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I have put together a plan for the Moebius.
Created a surface for holding in a vise and
blended it into the original model. Cut all surfaces
in the top view, flip over and cut bottom view.
Last, cut soft jaws, saw off holding tab and
machine the patched surface.
 

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Moebius would be proud.
 

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Whoops! Hit send too soon.

Is this a functional beer bottle opener?
 

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Some not so quick... quick and easy Christmas presents. Started out to be 8 of them. I did two prototypes, then did a plan to make these 4 all very similar. Destroyed two top pieces because I had the wrong speeds and feeds for stainless when cutting out the notch for the catch. Didn't have enough time to make two more top pieces. Still I have enough for the most important people. They use either Parker refills or Fisher Space Pen refills. I went with the Fisher Space Pen refills for the ones to be given out as gifts.

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Those look great. Something I've been wanting to make for a while.

My christmas contribution....Custom made game dice and a lithophane ornament with a custom aluminum case.


As for the mobius, why not machine the first side, and then flip it over and cast it in wax. should be solid enough to hold it.
 

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Those look great. Something I've been wanting to make for a while.

My christmas contribution....Custom made game dice and a lithophane ornament with a custom aluminum case.
I really like the dice. Nice use for a Turners Cube
 

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thanks, they turned out really well. My girlfriends sister and brother in law are big into D&D and they loved them so they should get some good use as well.
 

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You might need to try out making 8, 12, and 20 sided dice for the D&D crowd. Never seen this done as a Turners "cube" but it would be
interesting if you could do it. I can't see how its would be done, but then I couldn't figure out how to make a 6 sided turners cube until
somebody on HM showed one being made. Those you made are incredible with the numbered faces and colorings.
Are they painted or anodized? If anodized, do you do your own?

Again, very cool.
 

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You might need to try out making 8, 12, and 20 sided dice for the D&D crowd. Never seen this done as a Turners "cube" but it would be
interesting if you could do it. I can't see how its would be done, but then I couldn't figure out how to make a 6 sided turners cube until
somebody on HM showed one being made. Those you made are incredible with the numbered faces and colorings.
Are they painted or anodized? If anodized, do you do your own?

Again, very cool.
Well thanks! Yeah...oddly enough I hosted the picture on imgur and within minuets had messages asking if I made more than just the 6 sided dice. I would like to try something a bit more complicated. Might be a good project for next Christmas! Pretty sure even with some strategic hole drilling a 20 sided dice could look pretty neat.

They are anodized, and yes I do my own. It's pretty easy really. Hardest part is making sure everything is perfectly clean before they go in the acid bath otherwise you get discolorations on the surface. But anyone with some battery acid, distilled water, and a power supply (even a battery charger) can do it.
 
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Just some stuff. Sitting here board out of my gourd at a mixer for the wife's work. I'll ready did the escort her around the room and make small talk thing... an hour ago.

I tried to pick only things done with CNC, and not to many molds. I have a lot of other cool parts pictures on my phone, but they aren't CNC machined. I think one might have slipped into the post.
 

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You make some incredible stuff there!
I don’t ever see me getting into CNC but when I see stuff like this I start to get itchy for control.

PS that dog you made really looks like the real thing! I’d love to see the code for that one.
 
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Well yesterday... I hunted all over my shop for some PW-04 locking tab washers to lock the nut that holds the thrust bearings on the ballscrews for my bigger mill. I finally found, not one, but three of them hiding in this piece of steel. I just had to cut them out.

http://tacklemaker.info/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=51
 

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Well yesterday... I hunted all over my shop for some PW-04 locking tab washers to lock the nut that holds the thrust bearings on the ballscrews for my bigger mill. I finally found, not one, but three of them hiding in this piece of steel. I just had to cut them out.

http://tacklemaker.info/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=51
Funny how little things like that can hide in a chunk of metal.
What substrate do you have the thin plate screwed (pop-rivited?) to?
 
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Funny how little things like that can hide in a chunk of metal.
What substrate do you have the thin plate screwed (pop-rivited?) to?
Its the back side of a piece of aluminum flat bar. I say back side because the front side has a failed attempt at an injection mold partially machined into it. I clamped the steel in place, drilled holes, tapped through, screwed it down, and then separated out the tab locking washers. They are a funtional equivilent to a PW-04. If anybody finds themselves needing to make some I posted the CB file on the CamBam forum. I used a fiber wheel on a rotary hand piece to clean up the outer tabs, and a triangle file to clean up the inner tabs.
 

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I made a couple timing pulleys for my scratch built CNC lathe. Pretty easy to do and they work great.
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My first CNC project after converting my RF30 to CNC (the build thread is in this section).

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My fancy plywood sub-plate :lol:
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That mark to the left is from the second broken bit
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I'm using an old drill-bit as the stop since I didn't have a 3/8" rod handy.

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While not made out of metal, I did use my 3D printer to make all the mechanical parts to an old school style Annunciator for my home automation system. I did all of the CAD work in Autocad 2012 then used CURA as the CAM program and an Ultimaker 2+ to print out all the different parts. Here are a few pictures. You can also check out a little more about it on my HackaDay project page HERE including the Autocad file and STL files for all the 3D printed parts.
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CNC'd this address plate out of 1/4" alum 6061 - thinking of scrotch-brite'ng it to get the brushed-alum look?


Here's a quick 20sec video of it in action:
https://streamable.com/bbab2

Now this will be fun cleaning up! :scared:
 

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The finished address sign:


Also made a collet rack this past weekend, this was a test of doing multiple operations in one g-code file utilizing different tools (center drill, 1/4" end mill, 1/16" ball end mill for engraving) :
 

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I like your address sign.
Mine is ceramic with the numbers made up of flowers - it came with the house. Not exactly my style.
So, I've decided to copy your design and make one for myself.
 

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LOL, that's exactly how mine was too and came with the house as well- beige ceramic tile pieces, brown numbers and red flowers. By all means, copy away! :encourage:
 

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In 2006 I purchased my first lathe and mill from Harbor Freight with no idea how to use them
since then I have built (converted to cnc ) all of my cnc equipment from scratch not kits and have a lot I'd like to show...
I have photographs of my small cnc machines building parts for View attachment 96266 View attachment 96267 View attachment 96268 View attachment 96269 View attachment 96270 View attachment 96271 View attachment 96273 my larger ones but here are a few examples of some nice parts I have made
I don't wish to flood the thread but I have a lot more if there is interest.
Another guy making the rest of us look bad. Nice, it looks STUNNING Jumps4
 

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Also made a collet rack this past weekend, this was a test of doing multiple operations in one g-code file utilizing different tools (center drill, 1/4" end mill, 1/16" ball end mill for engraving) :
Did you cut the holes for the collets with the 1/4" end mill cutting circular interpolation or use big cutter, like a boring head or something?

(good to see this thread active again)
 

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@Bob - yes 1/4" end mill that plunged where I pre-drilled the holes, then did a contour to make the round holes. I have a detailed post on this project in my RF30 build thread in this section.
 

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Fixture plate:


Engraving - unfortunately the powder coat chipped along the engraving path giving it a broken/jagged look AKA needs more work.
 

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I'm not completely Done done with it, but the first part for my Duclos flame eater engine is off the mill and into "finish work". There are some cosmetic defects that need a little help with files or sanding drums or something.

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