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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #11: A project based on things I learned in Classes 1 and 2 . . .

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Blog entry by copythat posted 03-22-2018 02:46 AM 1397 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Class 2 brings even more fun! Part 11 of Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II series Part 12: Cutting signs for the wedding . . . »

Of course this had to be one of my first five projects!

I am a member of a couple CNC Facebook pages and someone posted an image of the EGA in the group’s files. I downloaded it into Aspire and went to work. I changed the size from small to not so small and then started assigning different bits to see how it would turn out. I opted for a V-Carve toolpath using a 1” – 90 degree V bit. It was a quick project at the computer and in the shop . . . but a lot of fun, nonetheless!

Here are a couple pics through my Kent CNC dust shoe:

Here is a pic of the project laying on the table. The dust collection I have really is remarkable!

Here is a closeup of the project lying on the table.

Here is an oblique shot so you can take in the depth of the project.

Here is a pic of the untouched project under warm lighting conditions.

And here is a short clip of the Maverick cutting the EGA . . .
https://youtu.be/RHgx3rzVshQ

WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY FUN TOOL!

-- Rob



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Dwat

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 12:42 PM

Very nice!

-- -There is no limit to what you can do if you do not care who gets the credit-

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Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 03-24-2018 02:25 AM

If you’re happy with these results, then best to you….
Critique: Tool bit size for this project too big- I would use a 30 degree bit
Again your “kerning” is at best sub par.
Just sayin——

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 03-24-2018 02:31 AM



If you re happy with these results, then best to you….
Critique: Tool bit size for this project too big- I would use a 30 degree bit
Again your “kerning” is at best sub par.
Just sayin——

- Desert_Woodworker

Yes, the bit size was huge: 1” 90 degree V-bit for a four inch carving. I plan to expand my bit selection in the very near future. I’m taking baby steps as I learn how to use the machine and the related software. I am developing my knowledge base to know what bits I need. Thanks for the criticism.

-- Rob

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#4 posted 03-24-2018 11:11 AM

You are doing great- as for the bit- try using a smaller angle 60 or 30 degree, for small projects.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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