Wall Lamp

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Cristiana Felgueiras

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Cristiana Felgueiras
Portugal

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This is a super easy yet super cool Easel Power Hour Challenge project made in 60 minutes with the X-Carve. Check out the video for all the details and carve your own! You can change the acrylic engraving and create you own design!

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Material Description Price
Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in

$10.49

Clear Acrylic Sheet

Clear Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in, Thickness: 1/2 in, Type: Cast, Backing: Paper

Solid Carbide 2 Flute Upcut

Solid Carbide 2 Flute Upcut

Cutting Diameter: 1/4 in, Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, Cutting Length: 3/8 in, Onsrud Part #: 66-314

$46.25

Solid Carbide Single Flute Engraving Bit (1/4" Shank)

Solid Carbide Single Flute Engraving Bit (1/4" Shank)

Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, Cutting Diameter: 0.005 in, Angle: 60 Degree

$30.50

Solid Carbide Single Flute Upcut End Mill

Solid Carbide Single Flute Upcut End Mill

Quantity: 1, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in

$3.49

Walnut

Walnut

6" × 12" × 1/16" Walnut

$4.99

Walnut Plywood

Walnut Plywood

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in

$16.99

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richard legg
Hi, i absolutely love this project! such a cool idea, i was thinking of making something similar but I am having real trouble getting a clean cut in the acrylic. The cut starts OK but the swarf builds up on the bit and fouls the surface. if you have any advice i would really appreciate it!
richard legg
Cristiana Felgueiras
Hi! Awesome! Glad you are trying something similar :D Hummm what bit are you using? You should be using an upcut bit, setting your dewalt router to a low speed (I think I used level 2 of 6) and remove shallow passes at a time, about 1mm the most.
Cristiana Felgueiras
Cristiana Felgueiras
I used a V-bit for the grooves and the cuts weren't very clean at first but then I made a second pass exactly with the same setting, so with no load - the "burrs" got cleaned up. But the V-bit wasn't getting acrylic shavings accumulated, the bit was fine.
Cristiana Felgueiras
Cristiana Felgueiras
Maybe your problem is the router/spindle speed. For acrylics or other plastics, it's better to use a slower speed to prevent melting. Hope this helps!
Cristiana Felgueiras
Cristiana Felgueiras
Anyway, if not v-grooving, always use an upcut bit with preferably 1 spiral flute, 2 at the most. More flutes = melting. Straight flutes = melting. Downcut spiral = melting :P
Cristiana Felgueiras
Emmett Gallagher
I'm blown away that you were able to create something like this in 60 minutes - Well done! So much inspiration.
Emmett Gallagher
Josh Greene
This looks great! My one concern is that the top of the screw hole looks like it's below the center of gravity, any problems with it being topheavy and rotating downward when the wall gets shaken? Think I'll put two screw holes to make sure that doesn't happen.
Josh Greene
Cristiana Felgueiras
Thanks Josh! There is no problem at all.
Cristiana Felgueiras
Oscar Espinoza
nice to expensive
Oscar Espinoza