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Burl

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Re: Projects to Show Off
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2013, 04:12:32 AM »
Thanks Fred
Acrylite is the name of the plastic and it was 3/8" thick. You would not have to go that thick. I carved about 3/16-1/4" deep.

The board is a 3/4"x 3"x 14" long. I simply machined (on the DWC) then drill the hole for the cable. The LED light strip (you can buy on e-bay cheap) just lays in the bottom. You can buy single color or multicolor. The whole multi strip ran about $25 but this included the power supply along with a controller with a remote. The remote lets you turn it any color you want plus different modes. Flashing and changing colors.

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 03:27:15 PM »
Was playing around with Lithophane

Carved in 4" x 4" Corian sample 1/2" thick
Surface milled Corian to 1/4" thick
Used 1/16" end-mill at a feed rate of about 30 (may be able to run faster)



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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 03:28:36 PM »
Carving with normal light

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 03:29:12 PM »
Carving with Backlight  (a little blurry...was having trouble holding carving and taking the picture)

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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2013, 07:46:08 PM »
Latest lithophane
(click on the image and it will roll through the stages of the project)
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 02:39:49 AM »
I've been helping a friend with a product he is developing. It'a an Automatic Pet Fountain that uses a standard Bistro bowl as the base. My part was to make a lid. I milled this out of 1/2" PVC. On the first ones, I used a single flute spiral bit from Amana that is meant for plastics. It did ok, but the straight 2 flute general purpose bit from Rockler actually did better.

http://www.mg-wood.com/?attachment_id=184

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2013, 04:14:51 AM »
Well I finally took the time to run an Aluminum piece. The cut is about 1/8" deep and 2"x3". I used a 1/8" ball mill with .010" step over. After the first attempt failed because of the bit being loose  :D and moving up into the collet, it turned out great. I have been slow in doing this because the last time I tried cutting AL I got a heat issue. This time I ran at 10"/min with router at 2/3 speed and it ran fine. No heat. :)

Hope you enjoy and try something new.

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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2013, 04:23:14 AM »
Very nice. How deep per pass? Full 1/8" depth? Carbide ball mill?  Have you tried any air vortex cooling devices?

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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 06:39:27 AM »
It was a full 1/8" per pass (one pass) and a carbide ball mill. The one that comes with the machine.
I have seen the vortex cooling system but I don't think it is needed. I know my piece didn't heat up.

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 07:45:16 AM »
I had this idea...  So I pulled 3 boards out of my cedar fence, clamped them all to the DWC at once (had to remove the center 2 bolts from the bed) and carved them. :)

I've since carved a 6 board wide dragonfly by cutting the art in half but haven't taken a photo of that one yet.
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2015, 12:26:24 PM »
I thought I would share my Telecaster I built with my DWC.

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2015, 05:00:15 PM »
Very nice.

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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2015, 09:00:21 PM »
A couple of my first signs

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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2015, 09:01:28 PM »
Another

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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2015, 07:20:42 AM »
This is my first attempt at text stacking. Once I figure the tool changes for rapid clearance, I should be able to make them in 1/3 the time it takes now