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    Re: CNC Tooling Suppliers in New Zealand

    I use carbidenz https://www.carbidenz.co.nz
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    Re: Librecad to G-code ?

    Try CAMBAM for producing the G-code, CAMBAM also has some drafting capabilities including text, it's free to use for the first 30 starts
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    Re: MDF Racing car simulator project.

    I dont know if anyone else took my drawings and made one, but it definitely needs some work on fastening placement etc, the bits I cut out at 1/4 scale all seemed to fit fine from memory
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    Re: MDF Racing car simulator project.

    Guys sorry for the delay, I got busy and forgot, I'm not saying these are 100% correct drawings, I stopped on this project not long after cutting out the 1/4 scale version....
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    Re: MDF Racing car simulator project.

    I will put up the drawings I have tonight
  6. Re: HDPE milling finishing issues - please kindly help!

    Bit late to the party, but I cut a lot of HDPE sheet.
    I generally use either 6 or 8mm 2 flute bits, 3mm depth of cut running around 10k rpm(kress spindle too with a superPID for rpm adjustment) and...
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    Re: Dinosaur skeleton, and other models, DXF files.

    Thats very nice!
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    Sticky: Re: Electronic home switches made easy!

    Wow, I'm buying some of these tonight once I've measured my machine.
    I haven't looked at this thread for a long time!
  9. Re: Wet Cutting Solutions for Composites G10 /Carbon Plate

    I'm in the process of doing this sort of thing for cutting carbonfibre, I'm going to lay up a rigid fibreglass tray that I will fix a thick hdpe sheet into that I can either screw fix or adhesive fix...
  10. Re: kiwis is there anybody in there, just nod if you can hear me

    Hey, another mad kiwi here, I built a 1.5x1.2m table, came in at 50% higher budget than yours though, here is my thread...
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    Check out precisebits, diamondcut fishtail bits...

    Check out precisebits, diamondcut fishtail bits are what you want for cutting carbon.
    Relatively slow cutting speeds, I don't have g-wizard here at work to check the speeds can't remember off the...
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    These are the type of bits you want for cutting...

    These are the type of bits you want for cutting carbon Diamond-cut Routers
    I use them and they cut it like butter, I've only used down to 2mm size though.
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    Just a few more things I have been...

    Just a few more things I have been maching/prototyping lately

    Mocked up some shock towers (for 1/10th RC touring car chassis) for someone out of some scrap composite...
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    Sorry I didn't see your post, yes I did use...

    Sorry I didn't see your post, yes I did use commercial ballscrew supports, I bought them with the screws.
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    Thats really cool man!

    Thats really cool man!
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    Started machining my first batch of diy...

    Started machining my first batch of diy machinable wax into a usable block last night
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/fatheadnz/CNC/IMG_20130422_222514_zps1e85d2fd.jpg
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    How to make Machinable Wax at home!...

    How to make Machinable Wax at home!
    I think I found it on hackaday.
    If you google it there are lots of recipes that vary slightly as well.
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    I just recently discovered how to make machinable...

    I just recently discovered how to make machinable wax instead of buying it, that might be of use for this type of project, and it's reusable!
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    Peugeot Lion logo I used to make centre caps for...

    Peugeot Lion logo I used to make centre caps for my wheels
    dxf liononly.dxf

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/fatheadnz/CNC/cap.jpg
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    Machined 2 of the 4 pug lion inserts I need for...

    Machined 2 of the 4 pug lion inserts I need for the centre caps for my wheels on my car today, even managed to whack a 1st coat of paint on them.
    ...
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    A couple of short vids

    A couple of short vids

    <object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fCPN6AYu3zk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen"...
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    I will post some later tonight when I get home....

    I will post some later tonight when I get home.
    I haven't really done any where near as much stuff as I would have liked too unfortunately, a new baby and doing to alterations to the house has taken...
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    1.5m x 1.2m Steel & Wood Router

    I've had this machine up and running for around 6 months now so thought it was about time to put up a thread.

    I started thinking about making a machine about 2yrs ago or so, my first thoughts were...
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    How big? I could possibly cut them, but I don't...

    How big?
    I could possibly cut them, but I don't have the files to cut from myself.
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    I have since cutting that out put a small piece...

    I have since cutting that out put a small piece across the 2 front halfs just in front of the steering wheel platform as I was planning on pivoting the steering platform up for access as well.
    I...
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