The Sword the Zen Built (or at least ornamented)

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The Sword the Zen Built (or at least ornamented)

Postby jblakey » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:49 am

Finished up my first Zen project last night, though I'd post 'er up here...

Did a total of four engravings on this sword with my Zen, two on zinc/aluminum blade, two on the painted/lacquered wood saya. I also used my Zen to cut the rings that go around the saya (scabbard) of the sword out of ABS, as well as making custom clamps for holding the saya for carving. I honestly don't know how I would have completed this project without the Zen. Thanks Xin, for putting together a great little machine at a great price.





Thanks,
jason
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Re: The Sword the Zen Built (or at least ornamented)

Postby Arnell » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:33 am

Great work. May I ask what bit you used?
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Re: The Sword the Zen Built (or at least ornamented)

Postby jblakey » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:25 pm

used a 1/8" .6mm pcb endmill for the wood carving, a 60deg 1/4" carbide v-bit for the metal engraving, and a single-flute 1/8" carbide bit for the ABS cutting. All of them worked great.

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