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CNC Shop San Diego Area?8/1/17
I need to find a local CNC shop in the San Diego area. The shop I normally use is booked up for the next few weeks.
I've already looked in the Woodworkers Directly page on Woodweb, only one listing there,
I've googled it and found three shops but none have called me back yet,
hope someone can help!
It would help if you gave some info on what you want done.
Yeah I just came back to the computer to do that!
I build these azumaya / gazebos with a 'draped' roof,
and all the rafters and roof pieces need to be cut by CNC as each is different. Most all the pieces are cut from 2x12 clear KD VG western red cedar, 1 5/8" thick. Some of the rafters are 8' 8" long.
I have the dxf files, and I do about one of these a month.
This can be some splintery stuff!
Here's the actual count, would be nice if they could wide belt all the pieces.
I'm still looking for a local CNC shop.
besides looking in the Woodworkers Directory, and googling, how else could I find a shop??
Try 100K garages they are a group of cnc users that do work for people that summit projects
That's a pretty good lead Jerry! I found 4 in my area but all have 8' tables and I sometimes need 8' 6" to 9'.
is it easy enough to position the 2x12 board on an angle to get that length I need?
I would not be to hard to do that but it still won't get you a big enough area. Ask them about tiling the pieces that are to long. that should get you the size you need. they start the cut and then side it to finish it
I am not in California, but if you want to look into the freight from CT for it I would be happy to cut them and put them on pallets to you.
Thanks for the great advice guys!
My usual cnc shop has been doing a pretty good job cutting this VG wr cedar, only real problems happen when the wood is still a little wet inside, leaving a fuzzy cut.
But now I might be taking this to a new shop. What would be the best type of 1/2" router bit to use on this (sometimes) KD, VG splintery cedar?
two, or three flute, downcut, upcut? Brand of router bit??
I went to Rockler and picked up a 1/2" spiral with three flutes, and each flute has three tiny notches / nicks cut into them. I forget what type bit it was called, is this a good type with those little notches??