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  1. #21
    First part!



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    Went fairly conservative on speeds as this was my first part. Around 3m/min and 5mm DOC
    Last edited by Shinobiwan; 02-02-2013 at 08:36 PM.

  2. #22
    Levelling the bed. Profile is done at 6.5m/min with 5mm DOC and the pocket for the bed levelling was 9m/min at around 1-2mm DOC. Took longer to hover the mess than it did to run the job!


  3. #23
    Whats that big fooookin clear tube thing hanging down the side for then.?????. . . Strap the bugger to spindle and turn it on.!!

  4. #24
    It was clean for months. It needs to get dirty lol

    A dust shoe is on the to do list but just like you said, now its done I can't be arsed and want to get stuck in cutting some of the things I've got designed and waiting. Glad I did all the tidying, probes and prettiness before plugging it in!

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobiwan View Post
    A dust shoe is on the to do list but just like you said, now its done I can't be arsed and want to get stuck in cutting some of the things I've got designed and waiting.
    Yep happens every time.!! . . . Soon has them steppers turn and spindle fires up all the plans turn to shit.!

  6. #26
    For once someone surfacing the bed at a respectable feedrate :)
    What stepover did you use? When surfacing MDF, if I require an especially good finish, for instance when machining a PCB, I surface the bed with a 40% stepover parallel to Y (since Y is the fastest axis) and if not I use around 70%

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobiwan View Post
    now its done I can't be arsed and want to get stuck in cutting some of the things I've got designed and waiting
    I know the feeling. I did make something to collect the dust initially, but it didn't work very well and I never got round to improving it...
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    For once someone surfacing the bed at a respectable feedrate :)
    What stepover did you use? When surfacing MDF, if I require an especially good finish, for instance when machining a PCB, I surface the bed with a 40% stepover parallel to Y (since Y is the fastest axis) and if not I use around 70%
    90% there as its not critical. I'm only laying 4x4ft sheets over the bed.

    Still got an ok finish even with the haste.

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  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Yep happens every time.!! . . . Soon has them steppers turn and spindle fires up all the plans turn to shit.!
    lol, cant wait for that day to come myself
    .Me

  9. #29
    More fun today.



    And the result:

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  10. #30
    What is the grey material?

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