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    Do you think your pine/rosin mix would work on curly maple? Where do you get pine rosin?

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    Claro Walnut with Michael Mezalick's Celtic Dragon cut BEAUTIFUL
    Didn't even brush it, just a blast of 90 psi.
    LIKING Claro for 3D!
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    Yep!
    https://www.earthpaint.net/pine-rosin-wood-finish.html
    Expensive, so playing with Linseed/thinner ratio.
    100% didn't give me enough open time to wet sand, and a little too glossy/plasticky for me.
    Moose blank was sanded to 600G, and then a single full strength coat.
    3D cut was sanded and then 3D/Linseed/thinner 25/50/25%
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    Nice stuff Scott! Was that dragon with that v-bit you like to use? Gotta get one of those sometime to try out on my little machine.
    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not" - Thomas Jefferson


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    Nah...It was an actual TBN that Randall brought up on the Vectric Forum;
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/R0-25-0-5-0-...YAAOSwEzxYXyJe

    I was VERY leery because of past experience with Chinese bits, but couldn't pass up a .25mm Radius tip...which is almost the same as my Onsrud 30engraving with .01" flat.
    I could finally get the detail, AND 2Flutes
    Only putzed with it before...and for key fob stuff my 30degree with a .005"flat is still better, but as soon as I hit a 2X3" model....I couldn't see any difference running the two preview toolpaths on both bits(cut time was half with the 2F TBN)
    I bought another set of the 4 radiuses, and a 3" .25"shank version I haven't tried yet.
    This was only cut at 1.5, 1.5, 16K with no roughing path, but I think 2,2,17K is next.
    I'm liking these bits, and did do a simple test with the 1mm Radius one to semi dial it in with excellent results also.
    Slightly larger Dragon in Bubinga on Tuesday for a gift.

    I cut against the grain,and it was it's first real test, The model was .26" deep, so I MN'd up .2" and ran a few lines, MN'd down .1" ran a few lines, and then MN'd down to original Z-Zero and cut away. So many fine details I went with 3% stepover this time because of the coils and scale in model...4-6% test in tiny dish shape tomorrow for checking cut quality and faster feeds.

    THANKS
    scott
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    My favorite is black walnut but do about half of my carvings in cherry. Although i do no recommend it, i think that you could put cooking oil on black walnut and it would look good. The clock was made from scrap. You can tell that i watched too much science fiction as a child with my monstor size mountain lion.
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    Try Beech. Very nice machining, tight grain, minimal warping.
    Kenneth

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    Scott,
    Been playing a bit more with with those Tiny Tapered Ball Noses, and I liked them and started another thread on Vectric Forum;
    http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28146

    This wood is supposed to be Bubinga, but I'm betting it will sink in water after I finish it...so NOT Bubinga.
    The denser wood showed even more detail, with a better finish than the Claro Walnut...All I did was brush it off with a stiff brush, and it almost ready to go

    Hoping you're not minding Daniel
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    Nice! I think I might order some to give a try as well. Not sure, but it looks like it could be cocobolo. Dense, hard, and oily.
    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not" - Thomas Jefferson


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    I think you'll like them Scott.
    Oh...99% sure you're right about it being Cocobolo...it sinks in water,paper towel swipe with solvent shows the oil is identical to the other 2 known Cocobolo's I have, and finally found my 10X loupe...and 10X end grain pics in Wood Database match all three pieces as far as pore size/distribution right down to the mineral deposits, and rays match picture.
    99% Cocobolo carves like a dream!!
    scott
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