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Early Father's Day present

Post by WillAdams » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:08 pm

Here:

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http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ocking.svg

More on it here: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodw ... tool-chest

Cut out of brass or some suitable material, engrave the dial w/ a V-bit and follow path and F-engrave for the text. Should be able to source suitable hardware at the hardware store. I would suggest sourcing the hardware first, you may need to adjust the size of the holes to match.

Added it to: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_Tools

Probably will make a page for it when I work out the hardware angle. Suggestions and comments welcome.
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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:37 am

Sourced hardware, printed a prototype, began modifying the hardware (had to print a jig to notch one screwhead):

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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by Woodworker » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:50 am

Very nice work. I may have to make a bigger one for my lathe work. I could do it in acrylic, that would work. Thanks for the idea and the follow through.

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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:59 am

thanks!

One other consideration, get two sets of hardware, one aluminum, one brass, that way you don't scratch the nice brass test fitting,
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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by WillAdams » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:33 pm

A picture is worth a wiki page, right?

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As noted on the wiki:

1/8" thick 6061-T6 alu. Plate[http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 731#p53729]
Feed 215mm
Depth 0.2mm
Plunge 27mm
Bits 1/8" 2 flute carbide and V-bit

Speed was probably 2 or 3 on the dial of my Makita.
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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by WillAdams » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:48 am

Clean up the flashing, polish a bit, source a brass Chicago screw, trim off a #8-32 screw, file a divot in a #6-32 screw using a jig, add a knurled #6-32 thumb screw and assemble:

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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by AnonymousPerson » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:45 am

That looks awesome. :)
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Re: Early Father's Day present

Post by WillAdams » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:03 pm

Thanks!

One hole was slightly off for some reason (had to file it out to adjust), and I should have re-cut the half-mooon hole until it was all the way through (it was a bit awkward to clean up).

I also used a 60 degree V-bit, when the CAM paths were set up for 90....

One thing I'm wondering about is if one could intentionally fold up the flashing over the cut edge and get a smoother surface more easily....the machine would need to be really dialed in to consistently leave it behind though.
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