first photo in aluminum

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captaingrayhair
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first photo in aluminum

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Any feedback, good or bad would be great. Approx. 6" x 4", aluminum.
60 degree V-bit w. .005 flat. Max cut depth .030 in 1 pass, coolant on.
Scotch-brite surface, then filled w/ black ink, then scotch-brite again till result.
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Re: first photo in aluminum

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Nice....never thought of using aluminum for a pic.

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Re: first photo in aluminum

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Thanks. Not sure which is nicer, my machining or the girl. I've done a few wood photos
with not great results. I'm sure it's me, my forte is metal so I thought id' try it. Next is brass.
Check back soon! Hey man, I was born and raised in AZ. Now live in Victoria, B.C. Cheers!
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Re: first photo in aluminum

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I've done that with my laser but am glad to see you do it with the CNC! Gives me some good ideas!!

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great looking job.. i also work in metal mostly jewlery type stuff. would like to talk with you more in deepth on what you are doing and the machine you are working with.

i'm running a home built sheen wit moch3 and home made drivers. am stuck right now with a small working area (4"x11")
but that lets meplay for now.

really like the looks of your piece..

Larry In Alaska boonies

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Hello,
That turned out very good! Thanks for posting it and for sharing the details. Seems I need to try some different things with metal.
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Re: first photo in aluminum

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Hey how'd you get a pic of my wife ??
Just kidding, looks nice, lines are a bit annoying but I suppose it looks better from a little distance. Could you drop stepover to reduce the lines a bit ?
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Xxray wrote:Hey how'd you get a pic of my wife ??
Just kidding, looks nice, lines are a bit annoying but I suppose it looks better from a little distance.
Your wife????
Besides, all women look better from a distance!
You see one up close...you want to see them all!

Aluminum...how cool!

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The candle light makes the lamp shade come to life.
Its circular and tapered at the top like a conventional shade. Damned if I can figure out how they made it.
Its like it was cast.
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