Thread: few questions.
I'm looking to get something I can use T-Nuts in for my bed, I was thinking the 16x160 from this site
the size of my bed is about 320x420 so a metre of it should be fine. will something like this be suitable to hold a heavy vice?
the extrusion would sit on top of 10mm aluminium plate.
I'm also looking to get a vice, but I'd quite like to get one with a corner on it. So I could flip work over with out having to zero one axis.
Anyone know where I could find one? or do I just have to modify a normal vice?
I'd ideally want it to be under £50..
I recently made a clutch lever for my motorbike, but the edges were quite sharp and uncomfortable. I want to be able to make the corners/edges curves. I'm guessing I would need a ball end mill and take lots of passes moving outward slowly to make it curved?
I'm use vcarve but I'm unsure as to how I could do it in that, if you could suggest some software that can do it or how to do it in vcarve then that would be great!
I made my bed using strips of 16mm Ali spaced 10mm apart giving 45mm centre spacing and even at 16mm I can make them bend when clamping stuff down so my advice is go with the thicker stuff.
Edit: Oh and £50 won't get you much of a vice.!!
Obviously it wil be a 2 sided cut so some indexing will be required to get perfectly back in place when flipped and tabs to hold everything in place but with a little planing nothng to difficult and something Vcarve should easily handle.
I made this easily, but the edges are sharp,
I want it to be more like this
I can't seem to find the 2.5d functions in vcarve, though the software is compatible with solid works so I'm gunna give that a go.
Johns rounding over bit suggestion would work easily enough for that lever using a profiling toolpath but only cutting the area of the bit that you grip and not the cable clamping area.
I would make a copy of the lever profile and paste on a new layer then cut away the bits you don't want and use these lines for the profile toopath to follow using an open vector option. . . . . Will be dead quick and simple.!!
Edit: You will still obviously need to do two sided indexed machining and tabs located half way thru the lever.!!
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