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    mulze32
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    Jewelry Tray:

    Went to a recent workshop at the local Makerspace to make a cutting board with the GF, was a very nice time and intro to woodworking. One section of my board kept on falling off after the gluing process (learned later that you have to alternate the grains to get it to stick). Anyway, I had three pieces of various wood glued together and after much deliberation came up with this jewelry tray that has space for necklaces and earrings as shown in this extremely professional picture I took….

    Material: Walnut, Maple, and Red Oak (I think)

    Dimensions: 11″L x 2″W x 0.75″H

    Finish: Sanded with 220 grit and used Mineral Oil to seal

    Bit Used: 1/8″ Single Flute Spiral Upcut End Mill from the Inventables Carving Bit Starter Set (I actually think its a great deal, no shade to Ryan)

    Design: Fusion 360 for CAD and CAM. Used 3D Adaptive, 2D Pocket and 2D Contour.

    Machining Time: ~7hrs using 20mm/s and 1mm stepdown for roughing and finishing passes.

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    #70365

    mulze32
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    Cutting Board with Epoxy Resin Inlay:

    Had a recent birthday present that I had to make so I went to my local Menards and they had these “hardwood” cutting boards on clearance for $10. I’ve seen a lot of epoxy resin cutting boards so I wanted to try one and if I get to a point where I can sell some things these wouldn’t be an issue. My biggest challenges I had with these was getting depth correct which after sacrificing another board I finally figured out, finding food safe epoxy resin (sourced from Michael’s), and getting a black from food coloring because again I wanted food safe. My recommendation is when using food coloring only use the gel based and not the water based coloring. Was running into issues with bleeding.

    Material: Who knows, it says hardwood on the label so my guess is Maple

    Dimensions: Inlay – 9″L x 3″ H x 1.75mm depth cut

    Finish: Used orbital sander with 120 grit and 220 grit discs to sand the epoxy level to the board and then finished with a beeswax / mineral oil finish for cutting boards

    Bit Used: 1/8″ 45 Deg V-Bit from the V1 Store

    Design: Affinity Designer to create the text / SVG and then Estlcam carving function for CAM.

    Machining Time: ~1 hr using v-bit to a 1.75mm depth and 0.1mm finish.

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    #70367

    Ryan
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    Those are both some great looking projects! I hope you start selling them, fun side money.

    #70393

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Two very great projects. 7 hours if cut time on the first one? That is dedication.

    My recommendation is when using food coloring only use the gel based and not the water based coloring. Was running into issues with bleeding

    Peter Brown (Shop Time) had a couple videos about resin does from house items. The winner in my mind was watercolors from the dollar store. I know you’re thinking, I want food safe, but I bet they actually are. Children eat stuff like that all the time. He just popped them out and smashed them before adding them.

    #70394

    David Walling
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    I’m not a chemioptimist, but wouldn’t any color pigment in the epoxy be encapsulated by it?

    Never thought to use food coloring in Epoxy. I’ll have to remember that.

    #70397

    mulze32
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    Two very great projects. 7 hours if cut time on the first one? That is dedication.

    My recommendation is when using food coloring only use the gel based and not the water based coloring. Was running into issues with bleeding

    Peter Brown (Shop Time) had a couple videos about resin does from house items. The winner in my mind was watercolors from the dollar store. I know you’re thinking, I want food safe, but I bet they actually are. Children eat stuff like that all the time. He just popped them out and smashed them before adding them.

    Yeah I’m not sure why it took 7 hours. There wasn’t anything too complex and I was going at 20mm/s though my DOC was 1mm. Any tips for speeding up the process would be greatly appreciated though I think maybe using a 1/4″ bit for roughing could help greatly and also reduce the amount of z-travel on finishing passes.

    #70398

    mulze32
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    I’m not a chemioptimist, but wouldn’t any color pigment in the epoxy be encapsulated by it?

    Never thought to use food coloring in Epoxy. I’ll have to remember that.

    I think the reason why the coloring comes into question is when using it as an actual cutting board that the knife can tear up the epoxy and you can ingest it.

    #70413

    Barry
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    I’m not a chemioptimist, but wouldn’t any color pigment in the epoxy be encapsulated by it?

    Never thought to use food coloring in Epoxy. I’ll have to remember that.

    I think the reason why the coloring comes into question is when using it as an actual cutting board that the knife can tear up the epoxy and you can ingest it.

    Food safe means it’s safe to come into contact with food, not ingestible.

    #71562

    mulze32
    Participant

    Birthday Sign:

    I took inspiration from @jjwharris and made a sign for a friend’s newborn baby. I went with what I think were really aggressive cuts on the outline and I think it came out great. I originally had a workpiece that was about 7/8″ thick that I had to cut down and I really wish I had a planar because overall it was a bit uneven in places but I think it came out really well. I ended up getting some weathered gray stain and matte finish.

    Material: Hard Maple

    Dimensions: 10″L x 8″W x 0.5″H

    Finish: Sanded with 220 grit and used Verathane Weathered Gray and Verathane Matte Finish

    Bit Used: 1/8″ Dual Flute Spiral Upcut End Mill from the V1 and the 1/8″ 45 Deg V-bit from V1.

    Design: Affinity Designer for the design, and exported to SVG then EstlCam to cut. Used engrave and carve for the cuts.

    Machining Time: ~1.5 hrs using 20mm/s at 2mm DOC with 45% step over with 2 flute 1/8” end mill. I don’t remember the v-bit feeds and speeds.

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    JJWHarris
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    That’s awesome work!

     

    I especially like the jewelry box!

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