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I’m using my CNC router to make a travel-sized backgammon and cribbage board, inlaid with epoxy and colored mica powder.
In this first installment I introduce the project, mill the wood to size, and set up the CNC router to cut the inlay pockets on the backgammon board.
In the second installment I mix the mica and epoxy, and pour the inlays.
Here are links to some of the tools, materials and software that I’m using in this project:
Feeds & Speeds
All at 25,000 RPM
Roughing: 1/8″ downcut end mill, plunge 50mm/min, cut 800mm/min
Finish: 1/32″ downcut end mill, plunge 200mm/min, cut 250mm/min