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Project Which Mill is best suited for small aluminum bowl?

Discussion in 'CNC Projects' started by levitation, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. levitation

    levitation Well-Known
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    I am making small aluminum bowls out of sliced aluminum rods. The Sketchup file is attached. I am considering the OpenBuilds mini mill which could cut the dimensions I am looking for, or modifying the C-Beam mill so that it has a larger z-axis travel.
    The inner bowl needs to be as smooth as possible.

    1. Can the mini mill do it?
    2. Which bits would I need to get the smoothest inner surface?
     

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  2. levitation

    levitation Well-Known
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    Hi Grantman,
    Is it possible to get a smooth finish using the mini mill? The mill is more useful for upcoming projects even if a lathe is better suited for this one.
     
  3. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    You may want to jump over to the OpenBuilds Facebook Group and connect with this guy. Making great progress in a week on a MiniMill. May have some insight to share.

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