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Fishing rod

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:27 pm
by Mudshark
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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Re: Fishing rod

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:33 pm
by WillAdams
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).

Re: Fishing rod

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:25 pm
by ThatDamnGuy
That is really SLICK! ... great job!