Beginners Feeds and Speeds.

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I am the beginner! This is a short post about what I have learned so far. I intend it only to show the method I use to decide how to set my speeds and feeds. Use at you own risk! I begin with the chipload. It will be .05% to…

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A Golden Reliquary

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‘A what?’ was my response to the designer Owen Power when he approached me to do some work for his latest film. When he explained what it was, I was delighted with the challenge. Owen sent me an initial concept sketch which I drew up in CAD and sent back…

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Making of a Faux Bronze Figure

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I had been meaning to do a full size figure in faux bronze for a long time and after the end of my work with Ripper Street, I had a few days to play around with it. Here is the result: 3D scan courtesy of Artec 3D. www.artec3d.com After a…

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Why a router is better than a laser

I intend to tell you some advantages of cnc router versus a laser cutter. Unfortunately LASERs are very vivid in the imagination of many people. But the truth is that as excellent as lasers are, they have a severe limitation. Read on to be at a distinct advantage when commissioning…

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CNC machine arrival

The large cnc router arrived just before christmas 2015. It was very heavy to move by hand but with 3 old scaffolding tubes and a few sheets of ply we got it into place in a few hours. That’s an animated GIF . Go on, click it! The new machine…

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