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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 :D
Cutting is a lot more fun than tracking down, wiring, and trying to assemble parts hoping it all works.
 

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.. wow!!!
 
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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 :grin:


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

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I have no comeback for that one :|

except you left out insulating :grin:


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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The eagles are either golden oak or my "house" stain, which is just the bottoms of all the cans mixed with honey and ipswich pine stain.

The book is just poly over natural butcher block countertop.
 

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I never would have believed that , as I thought it looked much larger . I’m pretty amazed at the quality of the text in such a small piece .
Can’t wait to try mine in a couple years when I get it going
 

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Good sharp bits and a low stepover on the finish cut eliminate most of it. A small brass or wire brush helps, along with a sanding mop on a drill and a set of scrapers too. Plus there's the fact that just applying stain will make a lot of the fuzzies lay right down. Hardwoood cuts cleaner than soft. You just gotta experiment with what works with each piece cause they are all different.
 
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Good sharp bits and a low stepover on the finish cut eliminate most of it. A small brass or wire brush helps, along with a sanding mop on a drill and a set of scrapers too. Plus there's the fact that just applying stain will make a lot of the fuzzies lay right down. Hardwoood cuts cleaner than soft. You just gotta experiment with what works with each piece cause they are all different.
That’s what I was expecting, a learning curve to see what wood works best and with what kind of bits .

I don’t know what this wood is, and I’m thinking it was expensive to begin with just to get this project started .
The Last Supper is done on what appears to be the same width as the table . A guy from Calgary Alberta works in the oil patch up North , but wants to get a cnc business going .
Looks like he’s got the gist of it
 

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