Fire up the dragon.

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Fire up the dragon.

Postby dustybugger » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:01 am

Having some fun with a multicolored LED strip and first try at pocketing plastic. About 6x6x1/4, used 1/8 and 1/16 endmills at about 9000rpm at 20 ipm. Only problem was getting off the paper on some very old plexiglass. Surprised how well it came out with no finishing.

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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby MikeUSNRet » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:44 am

how deep did you cut?

looks nice
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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby dustybugger » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:46 pm

This was done at .03 deep. Seems to be enough to get a good image.

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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby MikeUSNRet » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:00 am

Thanks for the reply...yes, it does look as if .03 is enough. I had heard that some people just barely scratch the surface and it looks great. I tried one last month, although not illuminated, but think I cut too deep.

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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby deadgoodcharlie » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:23 am

Where can you get the led light from?Thanks.
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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby oxenham1 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:16 am

Looks awesome. Try warming the protective paper to get it off easy. I usually run a heat gun over it until the paper feels slightly warm to the touch. Some of our smaller pieces of acrylic are over 13 years old, and this always works well.
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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby dustybugger » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:14 pm

I used a nice little multicolored base from Decor&After,llc. The units ran about $15.00 with its own power supply, as cheap as I could build them. Also thanks for the tip on the paper removal, I will give that a try.

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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby mancman4 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:18 am

What a fantastic job.

Is the dxf available for the dragon anywhere...?

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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby dustybugger » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:34 pm

Jason, For the image try www.vectorink.com under the fantasy group. Lot of great images there.

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Re: Fire up the dragon.

Postby mancman4 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:49 am

Thanks for the link John.

Much appreciated.

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