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Old 14-03-2013, 12:49 PM
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A little tip here. When I ordered my first engraving bit for the cnc a few years ago I said that it looked an awful lot like a dental bit. The next time I was in his chair I asked Dave what he did with his used bits. As luck would have it he only used them once and threw them out. He started saving them for me and I probably have been given over 4,000 of them over the last few years. The next time you're in to see your dentist, ask him what he does with his used bits.

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Old 14-03-2013, 06:27 PM
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I might try that - especially after he charges me an arm and a leg for treatment. Really good tip Skipper.
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Old 14-03-2013, 06:44 PM
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fit into a Dremel with a 1/16" collet.. Damn Americans.
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I saw your photos earlier and it's an impressive build. I was intrigued by the LED lighting. It looks like it's going to be a very heavy house!

I wonder if here, the dentists wouldn't be allowed to pass on anything due to H&S regs.

I look forward to seeing more of your build. It's really interesting seeing scratch built houses.
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Old 14-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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Hi Skipper...just caught up with you.....great build and great tips.....scarred of dentists though..........looking forwardto seeing your progress....
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Old 14-03-2013, 09:42 PM
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I saw your photos earlier and it's an impressive build. I was intrigued by the LED lighting. It looks like it's going to be a very heavy house!

I wonder if here, the dentists wouldn't be allowed to pass on anything due to H&S regs.

I look forward to seeing more of your build. It's really interesting seeing scratch built houses.
It weighs a bunch now. About 40 lbs. I'm estimating about 50-60 when done. I hope to build a mobile storage cabinet underneath of it so we can move it around easily.

Starting on the Top Rail for the stairs tonight. I'll send pics if it works out.
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Old 16-03-2013, 09:34 PM
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The stair handrail has been a nightmare. It kept cracking because of size. Came up with a solution to prevent bending while machining. Again ... no one sells walnut pieces. Handrail is machined from 1/4" walnut doll rod. I'm going to make one more attempt at machining my balusters out of aluminum next week when it gets here because I'm painting them white anyway. I bought 3/32" tig rod for $20 including shipping. There is enough rod to do 10 2 story houses. I'd really like to have a turned baluster but if I can't get it then I'll paint the ones you see in these pictures white and be done with it. The machine is a cnc router I built last year.
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Old 16-03-2013, 09:34 PM
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Trail fitting everything. Only one shot to glue it together. Staircase and treads are not glued yet making the fitting a pain.
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Old 17-03-2013, 02:49 PM
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Those are looking really good so far.
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Old 17-03-2013, 03:20 PM
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Very good...photos too of how youve been progressing...
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