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StevenZ 30th June 2012 09:35 PM

StevenZ's Alpair 12P Build
Well folks, it has begun. I got a little time this weekend to draw up some Alpair 12P Standard Pensils, and threw it into the CNC router. I took a video for you guys to see how quickly my CNC router cut out the entire enclosure with internal bracing. I ended up scrapping the bracing you see being cut out at the beginning of the video because I wasn't happy with they way they came out. Anyways, here's the video. Enjoy!

Mark Audio Alpair 12P - CNC Router - YouTube


aptquark 30th June 2012 09:58 PM

Sweet. Is that your machine?

If so, what kind is it and how much do they run?

vaughn 30th June 2012 10:01 PM

Felt like I was watching a video of "How It's Made":D

Love it, nice machine to have access to!

StevenZ 30th June 2012 10:02 PM

Well, it's mine to use as I please but I am not the owner. It's my Father's machine for his custom cabinetry business.

How much do they run? Well.. this one cost a couple hundred thousand. But I'm sure you can find them cheaper. ;)

aptquark 30th June 2012 10:04 PM

Is he looking to adopt anyone?

doorman 30th June 2012 11:52 PM

For the rest of us who toil away with jigs, routers, table saws et al, it almost ain't fair!!

buzzforb 30th June 2012 11:55 PM


vinylkid58 1st July 2012 02:09 AM

I hope Chrisb doesn't see that video clip. He put in a LOT of work this week cutting/preparing material for my Super Pencils.


StevenZ 2nd July 2012 01:45 PM

Well folks, not all that glitters is gold. I started the build immediately after the parts were cut out and apparently the CNC router isn't cutting all too accurately at the moment. All of my parts were almost 1/16" short which compounded into big problems. I double checked the programming process to make sure I accounted for tool offsets and all that stuff so I'm 100% positive it wasn't on my end. I'll have a tech out here later on today to calibrate the machine back to spec.

Unfortunately that was an $80 piece of domestic hickory plywood that just went to waste. Looks like I'll have to do it the good ol' fashioned way on this one. Time to dust off the hand routers and panel saw. :)


jimbro 2nd July 2012 02:05 PM

Poor you - having to resort to a panel saw.:rolleyes:

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