What did you cut on your Shapeoko/ Nomad today?

I always get hung up on PVC pipe specs being for the ID rather than the OD. Something else to work out. If I had a lathe, I’d turn them down to a given OD. For clamping it would be fine to just use a contiguous joint of PVC pipe. For positioning???

One other way to do this is to use aluminum tubing that does have an OD spec. Should be soft enough for accidental alterations ( :smiley: .)

I assumed I would just use calipers to get the OD and then do several tests in a scrap piece.

Shouldn’t matter if the OD is weird as long as it’s consistent. That may be stretch😂

So far so good. I don’t plan on moving them at all. So it should remain square until I do decide to remove them or unless I just accidentally bump them hard enough to move it. Then I guess I’d just put my indicator on it & check the run out. Though seeing as how I’m really just in my garage & not machining actual parts to blue print specs I’d probably just re-skim these or make some new ones. :man_shrugging:

I was struggling with my old screwed on fence, so I decided to make an upgrade. My new pin fence should be more accurate and versatile. They also act as locating pins for any flip machining I will be doing.


Very nice paint job !

Small shelf for flip flops. Carved the sides and made the rest. All material was scrap from the shop. Sides are MDF with simple sprayed clear coat finish.


Is that glass on top. I had a patio table that was the fake rattan and after 2 seasons it was coming apart so I threw it away but saved the glass top. So I have a spare piece of glass laying around. Not sure if it is regular glass or tempered glass. Not sure if you can cut tempered glass without shattering it. I was chinesiumn patio furniture so it might just be regular glass.

Nice place to put your shoes.

No. The top is a high density core with glossy laminate. I picked up some pieces from a high end cabinet guy who got smart and moved out of California. The material is made in Spain and has a protective wrap that peels off to reveal that wonderful shine.
BTW, tempered glass will shatter if you try cutting it.

Nice, You did a good job Sir! :+1:

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I tried drilling tempered glass. It is good at not breaking unless you cut into it. It explodes.

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A little something for my granddaughter as a training and learning exercise for me.


Making two piano shells for my son-in-law to perform at various resturants and bars in a “dueling piano” type setting. Cut the legs, tops and frames with the 3XXL and had to tile the top and frames in three section due to the overall size. Also cut the side arms for the keyboard area.

The shells fold up with the keyboard folding along with the legs making both units able to fit into his Honda van easily.


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