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    Addicted to CNC!

    Hi all, I just can't get away from my new machine it is just fantastic. This landing gear panel took about two hours all up to draw, cut out and engrave. (With a boring 6 hour wait for the epoxy enamel to dry!) I am currently making two sets of B737 panels and one set will be going into my sim, at last I'm working on my sim again and I will be getting it running in two weeks after it has been in storage since April, I can't wait. I'm also going to be building a
    B777 TQ and MIP for Kennair...more pics as it grows!


    Cheers, Gwyn
    Last edited by Westozy; 01-27-2010 at 12:24 AM.

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Looks Fab Mate, Well done

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    With a boring 6 hour wait for the epoxy enamel to dry!
    That sounds very quick to my ears.
    thanks for letting me know that that is possible

    I had never heard of acrylic enamel paint before.
    When once you have tasted flight,
    you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Quote Originally Posted by flatlandpilot View Post
    That sounds very quick to my ears.
    thanks for letting me know that that is possible

    I had never heard of acrylic enamel paint before.
    The panel is 4.5mm Opal acrylic and the paint is epoxy enamel, it is quite tough and adheres to the acrylic really well after removing the shine with 400 wet n dry paper!

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Nice Job!, two question about:
    1- bits did you use?
    2- Colour (maybe some RAL?), Gloss o mate finish?.
    You are an inspiration for other builders. Thanks
    Alberto

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Quote Originally Posted by maliga00 View Post
    Nice Job!, two question about:
    1- bits did you use?
    2- Colour (maybe some RAL?), Gloss o mate finish?.
    You are an inspiration for other builders. Thanks
    Alberto
    Hi Alberto,

    I used a 3mm 25degree, 0.5mm flat engraving tool. I switch the CNC router and mount my Dremel for engraving, it is much quieter. I am not too fussy on RAL colours unless a customer really wants it correct. I prefer to use colours that are easy to get hold of from the local hardware stores. I have a local supplier who can supply RAL colours in spray cans which is handy.

    Cheers, Gwyn

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Thanks Gwyn!!

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Hi Gwyn, Epoxy enamel is matt or Gloss. The question is about in my country is not easy find matt epoxy.
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Hi Alberto,
    I am now getting spray cans made in the correct RAL colours, most good paint suppliers should be able to do this for you!
    Cheers Gwyn

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    Re: Addicted to CNC!

    Hi Gwynn,

    just for curiosity: which program did you draw the Landing panel with and what kind and size of font did you use for the text?
    How about the engraving depth? Do you use a special set up in order to compensate for the thickness irregularities of the material?

    Lots of questions. Hope you can shed some light onto it.
    Thanks and best rgds

    Peter
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