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A New Toy


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Just before lads week my new toy arrived, a CNC router, not any of your cheap Chinese made either, this was made in the UK, with good support.

Its taken me a while to finish putting it together, but it's done, and I have been working on the software side of things, to get the results I want.

Anyway, now it's done and I felt I should share the results.

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It is a CNC Router, so whatever I draw up, it will cut to an accuracy of 0.1mm, the connection to the broads is that one of the first tasks will be finishing off the new electrical panels for Water Rail in traffolyte, so it will involve cutting out for the switches and fuses etc as well as the engraving for the labels.

other tasks, well whatever needs doing.

and as for not Broads related- well thats why its in the Broadscot Lounge, which is the area for non broads related stuff.

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He's a clever chap that Grendel

This cnc malarkey all started when he turned one of my cardboard mockups and rather dubious drawing into the programme to make this facia panel, seen here populated and ready to fit

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Next to test the multi layer traffolyte label material, using a 30 degree pointed bit, I think it came out nicely, now we just need the panel to be a few mm smaller to fit in the engraving area, and the panel sizes for the panels I have.

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19 hours ago, JanetAnne said:

He's a clever chap that Grendel

This cnc malarkey all started when he turned one of my cardboard mockups and rather dubious drawing into the programme to make this facia panel, seen here populated and ready to fit

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1619851572120.jpg.057c1915b6d9ce27f5d8bac1ba18e822.jpg

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That is wicked, as the yoof of today say !

Very, very professional looking, and love the "Water Rail" legend at the bottom.

I can see @grendel making a little sideline business out of this, and all NBN boats having lovely looking switch panels, dashboards (or whatever the correct nautical term is) and the like.

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1 hour ago, Bikertov said:

That is wicked, as the yoof of today say !

Very, very professional looking, and love the "Water Rail" legend at the bottom.

I can see @grendel making a little sideline business out of this, and all NBN boats having lovely looking switch panels, dashboards (or whatever the correct nautical term is) and the like.

No, these days it's 'sick'

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