June 9, 2019 at 9:11 am #102940
AlexParticipantJune 9, 2019 at 9:21 am #102943
The peaks can be milled but the deep sharp valley’s can not, I do not think they are actually important though. I am pretty sure a key just used the peaks and flat spots, so maybe with a small endmill you could get good results for most keys but I am sure a few would not be possible.
…..Unless you carved it upright with a Vbit….that would work for sure.June 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm #102986
Do you want to carve the sword or cut the sword to fit your lock?
What material are they made of? It would be neat to make some custom blanks. You might even be able to make a business out of it with some neat designs.June 10, 2019 at 7:26 am #103024
Keys are brass, or really bronze, so we should be able to cut them fairly easily.June 10, 2019 at 7:35 am #103025
Dang I assumed just the teeth. That would be the weeny way out..Shoot. Yes, with a few turns it could all be milled and it would be awesome.June 10, 2019 at 8:55 am #103028
Thanks for all the feedback! I’m glad to hear that it should be completely possible to do. I’m not sure when I’ll get to it, but I’ll post about it after I give it a try. If any of you try it out let me know!
I was also thinking that another way to do this would be to 3D print a key cover, like this. But CNCing it all as one piece would be better.June 10, 2019 at 11:07 am #103030
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