[Coco] Proto CoCo

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Aug 28 17:25:52 EDT 2006

On Monday 28 August 2006 15:31, jdaggett at gate.net wrote:
>Any board routing that is needed to plug into the MPI or Expansion slot
> that I do would be done by hand. I don't own a mill let alone a CNC
> mill.

Send me an otherwise defective board you can afford to lose & let me play 
when I get a chance to play.  Such a cut should be a one pass cut, and not 
more than 2-3 minutes to do.  I'll get the measurements from one of my 
existing cards.

To:  Gene Heskett
 291 Garton Avenue
 Weston, WV 26452-1825

'Twould be a good excuse to refresh my gcode writing ability.  Recently 
I've been doing it with automatic tools, converting fonts (any .ttf) into 
gcode to carve one liners in brass strips sawed from door kickplates on my 
teeny 12" bandsaw.

>On 28 Aug 2006 at 13:43, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Who needs flushcut?  Or a jig other than to hold it in a repeatable
>> position from one board to the next?  Thats what cnc does, accurately
>> driving the cutting bit to near .0001" accuracies, and dremel sells
>> little 1/8" solid carbide bits for, called grout routing bits.  I've
>> carved lots of steel parts with a couple of them.  They also have one
>> that tapers 1/8" down to a 1/16" roundnose, but in brass I found it
>> just plows up the edge of the groove way above the surface of the brass
>> if I try for more than about .003" of depth per cutter pass, like when
>> carving brass nameplates etc.  So using that bit is a bit like watching
>> paint dry or grass grow for a "President" nameplate.  In FR4 pcb
>> material, I expect a pass with a 14" mill bastard file at an angle
>> across the edges might be in order to remove the glass hair left at the
>> board/air interfaces.

Cheers, Gene
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