Just screwing around.

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  • #20864
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    Barry
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    Had to try milling aluminum, go big or go home!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAja6oUzwXM

    Trochoidal milling with a 1/8″ end mill at about 200mm per minute. DeWalt 660 is running at 100% speed, whatever the hell that is….

    https://goo.gl/photos/Cyj44T4EZuPEuDE3A

    #20868
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    vicious1
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    Looks like it went smooth. I really need to try that trochidal (sp?) milling. He also just added adaptive clearing that should be awesome for wood to keep a constant load on the bit and might actually work better in metal as well trichoidal cutout and adaptive pocketing!. He updates so often I am falling behind trying things out.

    #20886
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    Barry
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    https://goo.gl/photos/k1qUohdgZpU65wYM6

    Top surfaced off. The aluminum chunk used to be a couple hard drive bodies and platters, plus a stock Intel processor heat sync. I melted them down in my propane forge then poured it into a stainless steel dog bowl.

    https://youtu.be/hn-kxMf_KYE

    #21253
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    Barry
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    Fixed the lights in my shop! Milling out an Imperial logo on my aluminum block.

    https://goo.gl/photos/nEj8CWJXXGi711X76
    https://goo.gl/photos/kdtXYoqDcVaRX1CM9

    Oh!! Forgot, it’s doing adaptive cutting for the pockets. I felt the center after it started doing the outer parts, and it’s like glass!

    https://youtu.be/1M1qZGLAEaQ

    #21278
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    #21283
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    David
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    That’s impressive! How big is your build again? IIRC you had an oversized build? If so that would make it all the more impressive.

    #21306
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    Barry
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    #21325
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    David
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    Nice! Is that SS tubes or EMT conduit?

    #21326
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    Barry
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    EMT.

    #23976
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    Gene buckle
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    Barry, is that a 4×4 layout? (And yes, I’m printing the parts for one right now. *laughs*)

    g.

    #23997
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    Barry
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    Hey Gene, yep, it’s actually about 5′ square, but you lose some in the mount and dust collection. I thought you have a full sized cnc already?

    #24011
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    Gene buckle
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    I bought myself a plasma cutter a couple of weeks ago and it’s just begging to be cnc-ified. šŸ™‚ There’s no way I’d hang that thing on my ShopBot. šŸ˜€

    I’m also going to use it for small jobs – a 4×8 ShopBot with a 2.2hp spindle is a bit overkill for a 1/8″ v-carving bit. šŸ™‚

    g.

    #24014
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    Barry
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    Iā€™m also going to use it for small jobs ā€“ a 4Ɨ8 ShopBot with a 2.2hp spindle is a bit overkill for a 1/8ā€³ v-carving bit. ?

    Just means you can go faster!

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