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  • #51421

    Cap
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    Started working on an American Flag project.  Finished the part that requires the CNC tonight.  The Stars came out great.  Will post a final pic once its done but for now here are the Stars.

    ‘Merica

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    #51439

    Ryan
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    Looks great, repetitive precision cuts are the CNC’s forte! Can’t wait to see the final project.

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    #51474

    Cap
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    Here is the final product, very happy with how it came out.


    On the wall


    Next to my MPCNC

    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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    #51478

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    DUDE! So nice, Super clean joints between all the pieces you have some prior experience…. So nice thank you for sharing.

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    Cap
    #51526

    Mike
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    “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!

    #51530

    Jeffeb3
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    “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…

    #51551

    Cap
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    MPCNC – the gateway tool…!  Its an awesome platform.

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    #54415

    George Kriete
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    Really Cool !

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    Cap
    #55741

    Neil
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    Too damn cool man! I really like it! Keep em coming!

    Neil

    #61563

    Cap
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    Still having fun making flags, I’m on number five, same settings as above.  This one is a gift for a friend.  Smaller than the last one and comes on a stand not wall mounted.  Scrap wood – now I can justify keeping it around!!  ‘Merica

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    #61607

    mulze32
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    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?

    #61622

    Johnny
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    Man Cap those look good. I have got to get back out in the shop and attempt to make one myself.

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    Cap
    #61625

    Cap
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    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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    #61632

    mulze32
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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.

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    Cap
    #61662

    Cap
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    Betsy Ross Flag finished

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    Omri
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    looks great !

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    Cap
    #62981

    Cap
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    Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  In light of the holiday here is a flag that I made for a buddy earlier this week from some old barnwood that he had laying around.

    Have a good one !

     

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