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Cncest, I really like the work you have done and the Cedar is beautiful. A neat idea. I say you do great work. I have a couple of questions, how many different bits did you use for this project? Did you do your own artwork for this project?

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I used a 6mm endmill for the roughing pass. Then a 1.5mm tapered endmill for the finish pass. I find STL on Ebay, Etsy, ect.
 

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Thanks for the information. Do you use a router or spindle on your CNC Machine? I am trying to decide on a new machine and upgrading to an air-cooled spindle. Any thoughts along this line. I am thinking of air. I have air already available and then I do not have a pump or deal with water.
 

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I use a 1.5kw water cooled spindle. I can't say which is best as far as air/water cooling. The water cooling system has been trouble free so far. I did add a temperature probe to the spindle to monitor operating temperature.
 

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Very nice.
 

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I am thinking of air. I have air already available and then I do not have a pump or deal with water.
“Air cooled” spindles do not use compressed or chilled air. They have a fan (just like a router) and are cooled by the ambient air. That’s why the normally have a minimum speed (~8k) that they need to be run to ensure sufficient cooling.
 
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