I recently had a chance to work with a water jet cutter and carbon fiber, both for the first time. The water jet is at the NYU MakerSpace. Thanks for the help Sean.
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I had an old Shapeoko 2 in my shop that I never really finished assembling. I had the idea to create configurable stoppers so I could perform straightforward cuts, think Etch-a-Sketch with a router.
I was very pleased with the results. The cuts is a bit choppy because I didn’t lock the 2×4 down too well, but for a first cut, not bad. I think I might use this for planing oddly shaped lumber, making rectangular voids in material, and creating simple slots.
Been experimenting with my vacuum former again. I’ve been making more hearts for robots, but this time I’m using plastic plates as my material source. Not only is it very affordable, but also food safe. I could use these for chocolate molds.
I got myself an affordable little vacuum former a while back, and I’m finally getting around to playing with it.
I made some CNCd forms out of delrin and oak and experimented with formable materials.
But my favorite tip is using a Dremel cutting wheel in a drill press to trim off the excess material.
Just got a little vacuum former, typically used by dentists and orthodontists. It kind of looks like an espresso maker, but it does a really nice job. Love new tools.