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Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby sirkossorg » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:41 pm

Hello All,

So I carved this in pine, to test my DIY. Must say, I'm a fan of MeshCam so far.

I'm not much of a woodworker (yet), so I don't know how to stain/seal/finish it. I've read about people having issues with bleeding and what-not.

If anybody has advice on finishing a pine relief, I'd appreciate it.

Best Regards,

Chris
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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby jeffD » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Chris,

Nice work. Crawl around your local hardware/paint store. Stain is pretty easy, pick a colour you like. Sealing is harder. boiled linseed oil works well without adding thickness. Polyurethanes work better, come with a choice of gloss finishes but do add some thickness. All sorts of other shelac and varnish products. Take your piece in and ask. Ya might luck out and get a good clerk :D

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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby sirkossorg » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:25 pm

Jeff,

Thanks for the advice!

Chris
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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby sirkossorg » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:25 am

I heard cutting Corian and backlighting had a cool effect, so I tried it with the same picture. Worked out pretty well. The original pic could probably use a little more color editing, but not bad.

I'm loving me some Meshcam Art. It has made CNC an even more addicting hobby. Already starting on my second machine.

Chris
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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby Randy » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:52 pm

Lithophane! I love those. Very nice, Chris.

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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby jeffD » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:50 pm

Chris,

Very nice.
It as really good to see someone realize that halving cutting time is not a matter of tweaking numbers to get that last bit of IPM but to just build a second mill for double the speed. I am slightly conservative but have no qualms about cheating :mrgreen:

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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby sirkossorg » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:38 am

jeffD wrote:Chris,

Very nice.
It as really good to see someone realize that halving cutting time is not a matter of tweaking numbers to get that last bit of IPM but to just build a second mill for double the speed. I am slightly conservative but have no qualms about cheating :mrgreen:

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If you saw my machine, you'd understand. This one was built as a proof of concept and we named it the Bumblebee, because it should never be able to fly.

Besides, why have one when you can have two for three times the price? Am I right?

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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby Randy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:55 am

Chris, you have the right attitude. :) I have seen your postings on CNCZone. Might you post about your new machine there? I have never built a machine totally from scratch yet, so I applaud you!

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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby sirkossorg » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:28 am

Randy wrote:Chris, you have the right attitude. :) I have seen your postings on CNCZone. Might you post about your new machine there? I have never built a machine totally from scratch yet, so I applaud you!

Randy



Randy,

You are too kind.

I don't believe I'll be doing a log of my new machine. There are way smarter people than me building WAY prettier machines than mine will be. What matters to me is what it can do, and that it's CHEAP.

Chris
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Re: Carve went ok. How to finish?

Postby jeffD » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:50 pm

Chris,

Just a pic would be appreciated. My ugly dirt cheap scratch built mill is more accurate but slower than the fancy $$ Taig. No $$ and go really cheap, more $$ and tax deduct it quick. :mrgreen:

I'd love to see if you have made something even more ugly. Somewhere on my site
< http://users.gmavt.net/jdemand/mill.html > is a pic of the cheap mill

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