Hi fellow Carbide folks, I figured I ought to contribute some recent projects to the gallery since I’ve been on hiatus for a while, so here’s the first one!
I was inspired by a prop-nut someone had designed and 3d printed that I saw at MakerFaire, I’m forgetting which of you that was back then, but if you remind me, I’ll give credit where due.
At any rate, I’ve made a prop-nut for the Nomad (or any other ER11 collet for that matter) that creates a down-draft while the spindle is on to blow chips away from the cutting area and also cool the cutter and the part:
This is a 3d-printed version that I got from Shapeways, which actually you can pick up your own of [here] if you want to support me making a tutorial for how to machine your own
Here is a WIP out of a Corian sample, cut only using the standard Carbide 1/8" flat and .063" ball and flat tools.
This is a variation I cut in wax, which wasn’t strong enough for any real rigorous use-testing, but it worked also!
This is the “Mark II” version that I cut out of a Corian sample also—it’s ‘all a bit meta’, because the 3d-printed version 1 shown above was clearing chips for cutting this version.
At some point as I get back into my groove here on the forum I’ll try to post a tutorial/walk-through on it and the settings used for Corian. Hope you all like it