CAMheads CNC Router Forum By: CAMaster CNC

Go Back   CAMheads CNC Router Forum By: CAMaster CNC > The Water Cooler > Work we Produce !!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-08-2019, 10:33 AM
TimPa TimPa is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: nw pa
Posts: 214
Default first projects

from a newb. first was a beer flight for a customer, made out of grey elm (1/4" upcut, roundover on router table. and, my first sign - for a friend (0.125 em upcut 40%). definitely need to learn how to improve cut quality. had some letter tearout on the smaller letters as they were about 1/8" wide. all criticsm appreciated.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_2564.jpg (94.8 KB, 140 views)
File Type: jpg 100_2565.jpg (88.6 KB, 139 views)
__________________
Panther PT-404 (aluminum)
6 position ATC w/5hpHSD, Aspire 9.5/WinCNC, Recoil, Laser, Hurricane
near bottom of the learning curve!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-08-2019, 11:06 AM
drummerjg drummerjg is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Addison, PA
Posts: 941
Default

Looking good, Tim! I find when Im cutting letters like on your sign if I use a down cut EM the tear out issue just about disappears. I always get tear out from the up cut em, especially in grainy stuff like oak....fwiw.
__________________
Joe Garber
Retired Hobbyist
Stinger 1 SR24
FTC
Laser Pointer
HSD 1.7kw Spindle
Indexing Lathe
WinCNC, Aspire 9.5, PhotoCarve
Storm Vacuum
drummerjg@icloud.com


How to count to 10 in Windows:
1,2,3,95,NT,2000,XP,Vista,7,8,10
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-08-2019, 12:16 PM
customsigns@teknology.net customsigns@teknology.net is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 129
Default

Looks good. Maybe try several different depth passes with outside, or straight cuts to eliminate splits.
I try to use new bits with each project also.
Good luck. Happy cutting.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-08-2019, 09:05 PM
The real JP The real JP is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 590
Default

Downcut bits for almost everything and v bits for the small stuff, letters ect...

I think I basically use down cuts or mortise compression bits for everything. On the mortise compression bit cut deeper that the mortise tip or cut full sheet depth to prevent tearout from the upcutt part.
__________________
Jpscustomshop@gmail.com

Industrial electrician by day, Cabinet and furniture maker by evening and weekend. Cnc newb.

June 2017 Stinger 3 SR48
3kw spindle, FTC, Laser, Recoil, Hurricane
V Carve, Mozaik
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-08-2019, 11:56 PM
bmilam bmilam is offline
CAMhead Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 222
Default

Looks good. One thing that I'd suggest is adjusting your letter spacing. It may just be my computer but on the sign, it looks like some letters are touching and some have spacing in the same word. It's really simple in the vectric software once you put in the text, to go in and adjust each letter.

Especially nice for the first project.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:04 AM
TimPa TimPa is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: nw pa
Posts: 214
Default

thank you for all your recommendations! it is so great to have folks help! hopefully i can apply those methods on my next project...
__________________
Panther PT-404 (aluminum)
6 position ATC w/5hpHSD, Aspire 9.5/WinCNC, Recoil, Laser, Hurricane
near bottom of the learning curve!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-10-2019, 09:28 AM
The real JP The real JP is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 590
Default

You should give inlaying a whirl on some scrap. That turkey call sign with a maple inlay for the lettering would pop.
__________________
Jpscustomshop@gmail.com

Industrial electrician by day, Cabinet and furniture maker by evening and weekend. Cnc newb.

June 2017 Stinger 3 SR48
3kw spindle, FTC, Laser, Recoil, Hurricane
V Carve, Mozaik
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-10-2019, 10:27 AM
TimPa TimPa is offline
CAMaster Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: nw pa
Posts: 214
Default

Thanks JP, i actually can't wait to try inlays, have read them over several times.

my goal is to implement one new "feature" in every project. My simple mind can only handle that much!!!!!

i need to make some signs so i think my next is for angle sided letters, then maybe a linen pocket. the atc has got to be in there next/sometime

SO MUCH FUN!
__________________
Panther PT-404 (aluminum)
6 position ATC w/5hpHSD, Aspire 9.5/WinCNC, Recoil, Laser, Hurricane
near bottom of the learning curve!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.