CamBam
News:
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
January 25, 2020, 11:36:32 am


Login with username, password and session length


Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Pointlist proves useful  (Read 250 times)
kvom
CNC Jedi
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1542


View Profile
« on: December 31, 2019, 13:29:45 pm »

I needed to turn this shape for a current engine build, where I had Solidworks model for the part.  Converted to DXF, adjust the outline, and created a pointlist along the curves with 50 thou spacing.  I was able to display the points and screen print them.  Then used a cutoff tool with DRO assistance.



Preliminary sanding with 80 grit got most of the steps out.

Logged
Bob La Londe
CNC Jedi
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3853


^ 8.5 pounds on my own hand poured bait.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 15:36:19 pm »

In brass you could also set up a rest and hand turn it to smooth it out.  A round insert carbide wood turning tool works nicely for this sort of thing.  Not my idea.  I saw a video of a guy hand turning contoured new handles for his metal lathe that way on YouTube using his metal lathe and a rest.  He did still file and sand to final finish. 

Good job roughing it out.  Its going to look nice when you get it finished. 
Logged

Getting started on CNC?  In or passing through my area?
If I have the time I'll be glad to show you a little in my shop. 

Some Stuff I Make with CamBam
http://www.CNCMOLDS.com
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Page created in 0.103 seconds with 18 queries.

Copyright © 2018 HexRay Ltd. | Sitemap