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Project by Lumberpunk posted 06-07-2017 01:53 PM 726 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted in a long time. Spent last year in bed with a slipped disc, not the most fun I’ve had.

Anyways I’m back on my feet and have spent the last few weeks putting together and tuning my new CNC and I’m ready to share some of the ideas I’ve been playing with.

The first pic is called “Moons” and I designed it to test the inlay capabilities of the machine, pretty happy with how it turned out for my first test, local, self milled birch and walnut. The next one is a wave interference pattern carved in local Fir. The third is a topographic carving of the confluence of Lemon Creek the Slocan River and the Little Slocan (where I’m livin’). The last was a street number for my mother in law which was burned with a blow torch before carving.

Having a lot of fun. Thanks for looking.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.





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NCTurner

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#1 posted 06-07-2017 02:39 PM

Very cool work! I like the different ideas you’re coming up with. What CNC did you get?

I’m glad you’re back on your feet again!

-- One good turn deserves another!

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Lumberpunk

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#2 posted 06-07-2017 03:05 PM



Very cool work! I like the different ideas you re coming up with. What CNC did you get?

I m glad you re back on your feet again!

- NCTurner

Hey NC I bought a 1000mmx1500mm kit from here: www.rovercnc.com, planning on doing a review soon but I liked their kit for the linear bearings and ballscrews. It’s a little smaller than I would have liked 1200mm x 900mm (4’x3’-ish) but the accuracy and repeatability is through the roof and I can run it at some pretty good speeds for a DIY machine (not that I have that much experience).

Thanks!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#3 posted 06-07-2017 03:23 PM

Nice work. I like the sharp edges (picture 1)

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#4 posted 06-07-2017 03:49 PM

Heal up good LP, glad you’re posting again.

This one looks awesome:

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 06-07-2017 05:58 PM

Very cool.

What CAM package are you using?

Are you using a high speed spindle or a router?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Lumberpunk

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#6 posted 06-07-2017 08:45 PM



Very cool.

What CAM package are you using?

Are you using a high speed spindle or a router?

- Mainiac Matt

Hey Matt I’m using Fusion 360 as it works with my Mac and it’s free, not super stable but really powerful, especially the parametric modelling and CAM options. 2.2Kw water cooled spindle does everything I ask it to.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 06-07-2017 09:38 PM

Wow! These all look nice. It must be very exciting to have a new CNC. That opens up a world of possibilities.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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chippewafalls

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#8 posted 06-07-2017 10:08 PM

Having rebuilt an older, but well built, CNC machine a few years ago, it is beginning to become integrated into my builds more every day. The idea of easily reproducing multiple specialty parts is a real time saver. Glad to hear your on the mend and enjoy your new machine , it may take a while but eventually they become a very useful tool.

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JimRochester

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#9 posted 06-08-2017 10:57 AM

I’ve had mine for a year and haven’t gotten that sophisticated yet. Very nice. I’m way behind getting my regular inventory ready for the shows so I don’t spend time with the CNC like I should to really learn the darn thing.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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