Michael Zawicki

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Michael Zawicki
Merica

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Nice solid Oak Coasters with Star Wars images found on google. Made a set for my self and one set for a friend.

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Carbide V-Bits

Carbide V-Bits

Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/2 in, Tip Angle: 90 Degree, Type: V bit, Cutting Length: 0.36 in, Overall Length: 1.8 in, Cutting Material: Wood, Cutting Material: Plastic, Cutting: Plywood, Cutting: MDF, Use: V carving

$13.99

End Mill Sample Pack, 1/8 in Shank

End Mill Sample Pack, 1/8 in Shank

Quantity: 5 (mix of 3 different types), Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in, Type: End Mills, Cutting Length: Varies, Overall Length: Varies, Cutting Material 1: Linoleum, Cutting Material 2: Wood, Cutting Material 3: Soft Metals, Cutting Material 4: Linoleum, Cutting Material 5: Aluminum, Bit Packs: Variety Packs

Red Oak

Red Oak

6" × 12" × 1/2" Red Oak

$2.99

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$16.98
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Coasters

45 minutes

I used oak sheet i got from a big box store, i think i was 10 bucks for a 4 foot by 6 inch peace that is .25 inch thick. This is made with 2 bits, first is a .0625 for all the flat spaces and then a 60* v bit is used to get all the detail and sharp edges. cut depth is .1 deep. after they are cut out i sand down to a 320 grit and airbrush the surface and sand again to get the detail to show. finally i use 3 coats of a furniture grade high gloss clear poly for durability. The back is 1/8 cork from a hobby store i cut slightly smaller and glue on with a spray glue that is moisture resistant.

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2 bit change process

1 minute

i have a touch plate that i installed into my machine and i use a excel spread sheet that is set up to generate the codes for doing a true Z zero depending on what bit i am using. If you dont have one yet i highly recommend it. mine cost me about 15 bucks. i can help you all the way for installation and use