Samantha Alaimo

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Samantha Alaimo from Inventables
Chicago

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This simple and beautiful form makes the perfect addition to any home or office.

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Material Description Price
Bamboo Plywood

Bamboo Plywood

Thickness: 3/4 in, Plies: 3, Type: Plywood, Species: Bamboo, Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in

$21.99

Clock Hands

Clock Hands

Material: Aluminum, Color: Black, Length: 3.75"

$1.99

Clock Mechanism

Clock Mechanism

Press on movement; accommodates dial up to 3/8 in thick

Desktop 3D Carving (CNC Mill) Kit - Shapeoko 2

Desktop 3D Carving (CNC Mill) Kit - Shapeoko 2

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Dodecagon_clock_5in.svg

The .svg file for the 5 in clock

$0

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Dodecagon_clock_10in.svg

The .svg file for the 10 in clock

$0

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1

Generate tool paths

I generated my tool paths in Makercam. Watch the video below for instructions. You can also use other cam software.

2

Cut material to appropriate size

The 12×12 Sheet of bamboo is too large to fit in my Shapeoko set up. I cut mine in half with a bandsaw. You could also use a hand saw. If your cnc can hold a 12 × 12 in sheet, please move on to the next step.

3

Secure Material

My Shapeoko set up uses the “hold down table” project. You can also screw the material into the waste board with wood screws.

4

Home the spindle

Jog or manually bring the spindle to the appropriate origin point. The file is set up with the origin in the lower left corner of your material.

5

Run the Gcode

I used Universal G code sender. There are several free g code programs recommended at shapeoko.com/forum. Once your Shapeoko is connected, zero your axis and upload the file. your file should be ready to run!

6

Finishing

I used an 1/8 in chisel and rubber mallet, to knock the tabs off of my piece. Then I lightly sanded it with 220 sand paper.