My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

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rcpongo
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My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by rcpongo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:47 pm

Here is my first project, keeping my daughter happy. These are cut out of foam because I figured it would be a nice material to do my initial tests on, with less worries about things like being too aggressive and breaking a bit.
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My very first cut. Went way too slow with my settings, but it came out great.
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By the 3rd letter I had my speeds down. And check out that depth!
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Reverse side showing how thin.
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rcpongo
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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by rcpongo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:48 pm

The final results.
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All the letters
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First coat of paint
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RobCee
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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by RobCee » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:52 pm

Very nice looking and a great way to learn.
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rodcar125
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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by rodcar125 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:21 pm

Those look great!

Wondering if you could use the foam to dip them a little bit in paint an transfer the shape onto a wall


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rcpongo
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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by rcpongo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:39 pm

This is actually a dense hard foam, not a soft sponge foam, so I'm not sure how well it would work for that.

It's been a great material for cutting though. The details are incredibly sharp, and it cuts very quickly.

sraney
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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by sraney » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:03 am

Looks nice. I have someone asking me to do something similar with a bit more detail across the Z axis. Could you elaborate on the foam, bit, and feeds and speeds you used for that foam?
rcpongo wrote:Here is my first project, keeping my daughter happy. These are cut out of foam because I figured it would be a nice material to do my initial tests on, with less worries about things like being too aggressive and breaking a bit.
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rcpongo
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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by rcpongo » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:44 am

still working on what speeds I can use. I had no problems at all with 650 for the speed and 5mm depth per pass though. I had my dw611 set around 3 for the speed.

the foam is an insulation board that can be found at a hardware store. I get the blue stuff at Lowes, and Home Depot and Menards has the same thing in Pink. You can get it in different thicknesses, 1 inch, 2 inch,...I think there might be a 3/4 inch. Anyways, it's about $20-30 for a 4 foot x 8 foot sheet, so it lasts a long time. I use it to cut wings for RC planes, and now with the shapeoko I hope to cut some wings and fuselages from it soon.

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Re: My first cuts. (Letters for wall)

Post by sraney » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:37 am

Thanks for the info, I'll have to see if I can locate some at the Lowes next door.
rcpongo wrote:still working on what speeds I can use. I had no problems at all with 650 for the speed and 5mm depth per pass though. I had my dw611 set around 3 for the speed.

the foam is an insulation board that can be found at a hardware store. I get the blue stuff at Lowes, and Home Depot and Menards has the same thing in Pink. You can get it in different thicknesses, 1 inch, 2 inch,...I think there might be a 3/4 inch. Anyways, it's about $20-30 for a 4 foot x 8 foot sheet, so it lasts a long time. I use it to cut wings for RC planes, and now with the shapeoko I hope to cut some wings and fuselages from it soon.
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