Seven Samurai V-Carve

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TonyB
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Seven Samurai V-Carve

Post by TonyB » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:14 pm

My interest lies more in milling Aluminum, but every once in awhile I stray from that and do some wood projects.

A friend of mine is a huge fan of Seven Samurai, which he mentioned a lot of modern movies are based on, which I thought was really interesting. He asked if I would mill a V-Carve of the cover photo, which conveniently has a lot of contrast!

Software used: http://jasondorie.com/page_cnc.html

Bit: 60-degree
Feed: 900 mm/min feed and 200 mm/min plunge.
Preparing: I planed the base board to get the distance from the endmill to the worksurface pretty equidistant. I also used a touch plate to align the X and Y to the bottom left corner of the work piece, but I aligned the Z manually (even know I have a touch plate for it, just didn't want to damage the V tip).

My snapchat picture flipped horizontally. You can see the different lighting and angle. This thing barely fits in my little Mazda Miata!
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And picture for reference:
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MegaSquirted 62mm 7m @ 20psi on 91 octane
410whp/411ftlbs

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