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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 03:11:57 AM »
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Who's this "Chris Botha" they reference to in the instructional videos???  Wink

Hey Sam, He seems to have done a runner from the forum lately - missing the excellent pics of his work I am.

Thanks for the tip Gerry - The MeshCam software is indeed a fraction of the price and has a free 30 day trial.

Yea Barry, you are just showing off because you have more axis than I have milling cutters.  ;D

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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 05:54:53 AM »
Yup, I think we all miss Chris. You guys did see his post about why he was going offline for a while didn't you?

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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 07:48:53 AM »
Just read his last two posts. That really sucks.

Tweakie, if you need more than 30 days with MeshCAM, just let them know, and they'll extend it. Tell him I sent you. :)
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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2010, 10:27:11 AM »
Many thanks Gerry, much appreciated,

I am not planning on installing/running MeshCam until my DP 30 days are up then I can spend more time learning it.

One thing that comes to mind having made this is that the 70 x 70 tiger took 3 hours machine time - whereas a skilled woodcarver could, i think, have made this in considerably less time (and possibly even, done a much better job). Metalworking is probably where the major benefits of 3D CAM prove to be of greater advantage. So may try a metal object with MeshCam and use the mill instead of the router.

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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010, 10:36:28 AM »
That's true about the skilled woodcarver, however, what we bring with cnc is repeatability.  I can tell you that aspect is super important with the projects I have lined up;)

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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2010, 10:43:51 AM »

One thing that comes to mind having made this is that the 70 x 70 tiger took 3 hours machine time - whereas a skilled woodcarver could, i think, have made this in considerably less time (and possibly even, done a much better job).

You need a faster machine, then. Or, do a roughing pass with a 6mm bit, then do your finish pass. That should cut the time in half.


I did this in about 1-1/2 hours, with a 1/16" bit (1.6mm). It's 6" diameter (150mm) Finish pass was 8% stepover at 155ipm.
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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 12:06:59 PM »
Another benefit is that you can let your CNC do it's thing, and you can work on something else.
Nice Gerry, I like it.
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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2010, 03:16:40 PM »
Yup Gerry, that's a nice one too. Looks good.

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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2010, 01:13:01 AM »
Those both look really great. I'm going to try out the Meshcam, thanks.

Now I have to go find out what happened to Chris. :(

Oh, yes I had read that, I guess I didn't get the full meaning at the time. :-\
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Re: Routed Teak Tiger.
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2010, 10:07:49 AM »
Excellent work Gerry.

I think a feedrate of 155 ipm would scare the pants off me using a cutter that small. If you can recall what depth of cut and spindle speed did you use please ?.

I managed to take a better photo of my tiger (without the flash this time).

Tweakie.
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