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Step 8: Clean Up Between Passes

It took a few tries to get my feeds and speeds right with the MDF layups. I was looking for the right combination of speed and chip size. Huge thanks to Dan, Pier 9 CNC Master Chief.

Sometimes, opening the doors of the DMS reveals a ridiculous pile of chips, resembling a fuzzed-out MD5 dust mountain. This is before we had the fancy dust-collection integrated into the DMS.

Cleaning up the chips and dust was felt like uncovering an archeological relic.

Since these photos were taken, I have definitely improved my CNC technique and I now pause the pass to clean up so I can see the tool head operating. These photos were among the first I took when learning the ins and outs of the DMS.

<p>amazing, me and my friend are going to make it at our school</p>
<p>awesome</p>
<p>Amaizing project. </p>
<p>Whoa. Interesting bit about the sun-bleached ABS -- it's quite beautiful!</p>
<p>truly amazing process. </p>
<p>congrats Gabe! Looks so great man! Love the design &amp; process!</p>
so difficultT_T
<p>wow!</p>
this is so beautiful
<p>Very, very cool project! I really enjoyed reading your process in making this. </p>

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