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  1. #1
    So thanks to Dean on this forum i managed to cut out the Aztec calendar.

    Unfortunately some small detail was lost due to the MDF tearing a little (really need a better cutter).

    Here is what i made:

    It took about 2.5hours all in all to make at a feed rate of 2000mm/m


  2. #2
    Proper Job!!
    Glad you got it all going

    peter

  3. #3
    That looks bleedin' great!

    What is the diameter of the piece and what size and type cutter did you use?

    TIA,
    Andy

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by WandrinAndy View Post
    That looks bleedin' great!

    What is the diameter of the piece and what size and type cutter did you use?

    TIA,
    Andy
    Thanks Andy!

    Its 153mm total width, 5mm thick.

    The cutter was just a 5 flute HSS 10mm chamfer tool (45degree) so far from ideal.

  5. #5
    Nice, now try it in aluminium...

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    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Nice, now try it in aluminium...
    Now that is even more impressive! Was that done on your big adjustable bed machine?

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by WandrinAndy View Post
    Now that is even more impressive!
    Thanks but it's not impressive really - one of the easiest parts I've ever cut since Jazz sent me the code so all I had to do was press run and do something else for 4 hours! It is a nice feeling though to see your machine make something so detailed...

    Quote Originally Posted by WandrinAndy View Post
    Was that done on your big adjustable bed machine?
    Yep, that's the only machine I've got that could do it since the mill has too much backlash.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  8. #8
    What bit would you recommend for cutting it in aluminium?

    Craig

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by craigrobbo View Post
    What bit would you recommend for cutting it in aluminium?

    Craig
    Jazz and I just used 6mm diameter 90 spot drills with a sharp point, but it would probably cut faster if you bought a 90 engraving bit. Having said that spot drills are exceptionally useful so this is a great excuse to get one!
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  10. #10
    Did one the other night on me laser.



    Five and a half minutes, never broke a cutter
    John S -

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