There is a demo part I made with cut3d. This is made from ipe with a
lot of bit overlap for a smooth finish. It still needs some sanding
but not a huge amount. It took about 1 hour to make it I used a ¼"
endmill to remove the bulk and then the final cuts were done with a
1/8 ball nose endmill. Its 10" long I think.
The inlay is done with 60 degree v cutting bit. A fellow came up with
this method as it is easier to do small pieces and you can get sharp
corners. I think I did not champ it tight enough and had a gap the
others I did were worse. It's that or the pieces moved while cutting.
When doing the inlay you're taking over a third of an inch off with a
vee bit. The wood needs to be held really tight.
I take it business is good?
Just remember - there are a LOT more CNC owners than there
are plane makers. Anyone can run a CNC machine. Few have
the skills and knowledge to make nice, very functional hand
planes - that look and feel nice too.
I have not peddled the cnc machine yet too far behind on plane making
because of it (G) the cnc is not that easy there is a steep learning
curve and a lot of practice.
hope to make planes on it someday too but I bought it to bring in
outside work to my shop.
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