CNC

Wooden coaster

Wooden coaster

CNC, Uncategorized, Woodworking
I experimented inlaying different woods to produce attractive design.  I decided to make a coaster so I could use it afterward.   I used my upcoming company logo as the basis of the design and decided on a 4" coaster diameter, plain round for now.   I used a 60 degrees v-bit, 16K RPM, 65IPM feedrate (could have gone faster but I went with safe values).  I then glued the two parts together, making sure there was glue in every corner to prevent lift-up / delamination later, used regulard yellow wood glue.  I then clamped overnight to allow to dry.  Next morning, I used my bandsaw to remove the backing of the inlay and then sanded everything smooth using 180, 320 and 400 grit.  I than applied 6 coats of glossy varnish, sanding with 600 grit in b...
Sieg SC4 Mini-Lathe!   (and a new project)

Sieg SC4 Mini-Lathe!   (and a new project)

CNC, Lathe
I (finally) bought a (slightly) used Sieg SC4 Mini-Lathe!    I installed the machine beside my milling machine until my new workshop is ready next year.   I spent the last weekend drawing & 3D Printing various lathe tools support in order to have a tidy setup for all the tooling. I'm planning to convert the mini-lathe to a CNC lathe in the near future.  I already started to shop around for various parts in order to establish a preliminary budget 2 x Nema 23 Stepper (279 oz/in), dual shafts so I can still manually operate the machine 2 x 4.2A @ 50VDC stepper drives 36V Power supply 1204 ballscrews for X/Y Allow for a future tool turret (ATC) prob. Nema 17 + few inputs  Encoder on the spindle (rigid tapping) MESA 6i25 + 7i76...