(49) The vinyl cutting blade is set to a depth which is just enough to cut the vinyl but not the paper backing. The spring loading on the arm is adjusted to ensure that the blade does in fact pierce the vinyl and not skid over the surface.

 

(50) The first item cut (after a few test tries setting everything up) this has now been applied to the door of the control box.

 

(51) Another vinyl cut in progress.

 

(52) The finished cut. The cut lines are not visible but at least the nose of the cutting tool hasn't torn up the surface)

 

(53) Weeding (removing the unwanted vinyl)

 

(54) The finished article. Obviously it would not be cost effective to build a machine such as Tweakie, just for cutting vinyl but this serves to show that there are many uses to which the machine can be put once it has been constructed.

Many router spindles produce noise levels which, with prolonged exposure, could cause permanent hearing damage.

Ear defenders should always be worn when using these spindles. Your hearing is precious too.

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CNC is only limited by our imagination.

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