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Scale material

torbenbp

Well-Known Member
Gents

For different reasons I have a CNC cutter to my availability the next four weeks,amongst other handy pieces of equipment.

Actually,I have a month to make the darn thing work,so why not try making some straight razor scales..

But I need some material fitted to high speed cutting machinery.... ie.some 12-15000 RPM`s if I`m not mistaken.

So the material must be relatively heat resistant though fitting for scales.

Aaaand..It must be available within the EU..
Aaaaaaand,not cost a bundle...

Any suggestions are most welcome.

Torbs
 

torbenbp

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Hi Emmanuel

Sorry,I have no pictures before monday or so.
It`s a rather crude and primitive setup,controlled by a PC interface and some unknown programming system.
But it should be suited for cutting scales.
Torbs
 

torbenbp

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I guess I was`nt being clear...the hardwareis quite primitive. It`s a Dremel type piece of high speed apparatus mounted on rails and connected to electric motors.

Torbs
 

BlueDun

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Torbs,
Why don't you give a shot at Aluminum (yeah ... I can hear the Traditionalists: "Stone Him!!!")
But seriuously, it meets your requirements of cost and availability and having a CNC tool at hand you can do marvelous things to that material. And in my view, NOTHING beats the look of high polished Aluminum - at least if mounted on some old performance iron on two wheels ;)
Cheers
BlueDun
 

Smythe

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torbenbp said:
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Torbs, it's well past Monday and we are still waiting patently for photos....

That machine should have an interface board to connect to a processing unit such as a computer... otherwise you would be hard pressed to make use of it.
If it is that primitive, then perhaps not to a computer, but there has to be a way to input information so the motors can move the cutters and do the work.

I have a few ideas to make use of it... but would need to know its capabilities... and how to communicate with it.
 

torbenbp

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Cedric:

I still hav`nt been able to fool around with the machinery - actually I hav`nt been remotely near it - and I fear I wont be able to play with it.. I still hope to have a go at it but right now it`s not possible. Sorry for keeping you waiting!

Torbs
 
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