What did you cut on your Shapeoko/ Nomad today?

Yesterday:


Just messing around learning more about the SPXXL.

Today:
I surfaced and put a two inch grid pattern on the waste board.
I BIG THANKS to WillAdams for helping me with the grid.

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Please forgive my ignorance.
What the heck is grist?
Thanks for the Progress statement! :wink: :blush:

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Wikipedia

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Cut some steel for a Haas VF6 upgrade on the Pro xxl

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Hi @Vince.Fab - could you provide a bit more info about that fancy deck on your pro?

It’s not this one: Carbide3D Shapeoko 3 XXL Aluminum Fixture Tooling Plates – Saunders Machine Works

Will it be coming soon? How many plates are involved?

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[Note from the future: I posted a full write-up of this build as part of Community Challenge #23. Click here to see the full details]

Over the last year or so my in-laws decked out their garage as an open-air area to have guests, they call it their “corona lounge”. I carved the background and border on my new Pro, the letters/statue/tree are 3d printed and sit in shallow pockets for alignment.

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That sign is very nice. Good looking. The word Lounge looks like a gradiant. Did you air brush ?

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Still rather new to cnc and have had my nomad3 under a week but happy so far. This was a test of some jarrah, local very hard wood, 1860Ibf/8270N. It’s distinctive colour and weight makes it easy to spot from my Dads scrap wood pile I’ve been raiding.

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If you don’t mind sharing,
What bit did you use for Finishing?

Yes sure, it’s a tapered ball nose 2 flute in 0.5mm.

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Thanks! I used spray paint to get the gradient. First painted the whole letter orange, then slowly layered the yellow down from the top. Took a couple tries, but overall it was surprisingly easy.

Starting with Grayscale images, I am beginning to work my way through CCpro.
Learning to import and manipulate images and what combination of bits to use for Roughing, Finishing and cleanup.

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next step: STL files as input :wink:

@fenrus
Well, I did that, and used your STL2PNG converter which I want to say “Thank You” for that.
Found an image of a 3 mast sailboat in .stl format. Did the conversion in about 3.5 minutes (188Mb .stl file)

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Here are a few signs I made to dress up my garage.

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I experimented with a drag engraver. I’m pleased as a novice cnc’er.

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@AndyP
Which drag engraver and what material did you use? Turned out great!

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Aluminium. 60 deg diamond tipped drag bit from gf tools (uk)

I’m not familiar with that brand and google doesn’t return anything. Would you be able to share a link please?

I think I got to them via eBay. Small family run business. It was a quick service, some instructions. They gave me these details to contact them on:
GF Tools. Genmy215@hotmail.com. 07725834745