Know it is getting a little repetitive, but I couldn’t resist making just one more of these.  Sure I’ll make more, but you don’t need to see them all (unless you want to!)

This was a pretty easy one to cut out, but I found the design had left out a number of hull sections, so that was a bit of a problem, and the assembly directions were ordinary as well, so a number of parts got broken and needed replacing as I worked out a new assembly order.

However, neither of those took as long as tying the sails into position!!

ship-1 ship-2

Cut out with a 1/16″ solid carbide straight cutter router bit (, running at 50mm/sec, and at 12000 RPM (I’d run it much faster, but I don’t have spindle speed control at the moment)

2 Responses

  1. Looks like a lot of fun mate,do you have to sand the edges?

    • Not so much the edges – once the CNC finishes its job, I give a very quick sand of the top and bottom surfaces of the board to remove any feathering, before the individual pieces are separated.

      Once the pieces are broken out (normally I set one to two tabs on each piece to restrain them), I just touch each tab position to a disk sander to fully remove the tab – takes about 1/2 a second for each tab location to fully remove it. Other than that, the actual edges are as clean as!

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