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    I am involved in the set design for the Christmas program at church. I just purchased Aspire a week or so ago. I'm in the process of making some angel wings. Got the rough cut done tonight. I cut it in 2 passes with a 1/2 " bull nose & 50% step-over. I can't fire it up again until tomorrow afternoon for the finish pass. I made a front half and sliced the back half in 2 pieces. Overall size will be approx. 5'x22''x5.5'' each wing. I've got a few other things to make. I'll post them as soon as I figure them out.
    My dust collector is broke, I should build another one but this jury rigged set-up is catching 90% of the chips.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../CNCwings1.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../CNCWings2.jpg[/img]

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    They look good. The stepover is a bit high, but I suppose it helps by adding the texture to the wing.

    Good Stuff...

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    Fun stuff Gary! What kind of finish will you be putting on the foam?

    Mike

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    Rob. that was just the rough pass. The large step over saved me several hours of machine time. I figured since it was just foam anyway I'd opt for the time savings. I took a chance and fired it up before I left this morning. Got back and all is running smoothly. It's about 5.5 hours into the finish pass. About 3-4 hours to go.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Finishpass.jpg[/img]

    Mike, I'll just be painting them white latex & a little light blue here and there to give them a little more depth. They are just going to be used for 4 nights and then will probably get put in the rafters, so I don't plan to get too detailed. I have to make a camel also. That will go outside for those same 4 nights. That I might make a little more permanent. If I get real ambitious I may make the other nativity characters and have a complete set. That remains to be seen though.

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    Gary what size bit are you using on the final pass. If its one of the long tapered bits you could just do the final pass without the rough one
    John

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    I'm using a 1/2" bull nose, about a 1" flute. . I'll have to get some additional bits, but for now it's the only bit I have.
    Where can I get tapered bits?


    While the router was running this afternoon I made the harness.

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ngHarness1.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ngharness2.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ngHarness3.jpg[/IMG]

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    Gary..Very nice work.. I will wait for the final finish

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    Thanks Khalid. Tonight I glued the pieces together. To make room for the aluminum mounting tabs, I marked out where they go on the foam & used a heat gun to shrink that area. Then I sprayed great stuff on the mating surfaces & squeegeed it to knock down the foam. Laid the aluminum tabs in place, laid up the parts & carefully weighted them down with cinder blocks.
    As Norm Abrams would say.....''I'll let them cook overnight''. lol

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...edtogether.jpg[/IMG]

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    Shopbot sells a 1/8 tapered bit it has an 1 1/2" cut length and a 1/4" shank. MSC has a boatload of tapered bits

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    Thanks John. I'll check them out.

    Got the wings done. Next up is the earth model. This is 16'x4'x12'' so a little more involved than the wings. I think I have it set up right. I'll be firing up the router as soon as I get a chance to see how it all works.

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