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Re: Monograms

Postby drrobin » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:11 pm

These are gorgeous and something I really want to do. I am brand-new to Cnc and everything about it. Would you care to post your toolpath and what type of bit that you used? I can create the monogram and welding just not sure what material thickness or tool to use or size it needs to be to get the best product. Thanks, Robin
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Re: Monograms

Postby buck4 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:54 pm

Robin, I use .375" (3/8 Inch) thick HDF fiber-board. Makes a lot of dust while cutting,
On some monograms I used a .250" end mill, others with lots of detail I used a .125" end mill.
Using the .250 em three pass at .125" each.
Using the .125 em you best use lighter pass, I did mine at .060" per pass

To get what I think is a better looking piece, I always change the text into vectors, and do a lot of node editing. Trying to make all the curves as smooth as I can, and to delete as many node as possible.
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Re: Monograms

Postby drrobin » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:57 am

here's a screenshot of my tool path settings, the toolpath after cutting, and the final product. I selected all open vectors and nothing highlighted... What am I doing wrong!! All help appreciated. Thanks!!
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Re: Monograms

Postby vgraves » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:53 am

Don't you want to cut Outside the vectors instead of On them?
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Re: Monograms

Postby drrobin » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:12 am

Oh my goodness:-) That fixed the entire problem. Ran this so many times and didn't even notice that! Thank you so much!! Can't wait to try it on my machine. I've only done my test cut so far because they forgot to send the software with my 'bot' so trying to get several things created so I can cut when I get the official software! Thanks again!
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Re: Monograms

Postby Ms Wolffie » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:33 am

zeeway wrote:Last name (surname) is middle initial. If it is the monogram for a couple, you would put the man's first initial first (of course...), then the surname initial and then the first initial of the woman.

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I can understand that (sort of, except the gender order) however we both start with L so the order is not important but what if a single person does not have a middle name, how would you do that?
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Re: Monograms

Postby zeeway » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:23 am

Guess you would do it the same way you would monogram an article of clothing - two equal size initials, or just one initial of the surname...but I am not an etiquette authority.

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Re: Monograms

Postby MattCI » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:57 am

How are you guys holding the monogram in place when cutting? Are you using tabs?
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Re: Monograms

Postby zeeway » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:12 pm

I used tabs.

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Re: Monograms

Postby zeeway » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:13 pm

zeeway wrote:I used tabs.

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Re: Monograms

Postby gwandad » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:14 am

Love your work!
Many thanks for the pointer to Fonts 2 U. I can't wait to try them.
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Re: Monograms

Postby turbotermit.dk » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:44 pm

Looks great.

What do you use for finishing, if they are going to hang outside?

MDF and water, doesnt mix well


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Re: Monograms

Postby paulschultz » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:52 pm

what if a single person does not have a middle name, how would you do that?


How about using an "X"? Northern Michigan University has a building named after John X Jamrich. He doesn't have a middle name so they just gave him an X!! :shock:
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Re: Monograms

Postby drrobin » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:05 pm

I made a couple of monograms and loved them but finding with additional ones they are 'breaking' when I cut them. I use a 1/16 em but some of those letters are pretty fancy. Plus I was making some of them 8 inches which isn't much. The pine I tried (3/4 inch) chipped out. Then tried some maple-not much better. is there a better 'wood' and a best tried thickness someone wants to share?

The ones i had success with I did use an onionskin and was happy with that. A little sanding on the back and that flew right off...easy peazy:-)

Thanks, Robin
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Re: Monograms

Postby Ms Wolffie » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:28 am

turbotermit.dk wrote:Looks great.

What do you use for finishing, if they are going to hang outside?

MDF and water, doesnt mix well


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Hej Turbotermit fra en udenlands Dansker
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