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Andre's CNC

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by BluesBlooded, May 13, 2015.

  1. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Afflicted

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    tanks!
    i am currently embarking on what is the most demanding phase, finishing the finishing. being a bit compulsive, it is just about never ending going after the odd irregularity here and there. there is a principle that i am really coming to appreciate: dont save any wrinkle until the end! keep after the finish from step one and let nothing slide!

    and another principle: by your finishing paper bulk so you never have to scrounge for a scrap of 2000g!
     
  2. BluesBlooded

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    Indeed!
     
  3. s_tones

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    here is a better picture. almost there
     
  4. BluesBlooded

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    Steve it is gorgeous! Love the dragon holes.
     
  5. s_tones

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    thanks andre. ive been wanting to go RED for a while. Red Dragon seems like a natural.

    next up (maybe): lime green flying V with car contours (like fenders). i feel some modelling coming on!

    steve
     
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    I cut out some sample pinewood derby cars from this foam and it didn't tear out.
    I set my speeds and feeds as if I were cutting wood.
     
  7. BluesBlooded

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    Here are some pics of the progress made on the LP started in this thread.

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    I have some issues with the CNC. When I move the gantry forward after zeroing it the gantry goes crooked. It looks like something is jamming. I have not zeroed it for a while and I suspect I lost a few steps since then. The problem, is that it is on the side close to the wall. I have no way of seeing what is going on since I boxed everything in for dust collection. The plan is to revisit the shop's layout so I can access the CNC on every darn side. Lots of work ahead. I'll finish the LP then clear out everything out of the shop and work on the new layout.
     
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    Looking good Andre , I like the blue .
    The CNC jamming on one side of the gantry ? Hope its an easy fix .
     
  9. BluesBlooded

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    Thanks Herb,

    I hope it is an easy fix as well. I think that something is touching the gantry preventing it to move freely but I can't see what. The shop redo will help figure it out.
     
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    gorgeoso!

    Y, good idea moving it out. It will likely make it easier to work with too. I pretty much approach from all sides to get things done. Also have rack and pinion drive so have to have access to clean and lubricate.

    steve
     
  11. BluesBlooded

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    Thanks Steve, I'm sure it's gonna be a lot better when I have access all around. Right it's a pain to clean up.
     
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    Beautiful blue, Andre. Hope you get the CNC straightened out soon.
     
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    Thanks Rick, I'm pretty sure its a trivial thing, as soon as I can see both side I should be able to fix it.
     
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    It's nice André but it's blue. Roger has warned us about this color choice.......
     
  15. BluesBlooded

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    Thanks Rob, the problem is that this future owner (my Nephew) had is heart set on blue and I was aware of the curse only after the decision was made.

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    Let me tell you that this curse ain't an urban legend. It seems that every bad thing that can happen is happening.

    I sanded the sealer and sand through it, so I need to fix it. I ordered an air brush hoping I'm able to fix it.

    Then yesterday I hit the two guitars together moving around in my spacious shop. and made this ding right in the center of the guitar one inch under the tailpiece. Couldn't chose a better spot to do this:(

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    The question is: How do I fix this? Will the iron with humidity work on sealed wood? Do I need to sand again, iron it and then dye again? If so, how will I remove the sealer in the bottom of the crevice?

    Please advise.

    Thanks
     
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    Having never tried the iron trick on a sealed piece of wood I would guess it wouldn't raise dents as well as un - sealed wood, you need to get moisture in the wood . I've done it on un - sealed wood plenty of times and it does work quite well . I would try to scrape the sealer out of the bottom of the dent with a small pick or something like that and try raising it , then clean that area up and try to match stain/sealer
     
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    If you can't get the ding fixed, just leave it. your nephew is extremely lucky to have an uncle who made him a guitar! I understand the wanting everything to be perfect mindset but it is a gift. I only build to give them away and every one I've done has some minor flaw but I can tell you none of those mattered to the people who received them. just my take on it.
     
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    I think it is the steam in the wood cells that pops them upward again. I doubt the water will get down there through the finish.
     
  19. BluesBlooded

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    Thanks Guys, I was expecting so. Since my clear coats are not applied should I drop fill it?
     
  20. adirondak5

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    That would level it Andre , I think you would still see it , most likely nobody else would notice it .
     
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