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zumergido Tue 16 July 2013 14:04

nice work. its the second time i see the microwave over the stove, i dont see any stractor or air cleaner on that .. or simply nobody use the stove to cook.. or nobody cares about the smoke and vapors.

rcboats1 Tue 16 July 2013 14:07

Fernando, there is a fan/vent built into the microwave.

darren salyer Tue 16 July 2013 14:44

Thanks for the kind words.
The customer loves it , which is best of all.
I keep vacillating between CabinetPlanner and CabinetPartsPro.....
decisions decisions....

sailfl Tue 16 July 2013 16:05


What don't you like about cabinetplanner?

darren salyer Tue 16 July 2013 16:27

Nils, thanks for asking the question.
For whatever reason, I liked the "look" of CPP a little better, but when forced to think seriously to answer your question, I couldn't come up with a single thing I dislike about CabinetPlanner.
So, there it is, I'm off to download CabinetPlanner.:)

sailfl Tue 16 July 2013 18:06


I didn't mean to push you in one direction....

I looked at CPP and it does have nice screens. I might try the free version.

darren salyer Tue 16 July 2013 20:41

You didn't push me anywhere except to quit procrastinating.
I needed to decide in order to get some time behind the wheel before I need to go to work with either program.

Mojo Tue 16 July 2013 22:24

Very nice indeed! Cheers!

timberlinemd Wed 17 July 2013 20:59

I purchased Cabinet Planner the other day. For the price, why not. I'm very surprised at how much it does.

darren salyer Thu 18 July 2013 06:15

Hi Steve,
I saw your intro post on their forum a couple days ago.
I pulled the trigger, but haven't done much more than register it, and start reading the manual.

parrulho Fri 19 July 2013 19:39

Do you know 3d generator cabinet planner? Looks easy to work at the video demonstration. I'm also looking for that kind of software...

darren salyer Sat 20 July 2013 13:49

I've never seen that one, Paulo.

darren salyer Sat 20 July 2013 13:53

Had to spend a Saturday in the shop working on a customer project I'm behind on through no fault of my own....
Thought I'd take a few minutes to toolpath some brackets for a shelf for the shop radio....
Beauty of a MM? No such thing as scrap anymore.

jessyjames Sat 20 July 2013 18:54

Man that sure looks great. Nice job!

Mojo Sun 21 July 2013 06:23

Very Nice indeed.. someday for me i will stop drafting stuff i want to make and start making it lol. Still building my shop at home..

darren salyer Sun 21 July 2013 16:48

As I alluded to in post #253, I'd like to redo my spraybooth wall to look like an old rusty iron fašade.
To get started, I drew up a couple of simple frames to hold a piece of .220 Plexiglass which will become the windows to look into the booth.

darren salyer Sun 21 July 2013 16:49

These are 12"x18" inside, made of 3/4" MDF scraps and some 1/2" button head plugs.

darren salyer Sun 21 July 2013 17:08

Before the iron patina.

darren salyer Sun 21 July 2013 17:11

brackets need a couple more coats of paint, but here they are mocked up on the shelf, which is on its back on the workbench.

parrulho Mon 22 July 2013 08:41

lot of fun... wish to have my machine working. but not so far, already got my motors turning...

Andrew_standen Mon 22 July 2013 15:19

I like the rust finish, very convincing. Well done.

darren salyer Mon 22 July 2013 16:08

Thank you for the compliment Andrew, loks like you'll be starting to create things now...nice job on your MM.
Here is a pic of the first window installed.
All the galvanized metal needs to be patina'd now.

darren salyer Mon 22 July 2013 16:09

Huh, didn't notice the MM in the reflection, til I posted this. Neat. :)

pblackburn Mon 22 July 2013 16:10

Sure :)

Robert M Mon 22 July 2013 16:49

Just love this " look like an old rusty iron fašade"...looks great !;)

darren salyer Tue 23 July 2013 15:54

I feel so organized now....:)

darren salyer Sun 28 July 2013 18:57

Found this on Craigslist. Going to look at it tomorrow.
For 100 bucks, I can't build one.

darren salyer Mon 29 July 2013 16:10

I have the new kiosk in the shop and hooked up, and here is my first glitch.
The keyboard doesn't have pageup/pagedown keys which my Mach3 2010 screenset uses to control Z height..... uh oh.

darren salyer Mon 29 July 2013 16:11

another shot....

darren salyer Mon 29 July 2013 16:40

I'm embarrassed to say I forgot setting the pageup/pagedown on the old keyboard using the Hotkeys.
Reset the Z jog to U for up and D for down and all is right with the world.
Can't decide on a coat of MM blue or leave well enough alone.

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