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Beginner Openbuilds Coasters

  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds LEAD Machine
    V-Carve Desktop, and OpenBuilds Control Software
    OpenBuilds BlackBox
    Machine Time:
    20 min
    Bit or Laser Size:
    .125 Down Cut End Mill (SharkBits), 60 Degree, .5" V Bit (SharkBits)
    Feeds & Speeds:
    65 IPM, 15 IPM Plunge
    1/2 Walnut (OpenBuilds Materials)
    Love the way these came out! The OpenBuilds Walnut was an absolute pleasure to work with!

    For this first tool path you will need a .125" Down Cut End Mill by SharkBits! The quality of these SharkBits is absolutely incredible, not to mention that they are beautiful with this blue nano coating, which improves the life of your tool.

    20191103_194940.jpg Set your speed to lowest setting on your Dewalt Router.

    20191028_213149.jpg Time to start the first operation which is the pocket tool path for the OpenBuilds logo.

    20191028_214219.jpg This bit cut through this material like butter! Very impressed with the result.

    Check these beauties out! A 60 Degree V Bit was used for the OpenBuilds text and the same .125 Down Cut End Mill was used for the profile tool path. After the cut was complete, a table router was used to create the rounded edge of the coasters.

    20191106_201651.jpg On to the finishing stages! Black Pearl mica powder was mixed into the resin and pored into the pocket cut and v carving. After the mixture was poured, a swirl technique with a toothpick gave this project some character. Following that, it was time to let the resin cure.

    After the resin dried, the surfacing wizard came in handy! Instead of sanding the resin down, the LEAD CNC was used to provide an impressive finish.

    20191107_191823.jpg This was the end result after surfacing the coasters. Very impressive, and timed saved!

    20191107_232459.jpg A lacquer finish was applied to enhance the natural beauty of the walnut and this was the final result! The files for this project are attached, so break in your machine and get cutting!

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  1. gibson
    aw some job sir will make some as well
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  2. Ariel Yahni
    Awesome project Matt. Very detailed and easy to follow. Love the Resin and Wood combo.
    Also those bit looks amazing, what are you using?
      Matthew Bates likes this.
    1. Matthew Bates
      Thanks Ariel! Those are SharkBits. Absolutely love these high quality bits!
      Matthew Bates, Nov 29, 2019
      Mark Carew likes this.
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