January 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm #51421January 21, 2018 at 10:41 am #51439
Looks great, repetitive precision cuts are the CNC’s forte! Can’t wait to see the final project.January 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm #51474
Here is the final product, very happy with how it came out.
Couple details for those that might be interested.
Inkscape – used it to find the ‘right’ star and turn 50 of them into a DXF file
Estlcam settings – Hole, 1/8″ deep, 1/16″ bit, speed 12mms
Project material – leftover 1/2″ Red Oak from a panel wall project. Used a Vinegar/Steel Wool mixture to ‘weather’ the darker boards and left the other boards their natural color.
“What are you going to build with a CNC?”, she said (my wife).
“Whatever I want”, I said.
A lot of fun so far figuring this thing out – great community on this Forum which really helps.
Have a good one!
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DUDE! So nice, Super clean joints between all the pieces you have some prior experience…. So nice thank you for sharing.January 22, 2018 at 7:52 am #51526
“What are you going to build with a CNC?”, she said (my wife). “Whatever I want”, I said.
I think most of us have had that conversation. Good looking project!January 22, 2018 at 9:09 am #51530
Jeffeb3Participant“What are you going to build with a CNC?”, she said (my wife). “Whatever I want”, I said.
I think most of us have had that conversation. Good looking project!
A 3D printer? Then a bigger CNC machine? Then a new version of the printer? And a sand machine…January 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm #51551
MPCNC – the gateway tool…! Its an awesome platform.March 5, 2018 at 6:18 pm #54415March 20, 2018 at 11:40 am #55741
Too damn cool man! I really like it! Keep em coming!
NeilJune 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm #61563June 13, 2018 at 12:25 pm #61607
Those are awesome! Question for you, are they glued onto a backing? Or just glued and clamped together? And then did you run them through a planer to surface?June 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm #61622
Man Cap those look good. I have got to get back out in the shop and attempt to make one myself.June 13, 2018 at 6:34 pm #61625
mulze – I edge glued them together and ‘clamped’ them with blue painters tape. The pieces were pretty square when I glued them so that was enough. I let it sit for a solid 24hrs for the glue to set before I messed with it and it came out pretty strong. For the backing I used black felt and spray adhesive and trimmed it down to size. No surface planer once it was finished, I left it a little rough on purpose and the planer would’ve removed the weathering that I applied. I was inspired by Heritage Flag which makes some really cool flags out of old bourbon barrels that have a very rustic look.
Pics below of the glue up that I’m talking about. This one is a Betsy Ross version with 13 stars that I’m working on now.
Have a good one
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Thanks very much! Those Heritage Flag ones are awesome. Great work. I look forward to seeing more projects from you. You definitely have a nice little business going with these.June 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm #61662June 24, 2018 at 7:47 am #62212July 4, 2018 at 8:18 pm #62981
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