Video of me CNC milling the Smallville phantom zone bracelet

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  1. replicaprops

    replicaprops Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I made this video of me CNC milling the phantom zone bracelet. The sound of the milling machine has been replaced with some groovey music. Im no video editor or camera man, but I think it is ok.
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  2. synasp

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    :lol The music makes it so dramatic.

    Great work on both the bracelet and video. How much time did it take in total?
     
  3. replicaprops

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    The longest was the final pass which was the engraving, which I think was 1:30 . The parts before that took about 15 min.
    It was just in a block of resin that I had poured into a tupper ware container. I mixed red dye in with the white resin and got that weird pink swirl. Pretty interesting pattern when you don't mix the dye enough.
     
  4. hydin

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    cool.

    i always wondered what the hell those machines looked like, and what they did. i knew they did cool stuff, just not how.

    interesting choice of music as well.

    so... how long until we can get our grubby smallvillian (smallvillites?) paws on a cool bracelet?

    chris
     
  5. Brien

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    I have wondered. How much does it cost to get something carved on one of those machines?
     
  6. Watson

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    yeah what is the per minute cost?
     
  7. Atin_TX6203

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    That was kewl...
    As far as not being a camera man or editor, I think you did a great job, especially the music seemed to match it perfectly...

    The bracelect looks awesome also.... :)
     
  8. replicaprops

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    I should have the bracelet done in a week or so in metal.

    The machine I built from different vendors on www.cnczone.com
    I paid about 1000 for the machine and another 3000 on the parts and electronics that make the mill CNC.

    The software is the biggest cost though. The tool path software visual mill is $4000. The cad software Rhino is $500-900 depending on the sale. The cheapest part is the NC software which is mach 3 which is $160.

    You can easily spend another $2000 in tooling and work holding, not to mention milling stock. I use resin blocks because they are cheap to make and if I mess up, I can pour resin back on the cut and start over.

    As far as paying a machine shop to make parts for you.... If any one remembers the omni I made in 2003, I paid a machine shop $10,000 to make 1. This is why I made my own cnc mill.
     
  9. LeMarchand

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    Rob, buddy,

    cool to see you do your magic :)

    Wish you posted a rull length video of the final pass :lol

    Cheers mate,

    Marc
     
  10. replicaprops

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    <div class='quotetop'>(LeMarchand @ Jul 3 2006, 03:26 PM) [snapback]1273425[/snapback]</div>
    The full video was like 300 megs and Im like running out of server space. I uploaded to youtube and it is still after 24 hours not available to view. I think I have 20 megs left on my server. Time to upgrade I guess.
     
  11. Brien

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    I have been looking at CNC stuff online but I have not found this. What are the capabilities? Can one of these machines carve a helmet? I question my abilities to sculpt a helmet but if I can use some sort of CAD 3D program I think I would have more luck.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>(Brien @ Jul 3 2006, 04:53 PM) [snapback]1273474[/snapback]</div>
    http://www.industrialhobbies.com/
    This guy makes one ready to rock and roll. It is bigger than the one I have but it is assembled. He is a one man show and he is really a great guy and will walk you through everything. I don't know if his name is Aaron, but thats what my memory is throwing out.

    As far as making a helmet, I would say the limitation is only your ingenuity and imagination. If the helmet doesnt fit on the work area, then you do what ILM did with the vader mask and make it in sections.
     

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