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For those of you with a CNC .....
As you know, routing bitmap textures can be a slow process, especially once you get below 15% stepover. Here's one moves along very quickly, since it's just 2 pocket toolpaths.
Depending on the size of the sign ( in this case I used a .125" ballnose) create a pocket toolpath with a 99% stepover, & turn it 45*. Then , the same toolpath with it turned -45*.
The end result looks a lot like knurled metal. With the bigger bits, you might need to run another pocket with an endmill to knock off the hight points .... mine are usually small so I just give it one swipe with the sandpaper ....

I think this would be awesome & appropriate for a "light industrial" sign, like for a machine shop. I've been practicing it on wedding presents :mrgreen:


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Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:19 am
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Pretty cool effect I have to say, not over bearing at all...Like it a lot.


Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:35 pm
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I really like the whole sign TR it's quit elegant


Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:15 pm
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Well talk more of this in June. Also Mama wants to know about sand blasting. Hoping you are going to be willing to stay after class.....lol. :mrgreen:

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Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:47 pm
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Nael, if it's not pouring rain, I'll take you & Shannon sandblasting. A forewarning ... it ain't fun. Intriguing though, the first time.
Sand gets :mrgreen: everywhere

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Just trying to show Mama some of the stuff and how you do it. Sam MAYBE back on. Hope the room is still open? Where is the Charlie brown saying ugh!!!!!! Love her though. :mrgreen:

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