Using the new CNC to dish out some walnut…

IMG_3180The above pic shows the roughing out stage..[using a 6 mm end mill 3 flute spiral bit – solid carbide]… the technique is called rastering… moving the bit back and forwards…

IMG_3181A little closer…

IMG_3182Roughing out finished, starting the final finishing path…[using a 3 mm ball nose bit]

IMG_3183Further along with the finishing pathway…in this case the machine is running in offset mode… moving around the shape from the inside to the outside… step over is 0.3 mm each pass…

IMG_3185Just about finished… took about 30 minutes.

IMG_3186Rather smooth… and not too much sawdust.

IMG_3188Just a different angle of the finished job… a light sand and some oil… all finished…

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look…


About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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3 Responses to Dish…

  1. Lew says:

    Using this machine and the Laser together are going to make some far out projects, Larry!

  2. Don says:

    So, while your machine is at work it frees you up to work on other projects and stop for a pint once in a while. I’m envious.

  3. Exciting times, Larry!

    As you say in a previous post; these machines look a lot more complicated than the actually are, once you’ve grasped the basics (I’ve begun playing with one in my day job, even though I haven’t yet had many opportunities to machine wood).

    What kind of software do you use, just out of interest?

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