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21 hours ago, marsalv said:

Thank you guys for all likes and comments.

I understand that for some people, the use of CNC machines is a somewhat controversial topic. On the other hand, I remember how I started modeling about 40 years ago with a hand saw and a set of files. Today, no one dares to use various electrical devices that make it easier for us modelers to work. From this point of view, the CNC machine is just another evolutionary step.

To garyshipwright: I am using VCarve Desktop.

I am starting work on main capstan parts - some pictures from production.

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Thank you Marsalv. The machines that we use will always be controversial but then again as you said, they will be just another evolutionary step, sort of like when I purchased a mill for my self.  As far as what tool's you use, be that a set of carving tools or Cnc doesn't matter, both takes a lot of work and skill to achieve what you have shown us. One last question Marsalv, but what tool bits did you use when you did you  cnc carvings, a self made set or a set that one can purchase to do the carving's? I am getting in to CNC, something that I should of done years ago and knowing what the right set of tool bit's that one needs for miniature  carving in cnc will really help. I have been looking but so far have come up empty finding a set.  Look forward in hearing from you. Keep up the outstanding building your doing and thank you. Have you ever thought about doing a a tutorial on Miniature cavings in cnc? Just might be what some of us need to help us grow.   Gary  

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To G. Delacroix - thanks for the info, I made the new one items with no wedges

To garyshipwright - I am using "10 Degree 0.1mm Tip Carbide CNC Bits Flat Bottom Milling Cutter V Shape" (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/852725456.html) for most of CNC 3D carvings. Question about tutorial - I am so sorry, making a video tutorial would be too time consuming and my knowledge of English is minimal:(.

I continue with the assembly of the capstans.

 

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On 2/17/2021 at 9:44 AM, marsalv said:

I am using "10 Degree 0.1mm Tip Carbide CNC Bits Flat Bottom Milling Cutter V Shape"

Marsalv,

Thank you for the information on the cutters you’re using. I was able to find something here in the US at Amazon (here) I don’t think it’s the same manufacturer, but they seem to be good quality. I’m looking forward to giving them a try. E397B342-7484-4E4B-9806-553509F3E4EF.thumb.jpeg.64f6e42b344c2ca813ecd82dbec45860.jpeg

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Hi Clay, I tried to get the set that Marsalv showed but for some reason it would not let my order go through.  I found what I believe is the same set that you show. Have you by chance  got a chance to use them and look forward to what you think. Gary

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Gary,

I haven’t “used” them in the “make a part with them” sense, but I did take some test cuts. My initial worry was that because they’re engraving bits the cuts would have to be really shallow because of not having any flutes to bring oup the swarf. While I didn’t push them, I was able to make 0.0125” deep cuts in cherry without any problems. My old eyes also found it a bit challenging to set 0Z, but I think close is probably fine since they come to such a fine point. 
The one thing I want to investigate further is the alignment of the tip with the axis of the shaft. It seemed as if the cutter was straight from end to tip which would put the tip slightly off center, but this could be a misperception and I didn’t have the patience to investigate further right then. The picture of them on Amazon seems to show the point centered, so I might be mistaken. 

 

I also wonder how long the tip will stay sharp, but only time will tell. 
 

Below is a picture of my test cuts in cherry. From the bottom 0.0125” deep, 0.025” + 0.0375”, and 0.0375” stand alone. The two in the middle appear as one because I only moved over 0.05” for the second cut. 

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To claybaker and garyshipwright - These milling cutters are manufactured by a number of manufacturers in the world, so it does not matter which manufacturer you choose. There are several of these manufacturers on aliexpress. I myself chose the "Chinese variant" because it is significantly cheaper and will do the same service as more expensive milling cutters.

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22 hours ago, marsalv said:

There are several of these manufacturers on aliexpress. I myself chose the "Chinese variant" because it is significantly cheaper and will do the same service as more expensive milling cutters

Hi marsalv,

That’s what I was trying to say - that they were available from a number of suppliers - but your way came out much better. 🙂


The build is beautiful. I need to save these photos for reference. 

Clay

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