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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Andre Cooke, Jan 15, 2018.
CNC mill for carving / milling Greenland Paddles
Andre Cooke published a new build:
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Looking forward to seeing the cut Paddles...
Yes, I am planning on milling a prototype to try out this spring, build should be completed within a month, then I will do my first tests and prototype
Looked at your model quickly and looks to me as though you could cut it all from top and bottom. I'm guessing that you know something that I don't , anyway good luck with your project.
My cnc is not long enough to do/cut in one flip, Paddle 78 inches long.
If this works out well, I am pondering extending the X axis to 96 inches, to cut it as you mentionned
Cool! I made that paddle, too. I used the band saw, table saw, spokeshave, random orbital sander and router table. I didn't have my CNC back then and hadn't really thought about using it for making them. Great idea!
I used to check out the cedar decking at Lowe's and Home Depot every time I would go in there and have amassed a collection of perfectly clear cedar 2X4s to make more, I just hadn't had time. It was shameful the 2X4s I found were going to be used in decks, they are beautiful.
Several years ago, I got addicted to catching big fish from my kayak and veered away from sea kayaks. I am also ashamed to admit hat I pedal vs. paddle when fishing, but it is much easier to fight 3 mph tidal river and bay currents that way. But, I am veering back towards sea kayaks and have plans for another cedar strip kayak I want to build for playing in the surf. One reason i built the CNC was for making kayak and kayaking/kayak fishing accessories.
Alright, this is moving along quite nicely, I still have a wiggle in my Z-Axis that I need to resolve. I also wish to get a better spindle / router, the dremel, wont do, for a larger carve. But other than that, quite happy so far.
My active cutting area is 30 inches on the Y axis, allowing for gantry, sides etc, my first test paddle is 84 inches long, so it will be required to be carved in 3 sections of 28 inches, I am researching and attemting to design a jig, to accomplish this. Quite a challenge so far !