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  1. I've used both Ogee and roundover bits on the...

    I've used both Ogee and roundover bits on the CNC. I fully concur with the guys about NOT using bits with the bearings. Most of the time however, I just use my router table. I find it simpler and...
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    Thanks, Stan. Actual time on the machine was...

    Thanks, Stan. Actual time on the machine was negligible. What ate me up was two things: getting clean vectors from the customer supplied logo (I used mostly Corel X5) and the font she picked at to...
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    Right on the "weeding", Scott. I've used the...

    Right on the "weeding", Scott. I've used the technique alot on the laser, but never tried it before on the CNC. Thanks for the suggestions and compliments. I have some liquid mask I've been meaning...
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    Another Cedar Sign

    Stan inspired me! Western Cedar. Did this one a little different: sanded, sealed with several coats of shellac, masked with blue masking tape, cut the pocket outlines with a 60 degree V bit, weeded...
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    Nice job, Stan. I've got a cedar sign sold...

    Nice job, Stan. I've got a cedar sign sold myself. Just wondering, what kind of coating did you put on it?
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    Really, really nice, Scott.

    Really, really nice, Scott.
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    Damn that's cool. I'm drooling!

    Damn that's cool. I'm drooling!
  8. Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    As memory serves, I used Johnson's floor wax...

    As memory serves, I used Johnson's floor wax prior to engraving...then wiped down. Came out nice, but still stunk! I put the pieces in a plastic bag with some cat litter, which took the edge off :)
  10. James, I don't normally visit the design forum,...

    James, I don't normally visit the design forum, but I'm glad I did today! Your table is beautiful. Most of my stuff has been relatively small scale CNC or laser work, but I've got access to a...
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    You might want to try polymer clay as well. I...

    You might want to try polymer clay as well. I tried the Inlace and wasn't thrilled with it. You can get polymer clay at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. It comes in a variety of colors, but I like the...
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    Love it, Stan. Really nice work!

    Love it, Stan. Really nice work!
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    Thanks, Nicolas. I'll have to give that a shot. ...

    Thanks, Nicolas. I'll have to give that a shot. I've converted several reliefs to gray scale and then lasered them, but never the reverse!
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    You should be pleased with it, Nicolas. Nice...

    You should be pleased with it, Nicolas. Nice work! I've done some scales with the laser, but never tried it with the CNC. Did you use gray scale artwork?
  15. "LIKE!" Very nice, Stan. Love the medium mix.

    "LIKE!" Very nice, Stan. Love the medium mix.
  16. Thread: 3d masks

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    Very, very cool, Stan!

    Very, very cool, Stan!
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    Jodi, did you ever have any luck cutting through...

    Jodi, did you ever have any luck cutting through the cork backing? I may have another job coming up and from the sound of it, you have/had the exact issue I had. On some of them, I wound up cutting...
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    I ran into the same problem not too long ago,...

    I ran into the same problem not too long ago, although I did not get the cork from Lasersketch. I wound up having to do multiple passes at high power, and yes, I did burn the edges of the cork. ...
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    Couldn't you just change the fill properties on...

    Couldn't you just change the fill properties on the text in Corel?
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    Very nice, Stan. Haven't check out the youtube...

    Very nice, Stan. Haven't check out the youtube yet, what did you use for fill?
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    292333 As promised, here's one I did with powder...

    292333 As promised, here's one I did with powder coat. This is one of those 1/2" thick (or so) fascia bricks. I'm using it for a larger project. Ran this one twice at 5% speed, 100% power, 600...
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    Thanks guys. I got my Epilog second hand and...

    Thanks guys. I got my Epilog second hand and didn't get a "tool". I'll check out their site.
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    Pete, I realize this sounds incredibly ignorant,...

    Pete, I realize this sounds incredibly ignorant, but how do you focus without the plunger? Thanks!
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    Wasn't bad mess wise. Took forever to get a...

    Wasn't bad mess wise. Took forever to get a decent depth. I had to run it at 1% speed 100% power. Then I applied powdercoat twice at 100% speed and 10% power (I believe). Gave the test piece away...
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    I have had success engraving letters in bricks...

    I have had success engraving letters in bricks and then re-lasering with black powder coat fill.
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