First job using tabs in carbide create

First time setting up a job with tabs. Worked out great. The one blank that popped free during machining only had 1 tab(thought I had placed 2 on each but missed one

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They’re a great feature

Having tabs is a really nice feature — best of all, it’s a good justification for laying in a complete set of gouges/chisels in various radii — wish that X-Acto had such.

I’m sure that it will be completely coincidental that I’m going to manage to place tabs along curves of such radius that I put together a complete set

over the course of the coming year.

This is what they will look like when finished!


Good lordie!–one could end up with an entire tool chest full of gouges! I had no idea there were so many.

How do you achieve that scale pattern? Stamped metal foil?

A couple of years ago, I thought I’d try doing some lures over the winter. Especially ones that are no longer made that I still happen to have in my tackle box (Flatfish/LazyIke, Bassarino). I wasn’t really happy with the way they turned out. I didn’t have the CNC then; I don’t know if it might have made a difference. I’d like it if you’d document the process from start to finish, though.

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I use modded engraving machine