Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Kudzu

CNC or Water jet service?

Recommended Posts

Anyone had any experience with a company that can cut boat frames kits from plywood? I have always hand cut mine but my allergies are getting worse and I need to look at hiring someone to cut the kits for me. Really interested in someone that does water jet because of the square corners but having a hard time finding anyone that regularly works with wood. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeff,

My buddy, and the guy I get B.B. ply from, does CNC cutting, but not water.

 

I would be happy to connect you two, if you’d like.

 

Peace,

Robert 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Laser works well and the edge charring is superficial. .005" kerf. Clear protective coating over the black edge looks good as well. That's my opinion. The parts smell burnt until painted. My guy isn't currently taking new clients though. These parts were made that way.

IMG_20180211_095625.jpg

IMG_20180211_095515.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never followed up on this but I got quotes from both and to my surprise it cost more than I charge to hand my kits. Not just a little bit either! So I will just keep cutting them by hand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jeff,

 

I had my frames cut by CNC router. He used a 4mm bit so the internal corners are all 2mm radius - perfect. I can't fault it and no burnt edges.

It cost me Aus $70 (this includes setup) but would be cheaper if done in bulk.

So I would look around for someone who does that in your area.

 

Cheers Tony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  


Supporting Members

Don't see ads and make messing-about.com possible! Become a Supporting Member - only $12 for the next year. Pay by PayPal or credit card.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.