Spoilboard Pattern

Introduction: Spoilboard Pattern

How to resurface, and add a grid pattern to your spoilboard.

Step 1: Resurfacing

Add some paint or lacquer, so that you can verify that material has been removed from the entire surface.

Do not run this without a dustshoe ! It is very very dusty,... I learned.

Step 2: Engrave Pattern

Step 3: Paint Pattern

Step 4: Sanding

Step 5: Customize

To create your own grid:

1) download the .txt file, rename it to .scad and open it in OpenScad

2) Enter the size you want, and line thickness.

3) Press F6 and export as .dxf

4) Open in f-engrave and set the height to the same value as in OpenScad

5) Export gcode and engrave

Note: f-engrave is not super happy about a square grid, so you can divide it in three files for vertical, horizontal and circles.

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    9 Comments

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    smopo3ob
    smopo3ob

    1 year ago

    Hi.
    Your .txt file is ImageMagic file, not scad one. Can you fix it ,please.

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    KronBjorn
    KronBjorn

    Reply 1 year ago

    Done, it was an instructable glitch. I still had the file I uploaded, and it was fine, and I have never used image magic ? :)

    Let me know if I can help with anything, and do share an image if you finish.

    /thanks

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    smopo3ob
    smopo3ob

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. I typing by hand from image building scad file, but it give me only options build grid. No circle, no digits :) This one, I see, have all options.
    Great job!
    Thank you!

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    smopo3ob
    smopo3ob

    Reply 1 year ago

    Done with it. In my application I am change grid to 50mm and no digits.
    Thank you

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    KronBjorn
    KronBjorn

    Reply 1 year ago

    That looks great !
    I like the idea of painting before cutting.
    Thanks for posting.

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    kschoenrock
    kschoenrock

    Question 1 year ago on Step 4

    Would you be willing to share the file?

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    KronBjorn
    KronBjorn

    Answer 1 year ago

    Yes, of course, I just need to clean up the OpenScad file a bit. Then I'll put it online.
    Thx for the interest.

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    kschoenrock
    kschoenrock

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much. that is just an awesome, and elegant idea!

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    KronBjorn
    KronBjorn

    Reply 1 year ago

    np, I have added the OpenScad file.