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Old 12-14-2013, 11:57 PM
Charlie_L Charlie_L is offline
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Default Charlie Lipke

Greetings. I am a working full time as an engineer (actually a manager) for a large air conditioner manufacturer. About ten years ago my best friend and co-worker got me hooked on woodworking. Together we set up his shop including a 4 by 8 blue CNC. He created a lot of great work, and let me play with the machine whenever I had the need. A couple years ago he moved to Texas so mid-2012 I made the plunge and purchased my machine. I was lucky that I stumbled unto the CAMaster website. It has been fantastic!!

I haven't sold very many pieces, but have been finding things to do for family, etc. Getting set for more production when my time frees up in the next few years.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:29 AM
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Here is something done recently on the rotary. Last year for christmas I made one daughter a wine rack. That left me with a bunch of 3 inch diameter pieces of oak. One day when I was bored I glued them all together as a stack, forming a 3 inch cylinder of oak.

I have a daughter that is very engaged in agriculture commodities: corn, soybeans, honey, etc. I decided she needed a name plate/tag for her desk at work. We raise a lot of corn around here so the idea of a corn nametag began to form. I am not good enough yet at 3d design, so with help from here on the forum (Michael) I found a reasonably priced model that I then imported into Aspire and added text and finished the design.

Total cutting time took about 5 hours from rough through lettering. Used a 1/16 tapered ball nose for the finish cut. This is the project that Johnny and Mick helped me sort out my post processor so now it works with the FTC, and the indexer rotates at an appropriate speed.

The finish kind of looks crazy in these photos. It is a polyurethane finish that close up looks weird in the photo.

Link to video of cutting:
http://youtu.be/NkkuWtNXPsg
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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This job involved the Frank family. They have family property where they wanted to add a two sided sign hanging by the lake on a cantilever pole about 15 feet in the air. They provided a rough idea of what they wanted to represent what it used to look like (pdf file). He also brought the wood for the slab of the sign. It is 1.5 inch thick Red Oak so I assume it may not last very long. I have explained that to them but they seem okay with the idea. I put a 2 by 4 cedar frame around it. I coated the oak and frame with a clear exterior oil stain, and they know they should redo every year so they bought the extra stain.

The black and green areas are all V carved. It kind of became a paint by number which helps. The road is cut using a 1/4 inch ball nose. The cedar frame is mortised for the sign and horizontal members. There are two steel rods running through from side to side.

The sign was very busy so as best I could I tried to make it a little plainer of sorts. I have read here about "white space" which the original design was lacking.

Bottom line, I thought it looked good and the customer was extremely pleased. They wrote the check for more than what I had quoted. For the winter they have placed it in the house to look at it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:31 AM
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Nice EARS and a nice sign Brother.
Got to make the customers happy.
That's what I was taught.
Even though you might want to change their design,
they are paying the bill.

I've been tasked to make a sign for my nieces new farm.
They have a few horses so I'm thinking about using the 3D clipart
of the horses head and trying to come up a name.
DAVIES Ranch, Farms, Ridge, Knoll, Place, Acres, etc......

Hope mine turns out 1/2 as nice

Larry
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:06 AM
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Very nice work Charlie, I also like the corn and the sign
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:13 AM
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Charlie, "y' done great".......
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:34 AM
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Default Christmas loon wall hanging

Red Oak, 1 inch thick, 11 by 16, finished with Tung oil. Carved using 1/16 inch ball nose, and 1/4 inch end mill for roughing and perimeter. Models from Vectric for loon and rope. About 5 hours machining time total.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:41 AM
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Looks great Charlie! Thanks for sharing!

Mike

I used to go to an allergist down in La Crosse... Allergic to sawdust (among other things) but that doesn't stop me!
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:21 AM
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Very nice work Charlie, using a 1/16 diameter bit gives way more detail but takes twice as long to cut, I prefer the quality rather than quantity .....
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:04 AM
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The other day I noticed a user name that suggested maybe they like Aeroplanes. So, got me thinking. Even though this project had absolutely zero CNC parts involved, it did have some foam products, very low density to save weight. So, thought I would share just to get the idea of what goes through my head.

Completed this project in 1986. This photo has a friend inside just thinking about flying....

Weight 296 pounds empty
Construction is nearly all fiberglass over foam.
HP 20 Onan
Wingspan 210 inches
Cruise about 100 mph
Burns less than 2 gallons per hour
Has provided hours of pure enjoyment, only seconds of terror, usually because of what the pilot tried to do while landing.

So, if I were building one now, and now that I can spell CNC, it would be even more fun completing a project like this.

If this isn't appropriate please remove the post.
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