Here is my first real project, well, to be clear, my first BIG project. I’ve cut a few small things, but this is part 1 of 2 4x4 sheets for my bartop arcade.
I was happy to see it cut my button holes out perfectly! I knew right then, the cut was going to be a success. Just call it a hunch!
Here she is, just cutting along. Not a care in the world. I have to say, Estlcam is definitely my go-to for cam software now. Just paid the $59 for it. Highly recommend it for those of you struggling with cam software. I love the ease of tabs too.
And let’s fast forward about 2 hours, and here we are! Sheet 1 complete. I only had 1 issue along the way, and that was my bit came out at the top of the left ‘side piece’ of the bartop. I don’t know why my bits keep coming out like that, it happens about once a cut it seems. Maybe I’m not putting it in there right. Any suggestions?
Annnnnd popped out and ready to clean the tabs off. In case you’re wondering why I cut out the places where the blocking goes, it’s because these are actually intended to be templates, so I can cut them out much quicker. I’ll clamp it down, use a tracer bit, then put the blocking in those holes, and remove it and move on to the other side. I’m super happy with this cut. It’s clean, it’s exactly what I designed in sketchup and estlcam, and now it’s sitting in my shop in the real world. Gotta love that!
Tomorrow I’ll do the final pieces, and then put it together. Thanks guys, for all of your help, and thanks Bar and Hannah for making this a reality for me.