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@ Improbable Construct: Cutting foam for dust Shoe

Post by MeanderBolt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:15 pm

Hey, what type of bit did you use to cut the foam for your dust shoe? I believe that I once saw a post or something where you were talking about it (making a comment something like "you felt almost embarrassed to be using the machine this way, but..." and for whatever reason, I can not find it. There are several of your posts I have tried to find, that I know I have read, but they seem to be hiding.
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Re: @ Improbable Construct: Cutting foam for dust Shoe

Post by MeanderBolt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:17 pm

Is it possible that you posted this on another forum than Shapeoko?
I know that I have read far too much, especially just after I ordered my S2. So, it is now somewhat blurred where I saw what.
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Re: @ Improbable Construct: Cutting foam for dust Shoe

Post by twforeman » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:20 pm

I know people were talking about cutting the slots in the foam with their ShapeOko, and I had a discussion with someone about it.

Can't point you to the thread.

But it's my opinion that an X-Acto knife is simpler and faster. :)
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Re: @ Improbable Construct: Cutting foam for dust Shoe

Post by Improbable Construct » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:27 pm

I use a 1/32" four flute end mill.
You may have seen it on my twitter feed and there is this youtube video:


A knife may be faster but when you are making a whole bunch of them, it is much easier to get it going and walk away for 10 minutes or so.
I found that the direction and order of cut is important.
If you go the other direction the strips pull into the bit and get all cut up.
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Re: @ Improbable Construct: Cutting foam for dust Shoe

Post by MeanderBolt » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:19 am

1/32? Drats. I just bought a bunch of bits and that was not one of em. I was hoping it was a V. I guess knife it is. Thanks IC.
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Re: @ Improbable Construct: Cutting foam for dust Shoe

Post by samc99us » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:59 pm

I did mine with a knife, takes 2 minutes. http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 602#p19780
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