Happy New Year!

Well, it’s the New Year, and past time for an update; so will try to come up with something with a learning curve. First off, finely got my little Musk-OX CNC router set back up and running again!! As I wanted make some Christmas gifts. 

Musk-OX up and running again.

No more than got it up and running and the old computer I used for it died. Was working fine one night when I shut it down, the next morning would not boot-up. I dug out an old laptop and after a lot of fooling around it is working fine; great, actually.

The first project after getting Musk-OX setting up was this little Christmas sled from Vectric free November 2016 project. I think it came out quite nice after Joy’s paint job!

CNC cut Christmas Sled Hand painted by Joy.

Then we moved on to something I’d been wanting to try since building the Musk-OX. A lithosphere cut in Corina, or in this, case Candlestone that I found on eBay.

Lithosphere started

That’s the start of about eight hours of cutting with a 4.82 Deg Tapered Angle Ball Tip radius=0.5mm X 1/4″ Shank tungster Solid Carbide Bit. After some time you end up with something like this.

Lithosphere of Maranda in Candlestune.
Lithosphere of Kat & Matt.

Next up, the frames.

Kat & Matt’s frame on the Musk-OX.
Frame front for Kat & Matt’s
Lithosphere.

Then we cut the back with a pocket for LED’s and you end up with something like this.

Unlit lithosphere of Kat & Matt.

Plug it in… or as Joy likes to say, “Wait for it…!”

Kat & Matt’s lighted lithosphere.

One for Maranda, the granddaughter.

lighted lithosphere of Maranda.

and…. the frame of one more I’m working on.

Lithosphere frame on Musk-OX.

We are also working on / designing a little bigger Musk-OX CNC made mostly from wood, but that we will save for next time.

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