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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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with the last bunch of big Polish eagles from the last festival. But 2 more custom orders just came in. Still have 1/2 doz smaller things to do yet plus 4 Polish family coat of arms.
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Good for you John. Must be really enjoying retirement
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Good for you John. Must be really enjoying retirement
Cutting is a lot more fun than tracking down, wiring, and trying to assemble parts hoping it all works.
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Those look really great John! But where's the paint? 😉
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.. wow!!!
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Those look really great John! But where's the paint? 😉
That hurt. lol

They wanted wood. Customer is always (mostly) right.

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Cutting is a lot more fun than tracking down, wiring, and trying to assemble parts hoping it all works.
I have no comeback for that one

except you left out insulating


John, how much time on the cnc does one take? Do you have a bit of cleanup , sanding etc?
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except you left out insulating


John, how much time on the cnc does one take? Do you have a bit of cleanup , sanding etc?
Loaded question, Rick. Depends on the cut depths of the rough cuts (or even if you do a rough cut), bit size, speeds, and stepover per cent. I don't run mine over 200-250 ipm just because that's my comfort level. It will go a lot faster. But 200 ipm means 200 ipm, not the slower speeds that the other machine does because of the acme screws. Sharp bits mean less fuzzies to clean up. Also depends on the type of material. Hardwood cuts smoother than softwood. Some of the pine blanks cut real smooth and others leave a lot of clean up. A good brush and sanding mop on a drill help a lot.

These took right at 3 hours each to cut. But I used the tool paths from the other machine, which could have added at least one pass (on the rough cut) to the CNCRP cut. A good sharp bit might even have eliminated the need for a rough cut. Then it would have been about an hour. Takes more time to mask and set up the names than it does to cut them. This thing cuts text almost as fast as you can write.
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Seems the word is out.....good to be busy. You must be doing something right. Word of mouth is probably helping from those satisfied customers. Way to go John.
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John I’m liking the different colours . Is the stain a different colour,or is it different woods?
I have to say those are really sharp ,and see why they generate repeat business
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