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 ====== Holiday Ornaments ====== ====== Holiday Ornaments ======
  
-For the [[http://milwaukeemakerspace.org/2011/11/holiday-make-a-thon-2011/|2011 Holiday Make-A-Thon]] we decided to use the CNC Router to cut ornaments out of 1/8" Luan playwood. We'd then have people paint or otherwise decorate them, and take them home to give as gifts or keep for themselves.+For the [[http://milwaukeemakerspace.org/2011/11/holiday-make-a-thon-2011/|2011 Holiday Make-A-Thon]] we decided to use the [[equipment:cncrouter|CNC Router]] to cut ornaments out of 1/8" Luan playwood. We'd then have people paint or otherwise decorate them, and take them home to give as gifts or keep for themselves.
  
 Pete started out using Inkscape to create an SVG file the same size as the sheet of plywood. The file was then exported as a DXF file. (Note that if you make your artwork the same size as the material you are cutting, leave a border around it so you can bolt the piece to the machine and have clearance for the cutting bit to not hit the bolts.) Pete started out using Inkscape to create an SVG file the same size as the sheet of plywood. The file was then exported as a DXF file. (Note that if you make your artwork the same size as the material you are cutting, leave a border around it so you can bolt the piece to the machine and have clearance for the cutting bit to not hit the bolts.)
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-Since we screwed up the cutting depth measurement, the first attempt didn't cut all the way through for all the ornaments. It did for some, but not allso we had to Dremel them out, and that was not fun.+Since we screwed up the cutting depth measurement, the first attempt didn't cut all the way through for all the ornaments. We had planned to edit the settings and run the job again while the wood was still on the work surface, but we broke the bit, and it was after 10pmand there was no chance of getting a replacement. So we punted and took it off and had to Dremel them out, and that was not fun.
  
 Shane spent some time sanding the good ornaments and making them look finished and ready for painting, and Pete ended up using the drill press anyway to drill all the hanging holes. Shane spent some time sanding the good ornaments and making them look finished and ready for painting, and Pete ended up using the drill press anyway to drill all the hanging holes.
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 So despite some set-backs, the project turned out well, but with a little more practice, things like this should be super easy. (Consider this a start of a documentation project.) So despite some set-backs, the project turned out well, but with a little more practice, things like this should be super easy. (Consider this a start of a documentation project.)
  
-Project Members[[members:peteprodoehl|Pete Prodoehl]][[Members/BrantHoleman|Brant Holeman]]Shane[[Members/RonBean|Ron Bean]]+Here's a video of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQdPsezOvwo|cutting the ornaments]]. 
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 +===== Project Members ===== 
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 +    * [[Members/PeteProdoehl|Pete Prodoehl]] 
 +    * [[Members/BrantHoleman|Brant Holeman]] 
 +    * [[members:shanet|Shane]] 
 +    * [[Members/RonBean|Ron Bean]] 
 +    * Jason H.
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