I saw some Trex composite decking in the cull pile at the Home Depot, so I bought a piece to try out. I don’t really like the fake wood grain, but it has a brown shell on top of a black core, so I thought I could get a nice two-tone look from it.
Drew something with Carbide Create, and cut it on my new S3 with the C3d #102 bit (.125"). I used HDPE as the material in Carbide Create (I think that’s the main material)
Here are some pics pre-cleanup. The top layer gets pretty fuzzy, but I’m probably using the wrong bit for the material? But the bottom material seems to machine nicely.
The forum won’t let me post multiple pics, so I’ll try to add a post-cleanup pic later. I like the two tone, but I wish it was a bit darker. I used a chisel to just clean the top layer’s edges.
Anyway, I didn’t see anyone here who had tried trex yet, so I thought I’d add a post. I love my S3, this is only my second project and everything in the Carbide ecosystem just works well.