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Cnc Bait-Making Wood-Carving Machines Under $1400
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:42 PM
Well, I thought I might dig this one out in case anyone still has interest in hobby cnc. In the past 6 months I have designed, built, and started cutting lures with my CNC router. I have ~600.00 in my machine, not including software although there are some quite capable free software options out there.
Just wanted to show that if you really want to turn your CAD creations into a wooden lure, nylon mold, polycarbonate bill, etc. you can do it for less than what a lot of folks will tell you. Here's the proof. If you want to get a more detailed list of where I bought my components and what those components are just PM me.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:20 PM
This is good. I would love to see a video of the machine in action.
Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:26 PM
Dave- I'll work on posting a video. Been busy cutting crafts. The things I do for having a CNC in the spare bedroom......
Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:45 PM
Wow SLT, that's a great place to start if your thinking of undergoing a diy build. Too bad I'm just now finding it!
Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:46 PM
Well I tried to drown out the high pitched squeal of the router from the video. David Crosby has a similar effect on some people so that's a bit ironic, but I like him.
Notice the two steel pins in the work piece. This is a very simple way to key your parts for flipping when cutting both sides of a part. I cut the locations for my ballast weights first, and then flipped the workpiece to cut what your seeing in the video.
At the end you'll find a pan over on a few precut and finished lures. This happens to be a topwater design of mine, and the wood is cedar if anyone's wondering. Makes the spare bedroom smell like a hamster cage haha
Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:41 PM
Great stuff, well done.
Because you are able to mill out the inside cavity with such precision, this would enable you to use denser materials and still achieve a fairly light buoyancy. Plus, precision location of your hardware for repeatability. This method is never going to be 100 bodies an hour, but once the method is reliable, you don't have to stand over it.
Lots of advantages - I like it.