail and Pocket Hole Spoil Board.crv (2.2 MB) Dovetail and Pocket Hole Spoil Board.pdf (255.7 KB)