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Beginner Card & Pen Organizer

  • Software:
    Illustrator / LaserWeb4
    Machine Time:
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/4" / 6.35mm Up Cut, 1" cut length
    Feeds & Speeds:

    Got a new 1" length bit so i wanted to try something with it. A business card and pen came to mind to i went on to design what i wanted in AI.

    Came out with 3 options that you can choose from for 1, 2 or 3 pens.

    I have some stock hardwood that is 50mm x 25mm so i decided to use that since the design is for a 35mm x 20mm piece.

    To secure the piece i had to come up with something, so i removed my mdf spoil board, added 3mm ply with a couple of holes and secured 2 20x40 vslots side by side, used some t-nuts and screwed from bellow.
    Then made some hole at the edges of the stock so i could secure it via t-nuts to the vslots. This made it very secure and strong to withstand the milling process.
    Stock Setup.png

    I created the toolpath via LaserWeb4 like so:
    - Created a pocket for both the pen and cards hole.
    - Created an oustide cut for the outer profile.
    - You should add some tabs here.( I did not use any tabs since i deliberately not machined to the bottom but few mm from the end. After the piece was detached from the machine i went to the table saw and removed what i had not milled.)
    - Sanded all the surfaces all the way to 600 grit
    - Added Danish oil
    - Waxed the surfaces

    Files included:
    - SVG with 3 options
    - LaserWeb4 workspace so you load it and generate the gcode

    I very happy with the whole process and how strong the MiniMill is.

    Video coming soon...

    Card&Pen Side Shot.jpg
    Card&Pen Front Shot MiniMill.jpg
    Card&Pen Top Shot.jpg
    Stock Setup.png Card&Pen Front Shot MiniMill.jpg Card&Pen Side Shot.jpg Card&Pen Top Shot.jpg

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  1. MaryD
    I love your projects. 2 thumbs up on your video!
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  2. GrayUK
    Here's a Morph to copy.
      MaryD and Ariel Yahni like this.
  3. GrayUK
    Your time-lapse video effect was great. :thumbsup: All that was missing was a character like Morph helping you. :)
    I look forward to the next project :rolleyes:
    Well done.
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
    1. Ariel Yahni
      Thanks, i like the idea of a character.
      Ariel Yahni, Nov 7, 2017
  4. Peter Van Der Walt
    Awesome milling!
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  5. Mark Carew
    Awesome project! Thank you for sharing the steps on how you were able to make this.Very informative :thumbsup: p.s. love the video!
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