Newbie Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?


Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

  1. #1


  2. #2
    Member dharmic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1417
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    If the angle of the hole's walls is the same for the whole circumference, mount the palette on an angle jig so the walls are vertical then come in with a pocket, contour or even boring operation.

    If the angle is changing or your machine won't support the Z height needed to clear the palette on the angle, look at mounting it flat on a jig that incorporates a spoil board, rough out with a straight cutter and then put the angled faces on using a spherical ball mill aka lollipop cutter.



  3. #3
    Activation process laith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    24
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Quote Originally Posted by dharmic View Post
    If the angle of the hole's walls is the same for the whole circumference, mount the palette on an angle jig so the walls are vertical then come in with a pocket, contour or even boring operation.

    If the angle is changing or your machine won't support the Z height needed to clear the palette on the angle, look at mounting it flat on a jig that incorporates a spoil board, rough out with a straight cutter and then put the angled faces on using a spherical ball mill aka lollipop cutter.

    Thanks for your answer. I think the angle is not the same for the whole circumference, right?
    Are the methods you described CNC, or manual machining?

    Last edited by laith86; 12-26-2018 at 03:16 AM.


  4. #4
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34537
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Cut the elliptical hole on the CNC, then wrap sandpaper around a dowel, and sand in the angle by hand.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  5. #5
    Activation process laith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    24
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Cut the elliptical hole on the CNC, then wrap sandpaper around a dowel, and sand in the angle by hand.
    Thanks. It is better to machine the angle than make it by hand, right? What is the name of the angled surface?



  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    104
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Use a "lollipop" cutter.



  7. #7
    Member dharmic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1417
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    By sanding's a great idea if there's only one or a few to do. If you're belting out hundreds then I'd be trying to automate it.

    I'm thinking those techniques would work for either manual or CNC, the only difference is it's tough doing an ellipse on a manual table.



  8. #8
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34537
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    You'd probably need a really long tool to CNC the angle.
    A better option than hand sanding would be a spindle sander with an angled table. It would only take a few seconds each, if you were making a lot of them.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  9. #9
    Activation process laith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    24
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorbit View Post
    Use a "lollipop" cutter.
    I will look into that. Thanks



  10. #10
    Activation process laith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    24
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Quote Originally Posted by dharmic View Post
    By sanding's a great idea if there's only one or a few to do. If you're belting out hundreds then I'd be trying to automate it.

    I'm thinking those techniques would work for either manual or CNC, the only difference is it's tough doing an ellipse on a manual table.
    I want to make a large quantity and sell them, and looking into the method and cost of doing that. Thanks



  11. #11
    Activation process laith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    24
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    You'd probably need a really long tool to CNC the angle.
    A better option than hand sanding would be a spindle sander with an angled table. It would only take a few seconds each, if you were making a lot of them.
    OK, thanks for the info. I will look into the spindle sander.



  12. #12
    Activation process laith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    24
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

    Quote Originally Posted by dharmic View Post
    then put the angled faces on using a spherical ball mill aka lollipop cutter.
    Okay, I will look into that, Thanks



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?

Newbie question - How can a palette hole be made?