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Old 08-08-2018, 08:28 PM
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Donít think Iíd want to be buried in a fish. Nice work though.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:47 PM
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:28 PM
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Tristan, some very beautiful work indeed! The craftsmanship I see in those is remarkable. Most people never realize the amount of labor that goes into producing these things but I guess that can be said for most things in life. Thank you for sharing from your part of the world! When you get time, would you share what aspects of the production do you perform on your CNCs?
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:02 AM
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Tristan, some very beautiful work indeed! The craftsmanship I see in those is remarkable. Most people never realize the amount of labor that goes into producing these things but I guess that can be said for most things in life.
Thanks for compliment, is always appreciated.
For sure, people do not appreciate the work that goes into it, and the scary thing is, they all expect the best, but will only pay very little "because it only gets buried anyway"...
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:36 AM
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... When you get time, would you share what aspects of the production do you perform on your CNCs?
We have 2 Camasters, and two point-to-point CNCs, and they are all very busy (considering the volumes that we produce). The Point-to-points do mostly cutting lids of Caskets, and drilling holes for the coffins, where the Camasters focus on the more accurate work that needs to be done.
We route out grooves (we call them panels) in the sides, around where the handles will be mounted later with a custom shape TOK (Throw away knife) knife (not sure what you guys call it). They are basically two blades that are fastened onto a block that is made for CNC's and hand held routers. I have attached a photo of the cutter. An entire board is routed with these, and from there the sheets go to the Beamsaw to be cut to size.

The other work that is done is cut with a 10mm Spiral Up/Down cutter or with a 12mm Profiled cutter, depending on what component it is. This is for the Coffin and Casket Lids, and various frames for the coffins and caskets.

Every now and then, I get to have some fun, and create a custom design, or cool carvings on the lid, or so, but that does not happen often.

We machine about 30-40 sheets of one design at a time, so very repetitive.

Then there are the scores of Jigs that I make on the Camasters for the entire factory. Locating jigs for assembly, or hold down jigs for bandsaws or spindles, jigs for the sewing department to make things easier and more accurate on where and how to cut the leather for Domes etc. The list of jigs goes on and on. These I cut mainly of 22mm Shutterply, some are done on 6,, MDF.

Then it also happens that I manufacture spare parts for the factory's machines/processes. I have cut many transport pads for edging machines from 50mm Teflon, and brackets and levers, of PVC or Teflon. Being out in the middle of almost nowhere, with not major Cities close by, I have to often make my own plans to get things running again.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:14 AM
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Insert cutters.

Nice work.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:17 PM
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Amazing! Thank you for sharing your process with us! I find it fascinating.
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