I’ve had no problems with cnc. (well, except for when I tried to do a 2mm step down with a 1/4" bit in some really hard knotty oak and ended up having to adjust the play in my x-axis) Can’t push step-down as much as I like but other than being a little slow had no problems with results.
wow you guys are amazing!
@sdj544 I will go down on my knees and honor to you!!!
@MooseJuice Let us take a little break and then we (perhaps i meant me) be back to the frontline again.
thanks for your words! For you and perhaps your family? stay clean and healty and have a nice 2021
You post some of the best makes I have ever seen. How did you get the fine details on the angled edges of those beer tap handles?
I just want to drink this beer!!!
A lot of tool paths with smaller and smaller bits. Start with 1/4" for clearing and work my way down to .8mm. A couple of them were around 6 or 7 tool paths plus contour to cut out. I measured the bits to where the shoulder starts so I get as much length as possible. A lot of bit profiles (including SM) lists their cutting length and you an actually push them beyond that. If you want to cut really deep (without a lot of planning) you end up limited to the shaft width. So the nativity I was only able to use 3.175mm ball end for final pass. Other than getting stock to starting size rectangular block I used SM for everything (including cutting slate) - no band saw or scroll saw.
Been trying to put together a walk through, but too busy making stuff. Just got recalled from furlough so not sure when that will happen now.
But it’s on an agle, did you put your pice in a jig to hold it at the right angle? And then cut each face individually?
Lmao Glad to find out I’m not the only person grilling him over the dirty details hahaha
Sdj has a very good understanding of the tools and how to use them effectively. It’s very impressive
No. Ball end with pocket clearing path does it pretty smoothly. A little bit of sanding to remove the tool marks.