Few projects that I’ve been working on and adding more mods to my x carve. Next will be a new z axis upgrade and y axis swaps to the upgraded x axis makerslide rails. Using a 269 for the x axis and is helping with faster feed rates.
Extremely impressive results! Were these projects done mainly with a stock machine?
I’m genuinely curious about your thought process regarding using the wide makerslide for the y-axis rails. What’s the main motivation there?
Thanks! Yeah mostly stock other then the new maker slide one piece and then white belts that have the steel braided in it. A few other people have done the makerslide for the y because it’s super solid and then adding like bracing for like how everyone would make brackets for the one piece setups will make it completely solid. I still need to build Phil’s demon mod for the controller and get a more solid piece for a z axis since I’m still using the stock z axis setup.
Just wanting to be able to get more speeds and projects done in aluminum that gives what a larger cnc or mill production machines that can make useable products to sell. Those emblems only took a few mins to do and on larger pieces it would be great to have a few hours to make something. The coast guard piece took about 8 hours to v carve which wasn’t bad because when I first went with like easels speeds to go make it it said it was like 24-38 hours which is insane if something happens during carving or like a power surge that’s so much wasted time.
Great work! Do you use just V bits for the carves? I’m hoping to start experimenting with aluminum and brass as soon as all the current orders I have are complete. I’ve got a couple people wanting several challenge coins.
I used the small 1/8 v bit from inventables and then the 1/4 cutter for aluminum or harder materials to do the cutouts. Yeah mostly my cnc is stock other then larger motor for the x and white belts that I’ve been using. Still have more upgrades to buy once I get more funds from jobs.
Nice looking work.
Are you getting any chatter on your cuts? I’m asking because of the scallop patterns in the sides of your cuts.
On some because I’m going a lot faster then the stock speeds like what easel has and basic ones people say to use. I still have to make my plates for the 2inch rise and the mods for the rails to make it not wobble on the x axis. Also a z axis upgrade because I still have the stock one.
Thanks! What kind of step over are you using for such clean cuts with the v bit?
I’ll have to see what it is when I get back to my shop . I know I had it small for the clearing pass and then the final one was like really small to clean it up.