Fishing rod

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Fishing rod

Post by Mudshark » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:27 pm

I used my shapeoko to laser cut for foam inlays, to shape the foam handles and to laser engrave the rod itself.
Rod work with shapeoko
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For the inlays, I cut the EVA foam at about 1/2 watt. For shaping the foam I used a rotary attachment I had built using a stepper motor connected to one of the axis. 100 mm, 1/8" 2 flute bit, no worries on pass depth. The foam is final shaped using a drill press and sandpaper.
For the engraving, I used the rotary attachment and about 1/2 watt on the laser.
All the modeling was done with Bobcad V21 but the gcode has to be cleaned up. Snapfracturepop has a gcode parser for laser use that I have not tried.

Here is a previous picture of my rotary attachment.
Rotary attachment
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Serial #0054, 2 Watt laser, dual X motors, double Y, ACME Z Axis, G540, Mach 3, rotating axis, needle cutter, Proxxon, 750mm x 375mm, laser cross hairs, auto zero, GT2
Ordbot #201, E3d hot end, bourdon tube feeder.

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Re: Fishing rod

Post by WillAdams » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:33 pm

Very, very cool!

Please post it to the Projects wiki page! (I added a link, but it'd be great to have it in the wiki / gallery).
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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Re: Fishing rod

Post by ThatDamnGuy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:25 pm

That is really SLICK! ... great job!

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