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    How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    How can I make the edge beveled on a panel using a CNC machine? Is it a special bit?
    I'm referring to top part of the panels, it doesn't look like a straight cut, it looks like a curved beveled.
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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    Hi Fabian,

    In theory it can be done with a 90 degrees countersink mill/bore so the edges become 45 degrees beveled.
    You can mill around the panel with a relative wide hole, but not to the total depth ... at this moment.

    Than the countersink mill/bore and after that milling the panel completely out of the material with the first used mill.

    I tried it, but was not very enthousiast. It's more or less cumbersome.

    Much faster is simply filing ! And it's better because the edge is now rounded in stead of 45 degrees straight surfaces.
    Round is more realistic AND better for fixing the paint !

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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    thank you for the tips Hessel!
    by filing you mean manually sanding down the edge? with a dremel?

    would a bit like this work?
    http://www.amazon.com/85587M-16-Inch.../dp/B000IZARB4

    thanks!

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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    Fabian,

    I mean filing with a filing tool, e.g: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_(tool)
    Thereafter indeed sanding paper. 10 minutes for a panel.

    The round tool you showed in the link has a radius of 1/16 inch = 1,58 mm, that is a little bit wide i.m.o.
    This means that you cannot use the tool to maximun depth because the fillet becomes to great.

    Another problem is that you have to mill a very wide hole around the panel to get this tool into it.
    Look at distance F.

    Furthermore the tool goes very deep (distance B and some more) so in fact the panel must already be separated from the mother material.
    So in that case the tool must be in a fixed position and you have to move the panel by hand around it.
    Just thoughts....
    Filing: 10 miniutes .....

    If you try it, please let us know your results.

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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    ahh hehehe ok I see what you mean. thanks for the info, looks like the file is a lot more simple!
    thank you

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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    I use a 90 degree V bit and create an "on the line" toolpath. Experiment with depth of cut until the desired bevel is achieved. I use this regularly when making B737 MIP bezels, they have a 5mm deep bevelled edge around 3 sides of the monitor bezel.

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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    Ah ok I see, thanks for the tip!
    would it make a flat bevel tho? I thought the panels had more of a round bevel.
    thanks

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    Re: How to make the edge beveled on a panel?

    I have a router kit for my Dremel. Works good for things like that.

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