I'm currently using a CNC router to modify the casings on a pair of Doge 9's. They're supplied looking like this
But the owner would like easier access to the valves. So he's asked me to cut back the lid, the two side plates and the front corner pillars. The first one's nearly finished
I just need to make up a couple of closure pieces to fill the gap indicated by the arrow and its match on the opposite side. The side plates are 8mm thick and the front pillars are 15mm so the preliminary cutting by hand with a hacksaw really belongs in the Diet and Exercise thread ! The router is used to bring the cuts down to the final dimensions and to deliver a decent surface finish. It also puts in a few additional screw holes.