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First thing!

Postby MechaDrafter » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:39 pm

So, this isn't real exciting (it's just a tiny box), but it's my first successful object with my Zen, and with CNC in general, so I'm proud of it!

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Made of MDF, not anything pretty. I did some light sanding, but the cuts really weren't that rough. Total cut time for both pieces was about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cut with a 1/8" double spiral flute Dremel bit, Dremel set at 35k RPM, feed rate 300mm/min, cut depth was 2mm for most of it.
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Re: First thing!

Postby rawkstar320 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:56 pm

That's super cool! Congrats!
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Re: First thing!

Postby roller » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:13 pm

Really good for a first thing.
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Re: First thing!

Postby MechaDrafter » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:51 pm

Thanks guys! Not to glamorous, but it's a start. I've also had some success tonight with cutting plastic (which will be my primary application for the Zen). I was able to cut polypropylene without any melting and leaving behind a clean finish. All of my dimensions were slightly off, which I believe is a result of the runout of the Dremel/mount, but it was pretty close. I still want to make a better mount, but this one seems to be giving me good enough results to start making parts!
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Re: First thing!

Postby jscook55 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:31 pm

Hey, not glamorous, but it's still a cool little box! I've actually been thinking about how to make one with the ZTW, so thanks for some ideas.
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