Celtic Cross

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Celtic Cross

Postby mark-s » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:36 pm

Celtic Cross out of oak 3 in tall 1 7/8 in wide.
Cut from 1/4 thick oak with .25 mm ball nose bit.
Took about an hour.
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby WNC_Ed » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:40 am

Holy cow - tiny is awesome!
Congrats.
And thank you for the bit info :D
.25 mm ball nose bit.
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby mark-s » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:44 am

Yes love that bit for tiny stuff.
This is what it looks like.
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby Holzarbeiter » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:57 am

Mark, your tiny projects are awesome. Do you just shrink down standard files to cut or do you buy “tiny files”?
If you do buy may I ask where? I loved the owl you posted as well.
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby mark-s » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:45 am

Holzarbeiter, I shrink them to cut quickly, some turn out awesome
others not so much.
Most of these are found free on the net.
I`ll be cutting that owl at 3 inch for a christmas ornament.
Thanks
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby scottp55 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:07 pm

NICE job on that one Mark!
THIN sides in a few places...good job keeping them whole!
What's hold down, and are you using tabs?
IF tiny tabs, or another tape method, hand sanding lightly with 400-600G before removal and things are still flush will be better than trying to sand after removal.
GOOD job:)
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby mark-s » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:03 pm

Scott, first of all thank you.
I think you and I are the only ones that like cutting tiny.
No hold down other than screws somewhat close to the size being cut.
Although one I cut today a 2 incher broke, will glue it up and see how it looks.
Already going to cut another one tomorrow.
Thanks
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Re: Celtic Cross

Postby scottp55 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:44 am

I think that may gradually be changing Mark :)
Just had a visitor 2 weeks ago visit my shop, and he's already bought the small TBNs and is waiting for them....
AND his wife has already asked him for buttons :D :D
Also a person really has to pick them up and handle them, to really GET it.

It's also a Niche market, BUT that really is the way to go for small shops,or you get caught up in the EBay, and Etsy pricing loop and work for nothing:(
Christmas is coming, so maybe people will try making Heirloom Christmas tree ornaments for loved ones, and actually see people pass it around and holding them :)
One reason for Tiny for me, is how fast you can actually cut them.....cutting a 5X9" with a .25mm TBN takes WAY too long(And most models don't need that small for lack of details)!! :D
I like it, and if 20-30 people do also, that's good enough for me:)
I cut for enjoyment, AND the look on people's faces when you say (pick it up..It's OK, they are MEANT to be handled..and the oil finish actually gets better with handling" :)

Keep cutting Mark!! :) :)
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