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Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 11:46 am
by OG1
Mr. Kieth suggested I share it here so I am. The process has gone much slower than I hoped but life through curve balls at me. Setting up the acorn board was pretty simple and using CNC 12 has been very easy to learn. Fusion 360 started very overwhelming but each day it gets easier and easier.

Here is a brass and a titanium charm I made for my daughter and her friend (soft jaw work holding, engraving, chamfering, drilling).
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A Sugar Skull while understanding how to import svg files (facing, engraving, chamfering (off zero lol).
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Rotary Axis testing making facets(rest done on a lathe).
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shx font exploring (facing, engraving, stock squaring)
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testing engraving locating with multiple heights on an old 80 that was ruined by me lol.
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Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 12:25 pm
by glbreil
Excellent looking engraving, what tool and what depth?

Great job, Gary.

Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 12:49 pm
by OG1
glbreil wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 12:25 pm Excellent looking engraving, what tool and what depth?

Great job, Gary.
Thank you Gary!

The first one and what I finally settled into is a 3/32 2F carbide end mill. The Other and one I can push harder is a 1.5mm tapered ball. I have been running them @ 15 inch per min with 2 passes at .002 each for a total of .004. The titanium was waaaay too hard and I broke it right away but slowed that one down to 5 im and it ran great. My learning curve was and still is getting a single row pass instead of tracing both sides of the line. The one stand-alone block above I finally figured that out with Romans.shx font and a new svg for the horse.

Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:57 pm
by glbreil
Well, it looks great. I would’ve figured it was deeper than that. Nice work!

Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:21 pm
by cnckeith
nice thanks for posting! great work.
would love to see a nice overall shot of the machine :D

Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2024 3:57 pm
by OG1
Designing some slide work in Fusion and decided to test it first on some 440 stainless before pulling the trigger (photoshopped it on the slide also just to see if it will look ok) on the slide. I think it came out pretty good. It was a lesson in the limits of my end mill with radius corners. I had to redesign it several times before I figured that out.

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Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:55 pm
by cnckeith
cool!

Re: Some recent stuff dialing everything in:

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:47 pm
by OG1
cnckeith wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:55 pmcool!
Thank you sir, I am about to ask a tech question on the build thread.

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