Question, and sorry if this is covered but try typing wood or watch into the search box.
My Question: has anyone made or is it even possible to make a wooden wrist watch on the XC?
Not sure what tollerances are needed to do this. And at first glance making the links for the wrist band may be a challenge. Idk. Hope some one on here has some good news for me.
its possible to make a band.
google living hinge.
They used a laser to create it. You might be able to do it with the slits cut with a small 1/32" bit.
I have not tried it but the idea is there.
Great idea. Now I have another reason to buy a laser. Does anyone know if the 2.8watt j tech laser will be good enough for this type of cutting or if I need more power?
no, no, no and no. Sorry I speak from experience.
that’s like asking: “i need to screw down 500 two-inch screws, will a screwdriver work?”
Yes it will work eventually but you’ll be immediately be confronted with the fact your setup is just not that useful for that job.
A 40+ watt laser is what I’d recommend for cutting wood. Those sub 10W lasers are mainly for engraving. Another thing to consider is that a ‘living hinge’ is bound to break relatively fast due to flexing fatigue. And also: it has hard edges that won’t feel comfortable at all.
Here’s my tests on the subject:
When I saw the original post, I thought more along the lines of this:
which is a lot more work, but far superior in execution, look and feel.
So I will not attempt with laser. And live hinge is not good for a watch.
I saw this video and thought he is using a router. So maybe the XC can do all of that and then some.
Thanks for the advice. Hope I can get some more if anyone has ever attempted this. Or maybe I will get to be the first one. Will definitely post my progress. It may take me a while.
If I can find good plans that will help. I was also thinking that I might need to model from scratch in fusion 360. It would give me an excuse to brush up on my fusion skills anyway.
P.S. that is not my video I did not make those watches. Just something interesting I found on youtube
Hey Devin, go for it! Give it a try. At the very least you’ll learn a ton while figuring everything out.
Hey Devin, I recently made a wooden wrist watch using a Carvey.
Here’s the link to the Project: https://www.inventables.com/projects/wooden-watch
I am sure you can make one using an XC. Let me know if you need more details about the project.
Awesome thanks for the link.
I like it. I see that you used fusion to model. Would you be willing to share that file. I may want to see what types other types of watch faces I can make.
Thanks again. This is a huge help and lets me know it is possible to do. Im excited now.
I would go with more than a 40w. I have one and it has trouble cutting wood.
I was looking at j tech and I think 3.8watt is the biggest kit for well over $300. How much $$ for over 40watt?
Our 40w was around $4k. We use it at work to engrave our school logo and serial number into our students chromebooks.
$4k. Yeah… even if I wanted to just not happening at this stage of my game. Lol. Thanks though.
A cheap Chinese 40 watt laser starts at around $300.00. Will need to add about another $100.00 to make it usable. Search for 40 watt lasers and you will find a lot of great discusions.
beware that a 40W laser is a whole other technology. You should really do some serious research before making a choice. If you have specific questions: shoot!
40W should be plenty for cutting up to 1/4" ply
Mine is.What are you cutting? Do you have air assist? I ask bc before I installed a nozzle, I had problems too but it turned out the lens got really dirty by the fumes and it actually made a TON of difference one I cleaned it.
I think i will hold off on the laser and when I do get one I don’t think will cut with it. Just do engraving and photo stuff
Yeah sure. Here are the links to the parts.
I used Fusion to make the 3 parts of the watch, and Easel to make the band.
I am excited to see what you will come up with. Good luck!
I have a fslaser 5th gen hobby. It doesn’t have air assist. It my be my focal length because we have it set up to engrave. We have cut 1/8" stuff but havent had much luck with anything thicker than that.