I decided to make a nameplate for my CNC. I polled for name ideas and a friend suggested “Eensy CNC”. As in “eensy weensy CNC”. So I very carefully drew up an outline in Inkscape, and set up text carving in Estlcam. I double checked everything I could think of: tool selection, feed rates, rpm, cut depth, clamping, X, Y, and Z zeroes. I made sure the collet nut was good and tight. Then I started the print!
The carving turned out great! And I carefully set up the part cut out, making sure I had enough holding tabs in the right places. I double checked all of the tool settings for my 1/4” spiral upcut bit. Then print! It turned out great!
I was pretty excited to show it off to my family, The first thing my son said when he saw it was: “what’s eesny?”. Oh no! I had a typo in the text! Oh well. it makes for a good story, so I kept it as is and attached it to my CNC enclosure. I think it’s pretty cool!