I watched a Documentary on Eastman And Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Hulu and as a result my Brass Tool has a Raphael design engraved into him.
Heres the first test cut in .125" thick Acrylic, with its Ti brother.
Squad is on Point-
top left Brass Turtle (Disco Hero in a Half shell)
top right Ti Frog
bottom left Stainless Steel Squirrel
bottom right Fitst cut Blue Acrylic Turtle test.
Engraving in CC
I built The Engraving Design on top of the Ti fighting Frog Carbide Create file.
The Shell details were made with the hex tool, and the twin Sai’s, bandana, kneepads, and little toenail details where drawn with the curve tool.
For the engraving layer I used the .031" Ballend to cut on the lines. DOC was .003" with 2 passes,for a maximum Engraving depth of .006"
Toolpath Simulation in Brass is spot on
I had some .140" thick Brass offcut that was just large enough to cut a part from.
These clamps are 1/4" 6061 Aluminum and cut from the same design file used to cut the .5" thick plyboo clamps seen here:
I usually would use the blue fixturing wax to hold thin metal like this 360 Brass.
Recently Ive been having good results leaving a thin skin of .005" -.01" on arcrylic and plyboo parts so I wanted to try it with the Brass. It worked because the Nomad Threaded Table is VERY level.
Removing the Brass “Foil” required a couple minutes of detailed Xacto blade work to clean up. It was worth testing, however I recommend using the Blue Wax. Interestingly, the time to heat the wax up and clean it off the hot metal is equal to the time with a sharp blade in your hand.
your choice; Hot or Sharp.
Grab some popcorn these Instagram videos can go a full minute now.
Disco Hero Tool
1/8th Brass or other Metal
.031 Ball endmill
This file was tested in Brass on The Nomad 883, “the Best Desktop Mill” by Make Magazine.
TMNTRAPHAELbrassV2TESTED.c2d (670.0 KB)
Take a look at the file and let me know if you have any questions.