- October 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm #19384
Mostly Printed Dot Matrix Printer!
Took a little over 20 hours to mill out.
Hard to believe that was 22 years ago!October 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm #19386
Very creative use of the MPCNC. Nice work.October 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm #19388
WOW!October 14, 2016 at 3:33 am #19409
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.October 14, 2016 at 8:38 am #19414
That’s amazing, what software did you use? Did you paint the board first?October 14, 2016 at 8:47 am #19416
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.October 14, 2016 at 9:20 am #19419
That is amazing. Thanks for sharingOctober 14, 2016 at 9:39 am #19423
I thought it’s a laser engrave picture at first, but wow that’s freakin’ awesome using an engraving bit.October 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm #19461
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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