Tapered chamfered bed post

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Tapered chamfered bed post

Postby Desert_Woodworker » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:33 pm

Can Aspire 9, design a tapered chamfered bed post. Also are the CNC machines to accomplish this task? I would appreciate any feedback and suggestions.
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Re: Tapered chamfered bed post

Postby dealguy11 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:33 pm

Yes, there are a couple of ways that Aspire could be used to produce this, and yes, it's possible that a CNC machine could make it. If it were me, though, I would think about whether a CNC machine should make it. I suspect it would be easier and faster to make using more traditional techniques (table saw, router and lathe) than on a CNC, but I'd be open to discussion.

In Aspire, you could make a jig and cut the tapers as profile cuts on all four sides. The jig would need to support the angle once a side was cut away. You'd cut one side, flip the part 90 degrees, cut the next side and so on. The chamfers would be cut with a v-bit, using a fluting toolpath.

I suppose you could also create the bevel and chamfer with a 2-rail sweep and carving toolpath, for each side but it would take forever to cut it.

The finial could also be cut on a flat table by flipping the part as described above, either as a single sided part or as a 2-sided part (doesn't really matter as it's a regular shape all around). If you have a rotary attachment, it can also be designed and cut on that. I would not try to cut the long taper on a rotary attachment unless you have a steady rest, as the vibration is likely to damage the part.
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Re: Tapered chamfered bed post

Postby Desert_Woodworker » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:31 pm

Thank you for the info- I have been following Charles Neil's post on how to make this using the traditional way as you suggest. I know and use the CNC and Aspire, but some times I have to use the traditional tools. Again thanks for the advice.
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