View Full Version : Machining thin Balsa

04-04-2015, 04:39 PM
Afnoon all.... I have a challenge from a customer where I will need to machine some Balsa wood which is 3mm thick.

Small heart shapes, not many around 20 but are there any "Gotchas" I need to be aware of /

Currently using LH 2mm 2 flute cutters at 18000rpm and around 1200mm min... Toofast or what ?



05-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Long time since I did balsa ( prefer liteply) but biggest problem was furry edges / slightly ripped edges which needed cleaning up

05-04-2015, 12:03 PM
You could always lasercut it :)

05-04-2015, 08:37 PM
You could always lasercut it :)

If I had a laser would I be asking about feds and revs ?... But.as it happens the end result will be burned around the edges for artistic effect within a larger sculpture by a local artist.. So who knows....