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    Electric planer

    Anyone use an electric planer. Never had one so would like some advice on which one to buy. I want to mainly use it on reclaimed wood.
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    Sold Axminster table saw + 12 1/2 inch planer thicknesser

    Hi, what is the make and model of the planer?
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    Manual CNC machine

    Does any one know the likely cost of having a template, say 600mm x 600mm, made. Of text only.
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    Manual CNC machine

    It will have to be a duplicator, as I will have several lines of small text to cope with. I already have something in mind. Been looking at a number of YouTube videos to get ideas. Thanks for the input.
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    Manual CNC machine

    What a useful machine.
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    Manual CNC machine

    There is a company that makes them here in the UK but they are expensive for hobby work. https://cloneduplicators.uk/ I think I could make a simple machine that would do the job. Might have a go😀
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    Manual CNC machine

    Will not be any good as you can only do one letter at a time then you have to reset the machine.
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    Manual CNC machine

    I am looking at a copy carver, which may allow me manually to do this. What do you think?
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    Manual CNC machine

    Thanks for the replies. I am thinking of a template because I want to write paragraphs on wood, like poetry so the writing will be quite small.
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    Manual CNC machine

    It has occurred to me that I may be able to build a manual CNC machine for what I plan to do. I basically want to write text in wood at the same depth. As I am not very good at making neat letters with just a router on its own, some means of control of the router would be beneficial. A manual...
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    Router for CNC machine

    Sometimes the old ways of doing things are the best.
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    Router for CNC machine

    Martin said, "Not sure if carbide create will output the right type of file for the AXBB Controller, will need to check that one," Does anyone know if it will?
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    Router for CNC machine

    Ok, just to recap. I have purchased the killerBee from Portugal. I have downloaded the following software to try out, Inkscape, Vcarve Desktop and Carbide Create. I will purchase the motion controller from Hungary together with software.AXBB-E controller: The one thing I am still not sure...
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    Router for CNC machine

    If I go with the AXBB-E Ethernet Motion Controller, what software is best to run it.
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