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Old 08-31-2017, 09:41 PM
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Default Jeweling Aluminum on CNC

Hi All,

I am looking to do some jeweling on aluminum sheet material and am looking for advice on what to get and where to get it.

I would prefer something with spring loading so that I can be a little less precise in Z, or if the sheet is not perfectly flat.
I'd like to be able to do various sizes, say down to 1/4" up to 3" circles.

For the larger sizes I think the 3M pads might be the route to go, but What can I use in my spindle to hold such a beast?

For the smaller it seems that stainless steel end brushes with straight wire if you can find them provides the best looks, other wise the crimped.

Again, would there be something spring loaded to hold those?

Thanks bunches!
Scott
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:00 PM
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So all I found spring loaded was the L2INC tool, not inexpensive, but the 3/4" version does allow 1/4 and 1/8 collets.

Did a experiment with a 1/2" EM. Here is the results, not bad, but very smooth and right now takes to much material away for what I wanted.

1/2" EM
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Array toolpath setup for .333 increments.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:03 AM
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Scott,
You can do this with a spring loaded tool from Cosmo. He made a special threaded one for me that worked perfect but I think you can use a standard model and make an adapter that will work fine. You will not be moving the disk for jeweling; just pressing down so not as critical as what I was doing. See the Scotch pads the guy is using below; his results look excellent.

https://youtu.be/JXuk0x_df1E

http://cosmos-industrial.com/index.p...products_id=30

https://youtu.be/5KmnVLU304w

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Old 09-03-2017, 11:29 PM
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Thanks John, i'll check those out!
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:47 PM
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Also check out gunsmithing suppliers such as Brownells. They have a pretty good selection of jeweling tools (special brushes, compounds etc.).

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Old 09-22-2017, 11:29 PM
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I'll check them out.

I have picked up a couple of brass brushes i intend to try. Just haven't had time yet.
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