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I was asked by our parish priest if I could come up with "travel boxes" that would contain a chalice and paten. These would be used by parishioners to pray for vocations. I was given a leather type box that was currently being used as an idea for design. Long story short, this is what I came up with. I used both my cnc and laser in the design and Aspire software along with Gerry's Joint Cam for the box joints. I ended up building 4 of these boxes.
When I was almost done with these, I found out our Liturgy/Music planner would be leaving our parish and I thought it would be nice to make her something. I chose the 'open book' model from Vectric along with Amazing Grace music lasered on it. I had been wanting to try a combination cnc/laser project on a 3d surface. The challenge for me is that my cnc and laser are separate machines, so I had to make sure my reference point was dead on. My laser is a Jtech 7W on a Open Builds Acro frame and my cnc is a Fine Line Automation Saturn. They both use different control systems, so getting the correct post processor for each machine was very important. I used a JTech post processor for the laser and a Linuxcnc post processor for the cnc. I had a couple issues on the laser side, but was able to work through it.
Overall, I am very happy with the way both projects turned out. Being able to combine laser and cnc opens up a lot of possibilities for the future.