- BarryParticipantOctober 13, 2016 at 4:32 pmPost count: 334Leo69ParticipantOctober 13, 2016 at 5:04 pmPost count: 344
Very creative use of the MPCNC. Nice work.BarryParticipantOctober 14, 2016 at 3:33 amPost count: 334
Also, it’s a serious torture test for the threaded rod! Need to check it out later and see how much wear I put on it! I put some extra lithium grease on it before the cut just in case. I wasn’t going to watch it for 20 hours, so it just did it’s thing out in the barn till it was done. I need to find a better cutter that doesn’t leave the little craters in the mdf cut edges. I think it would look better without those.DerekParticipantOctober 14, 2016 at 8:38 amPost count: 5
That’s amazing, what software did you use? Did you paint the board first?BarryParticipantOctober 14, 2016 at 8:47 amPost count: 334
I used estlcam. Just open a photo, black and white works best, it’s fairly straight forward from there. Once you get it the way you like it, close the settings window and then save it as a CNC file. Oh, it has to use an engraving bit. I think mine is a 3/8″ 60deg wood bit.
I painted the MDF first for a contrast. Going to cut it to size tonight and shoot it with come clear poly to keep it from absorbing moisture.AlvinParticipantOctober 14, 2016 at 9:39 amPost count: 31
I thought it’s a laser engrave picture at first, but wow that’s freakin’ awesome using an engraving bit.
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