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  • #19384
    Profile photo of Barry
    Barry
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    Mostly Printed Dot Matrix Printer!

    https://goo.gl/photos/sLooSqcD1Rxz2NgQ7

    Took a little over 20 hours to mill out.

    Hard to believe that was 22 years ago!

    #19386
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    Leo69
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    Very creative use of the MPCNC. Nice work.

    #19388
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    vicious1
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    WOW!

    #19409
    Profile photo of Barry
    Barry
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    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.

    #19414
    Profile photo of Derek
    Derek
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    That’s amazing, what software did you use? Did you paint the board first?

    #19416
    Profile photo of Barry
    Barry
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    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.

    #19419
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    Curt
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    That is amazing. Thanks for sharing

    #19423
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    Alvin
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    I thought it’s a laser engrave picture at first, but wow that’s freakin’ awesome using an engraving bit.

    #19461
    Profile photo of Barry
    Barry
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    Stuck a french cleat on the back of it, now it’s hanging in the living room. Check out the album link on the first post, I added a couple pictures.

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