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Whitlock, how much can you bend the wood? Im not considering a mod with wood, but Ive never seen it done. Does it hold its shape afterward? How long do you have to let it dry? Does it need to be heated? ETC ETC.
It compleatly depends on what kind of wood, and its thickness, the thicker the wood the harder to bend (duh). but if you have paper thin Walnut for example you can almost fold it when it is wet/steemed (steeming works better in my opinion but that might just be me) yet 1 inch walnut can barely bend 90° so it all depends... if you steem it it drys quickly, but if you get it wet it is slower and can come out of shape less obviously until it is too late.
MUST KEEP WOODIE ON TOP OF LATEST FORUM POSTS lol. ok idk if anyone read the main question but i really need some specs on the Gen 1/gen 2 iPods, so that i can build the case. any help apperated!!! thank you.
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well, nothing sharper than 30 degrees, or when the wood starts to dry it may crack. though that may be pushing it, thought that will give the biggest ipod curve for you. for the wood itself, have you thought about what you are going to use to bond?
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ok, no offence but is anyone reading what i am saying? I am trying this out of a single peice of wood, no glue!!! no bends!!! i just wanted to explane how to bend, but i plan to make it like a old box thingy... well ok i cant explane it, but i will make a mod post for it.
CNC milling is done by computer. If you've seen any of the bike shows on TV, they do it all the time with the bike wheels. Stick in a chunk of something, computer cuts it out. Of course, they have ones specific to the type of material being used (wood, metal, type of metal, plastic, etc.).
I am cutting it... router... bandsaw... and so on... what is CNCing it?
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