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30 Aug
2017

Ten Tips for Working with Precision Board

1. Carbide cutters are not mandatory when working with Precision Board since it is non-abrasive.  Precision Board can be cut with standard HSS cutting tools.   2. To maximize CNC efficiency and cutting time, and to minimize dust and increase chips, the Onsrud Router Bit Selector Guide provides guidelines for proper router bits, speeds and feeds. 3. After you have primed Precision Board Plus..

30 Aug
2017

Inn progress

Back in the middle of April I hinted at a project our family was going to undertake - a little inn. Peter and Hailey (son and daughter in law) purchased the property next door to us and now are going through the zoning process to make the project possible. This means we have been busy doing up the concept plans.

29 Aug
2017

Leverage

Now that the little trail truck is running and the bulk of the big fabricating is behind us it is time to begin all of the fun small stuff. I'm currently working on the levers which will control the functions of the vehicle. The Johnson bar which is bolted to the running board controls the forward and reverse of the variable speed hydrostatic transmission. To operate it you pull the safety back and then move the lever forward and reverse.

27 Aug
2017

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  • August 27, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
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27 Aug
2017

Success!

This morning I cut the a last few pieces of steel on our MultiCam Plasma cutter, then welded them into place. Then I hooked up the throttle cable and took a link out of the chain. I welded up the bell mount as well.

24 Aug
2017

Xpressive graphiX: Lighting up the Sign Industry with LED Part 2

Have you considered the benefits of using Precision Board HDU to make a dimensional LED sign?  According to Xpressive graphiX in Zanesville, Ohio, the advantage of using HDU over a metal cabinet is that you can add textures and 3D elements and get a lot more creative. To get design tips and learn more, we talked to buisiness..

24 Aug
2017

IAAPA trade show display progress

Work continues on our trade show booth for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions EXPO in Orlando, Florida. As I posted previously we decided to rebuild our booth which we created last year. We first stripped down last year's effort and cut off all of the structure we no longer needed.  Since this year's space is to be twenty feet wide instead of only ten we added two five foot wings to the sides of the booth.

23 Aug
2017

Progress on Dayna’s tree

Since the last post on the progress of Dayna's tree we've made great progress. The top portion of the structure was completed and the galvanized lath applied. A few small details were added at the request of the family like a small fairy door, tucked into the roots. We then did the sculpted concrete which was done over a period of three days.

22 Aug
2017

Back to the shop

I've been busy on weekends and an hour or two on weeknights working on my personal project - the little rail truck. Last week it was at long last ready for a test drive. I called Phoebe, my grand daughter, who has been waiting twelve long years for a test drive.  The throttle was still jury rigged, the drive train chain was not yet tightened, and a few other things yet to be done but I was confident the little rig would power it's way down the track without difficulty. I jumped into the cab and Phoebe into the sidecar. The vehicle was stable - despite Phoebe now being almost adult size and weight

16 Aug
2017
Onsrud speeds and feeds for CNC routing of HDU

Updated Speeds and Feeds for Precision Board HDU

  • August 16, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
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One of the more frequent inquiries we receive at Coastal Enterprises involves questions about machining Precision Board HDU. For those that are experienced in working with the product, we typically hear things like, “this stuff cuts like butter”, “my cutters last longer”, “I can set my CNC to a higher feed rate” or our favorite, “I..