I am about to take the plunge and pre order my Carvey however i have not been completely sold on it yet. I was wondering since some of you guys already have your that you can help me out. I mainly want to cut a 16 gauge aluminum (not super thick) so i can cut different shapes for my jewelry business. I was wondering if anyone can show me or tell me their successes with cutting aluminum or metals in general… i am definitely excited about doing other things but for my jewelry business this is my number one thing! Thanks you guys! I saw the video Inventables did but i am wondering how intricate you can make it!
You’ll have absolutely no problem cutting 16 gauge alum! I’ve done 1/4" and so have many other over here, just fast shallow is the key.
That’s great!!! How detailed do you think it can get? If you are cutting aluminum soon do you think you can make a video? I would love that!! Thanks!
I can definitely cut a piece of an old project, got some spare 1/8" chunks. As for detail, it all depends on the end mills. The steppers have plenty of “resolution”, in my case, the smallest end mill i have is 1/36" (0.7mm), but i’ve seen much much smaller (0.002"/0.051mm)
that would be awesome!! There aren’t many videos of the carvey yet and i had some people that were in kickstarter that it sucks on aluminum and it kept breaking the bits… so thats why i have been a bit worried about purchasing… but tomorrow i am going to lol! When you have video up let me know… if you can’t post it here can you post on facebook and ill find you?
I just realzed this was on the Carvey section! I was talking about x-carve, altough im guessing the carvey should be pretty similar in stiffness.
please don’t change the category to X-carve… this was a post i want in the carvey section i was curious about it being done on the carvey even though it was talked about on the X-carve… i know this wasn’t you Cristian so disregard this someone changed it to go in the X-carve section
Seems its back on the Carvey section, sorry for the confusion. Maybe someone can tell if the Carvey has the same rigidity of the x-carve?
yea someone else changed it and i switched it back… thank you for your insight i pretty sure that the X-carve and Carvey will have the same spindle strength… i just preordered my carvey today!! Excited to get it sad i have to wait 2 1/2 months for it lol!
Well, the Carvey comes with the 300w spindle i believe, and most of us x-carve owners use the Dewalt router which is a lot more powerfull.