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Five Minute Coasters

Five Minute CoastersReady to engrave/cut acrylic coasters for Make & Take (also available to MS members via maker.../MS login, please duplicate). To be able to make them quick, simple designs and fonts that can be cut with an 1/8" bit have been chosen. Custom initials/names are limited to 2-5 characters. The fixture being used can make all sorts of coasters, e.g. this wood and acrylic coaster.

Jason made a nice, what is now an an abbreviated, pick sheet200_CNC_coasters_PickSheet.pdf. I am happy to help you make multiple coasters for the advertised $10, how many depends on the time required.

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Custom Bee Homes

Custom Bee HomesMakerspace posted a link to the BeeHome project on Facebook and this is my WIP followup on how you can cut your bee home design on our X-Carve using Easel.

When you import your dxf design into Easel all paths will default to full depth "Cut on shape path". Every single path will have to be redefined. The image is an example of paths set to cut inside/pocket and outside. The generated designs are for 30mm thick material and need to be tweaked for 1" (25.4mm) material. Simplified versions (no perimeter stepping/recessed openings) might be doable w/ 3/4" material.

This is pretty advanced Easel usage requiring a lot of fussing around with selection (click drag/ctrl Z) editing and send/bring to back/front skills (or multiple workpieces). If you can find/fix the flaw in the example image you'll do fine (hint: bottom right, not the missing tabs).

Pocket cut depths for 30mm material:
   bee holes: 5/6/7/8mm wide = 5/6/7/8mm
   stepped perimeter cuts: 20mm
   fixed mount: 10mm and 20mm
   wedge thinning and bowtie pocket: 24mm
   T head recess: 20mm
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