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Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« on: June 13, 2010, 02:26:06 PM »
I took a shot at making one of the Butterfly Puzzles in .063 aluminum this morning and it turned out beautifully. I used a .062" 2 flute with a bit of kero to lube the aluminum running at 8 IPM's with .022" depth cuts.

I think if I had to do it all over again, I'd do it without tabs as it needed a lot of clean up. My wife loves it in the rough brushed natural aluminum, but I'd like to see it anodized in a color.

I had to seperate the parts into 3 sheets of 4X8" as I did this on a Taig Mill. Took about 120 minutes to machine and about another half hour to clean up the edges and put a rough 220 grit finish on it.

I have the "bug" now to make more of these, but time is not something I have a lot of  :roll:  

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 04:20:48 PM »
Very cool Dave.  8)

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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 04:31:57 PM »
That's neat Dave!
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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 08:51:10 PM »
Thanks fellas, I'm actually playing with the idea of moving the wings support slot as I think it would look nicer with a wider wingspan. We'll see.

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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 10:34:22 PM »
That is really cool!  Where do you find the DXF or GCode files to do something like that?

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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 02:50:36 AM »
Excellent work Dave.

Here's a Dragonfly if you are interested in making a set of these puzzles.

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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 09:42:57 AM »
Thank you all  :)

Here's the dxf for the butterfly  :)

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Dave

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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 10:43:34 AM »
That is awesome , Dave! Thanks for showing.

Daniel
Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 12:50:45 PM »
Thanks Dave, that looks great.
It would be sharp if you anodized it in some bright colors.

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Re: Butterfly Puzzle In Aluminum
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010, 03:31:30 PM »
Thanks fellas  :)

Dave
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