Tag Archives: cutting

CNC Lathe making chips and choosing a video editor

I guess I should have chosen a curvy part instead of this boring one… maybe the next time. Now some words about my search for a decent linux video editor. I did my previous video using OpenShot; It was a … Continue reading

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Learning the hard way

When I was a CNC girl, I thought things like “Once you make one, you can do thousands, easily!”, “Acetal is the perfect plastic for precision parts and cuts like butter!”. OMG I was so naive. Making these parts were … Continue reading

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Boring stuff

Currently I’m doing some modifications to my Sherline lathes in order to add a cover, very similar to the one on my cnc mill. This will result in a really big changes in the lathe look. I don’t feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Aluminum Sheet Cutting

My actual cutting parameters for aluminum sheet: Material: 1100 aluminum (I’ve cut 1mm and 2.5mm sheets) Feed: 600mm-min or 24IPM (I’ve used 800mm-min, but now I’m being conservative) End-mill: 4-flute 1.5mm carbide. I’ve used 2-flute and 3-flute; the more flutes, … Continue reading

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My first cnc part

I should say the hardest step in making this part was to press the start button (I’m a chicken). This 1mm sheet was held to a mdf plate using Carnauba; that seems to work nicely. Badly I made a mistake … Continue reading

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