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|08-01-2018 09:29 AM|
|harrysin||Really, really nice Doug. One day I may copy it but using a template and hand held router with a template guide.|
|07-31-2018 07:22 PM|
Amazing work! Really like how you told us the struggles and the problems you had. Now I can understand the value of your work
|04-18-2017 07:18 PM|
The Bride posted a picture of one of the smaller ones on Instagram, and I was 'asked' to make more. I decided to increase the size a bit, going from a 9" bowl to a 12" bowl.
The blank I had planed had the mounting holes from where it was attached to the table base, so I carefully measured so that I wouldn't end up with the holes in the piece. The holes were just shy of an inch deep, so they would be carved out.
I was able to use a 1/2" bit instead of a 1/4" bit, so the cutting went much faster.
I still have to trim the base and round over the top, but they look good so far!
|04-17-2017 11:43 AM|
|Nickp||Thanks, Doug...good info, appreciate the additional explanation...|
|04-17-2017 06:55 AM|
Originally Posted by Nickp View Post
The programming part didn't take that long, I bought drawing. The great thing about the Vectric software is how quickly you can generate a 2.5D part from a drawing using their tool path tools. Making the tools paths probably took 15 minutes or so.
The milling took much longer, around 4 hours for the 4 bowls. I don't have a huge machine, so I tend to baby it a little. After I see how it does with a certain bit/wood combination I will increase the feed speed a little.
My Bride wants a few more, so I will be scaling up from a 9" bowl to a 12 inch, with the same thickness. This will probably go faster, since i can use a 1/2 inch end mill and my big bowl bit.
The finish work was a pass with a 3/8 round over and a 1/8 round over on the router table, and quick hand sanding.
I fully confess I am in the learning stage, but at the rate I am making mistakes I should be almost competent soon.
|04-17-2017 06:23 AM|
Nice recovery... |
Just for grinsies, how long does it take to make that bowl...programming to finish...?
|04-17-2017 05:48 AM|
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|04-16-2017 09:38 PM|
|Cherryville Chuck|| |
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|04-16-2017 09:06 PM|
|kp91||I have a bunch of steel in the bed that you can barely see hanging onto the tailgate, usually I don't leave it down. I made sure I was all the way through and over the line on 'my side' when I parked, but I get the feeling a lot of folks rely very heavily on the backup sensors on their cars. My truck is just shy of 15 years old, so it doesn't have any of that 'newfangled, fancy stuff'.|
|04-16-2017 07:47 PM|
Cool project Doug , as those look really neat . Doug , do you park with your tailgate open , or did you have no choice ? |
That's what I call to close for comfort
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