First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

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cchristianson
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First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by cchristianson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:29 am

Letters are mahogany, backer is curly maple. (P)artcraft is my side business that I am working on, which my Shapeoko should help out with quite a bit!
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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:00 am

Very nice!
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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by zerblatt007 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:18 am

Great stuff!
Mahogany is very hard wood?
Which speeds and mills did you use?
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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by WillAdams » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:45 am

The hardness of mahogany depends on the species /country of origin --- typical African and Honduran mahogany are softer than longleaf southern yellow pine (but harder than loblolly and shortleaf) --- lovely stuff to work, wish I'd done more woodworking when I could get it inexpensively.

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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by cchristianson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:11 pm

I'm not sure what type of Mahogany it is, as came from a big scrap bin that I bought from an old woodworker for cheap. It is very hard, oily, and heavy, much more so than the readily available mahogany that I am used to working with. I think I ran it at around 24 in/m for feed with 5 in/m plunge @ 1/16" passes (1/8" 4 flute end mill). I was working on other stuff while it cut, so I didnt take special note, but I think it took almost two hours. And then for the Maple I did the same settings, but I only had to pocket the holes for the postoffs and do one pass around the perimeter to act as crop marks so I could finish it off with my track saw (MUCH faster)

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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by WillAdams » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Definitely not African or Honduran then. Irregardless of species, it's a great-looking project!

I went ahead and added your numbers to the Materials page on the wiki. Thanks!

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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by cchristianson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:26 pm

thankyou! its exciting to put the machine to work. I forgot to mention that I used a D660 as the spindle, but that was probably assumed...

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Re: First real project! dimensional letter shop sign

Post by mjohn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:47 pm

Sweet! Looks great!
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