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Watch Matt repurpose this salvaged walnut slab to create this serving board on his Axiom AR8 Basic 24x48” CNC using Amana Tool® CNC Router bits.

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Matt started out using the Woodpeckers® SERXL 36" straight edge to mark out the high and low spots in the board and followed it up with a handplane to get the board to sit somewhat level for flattening on the CNC.

He used the Amana Tool Heavy Duty CNC Spoilboard Insert Carbide Router Bit No. RC-2255 2.5" 3 wing insert carbide flattening bit to flatten the slab and reveal the grain. Next, a test profile was cut on the slab using the 1/8" Spektra™ coated down-cut spiral bit no. 46225-K to make sure the design was in the right spot on the slab.

The lettering was then cut out using the 30° Spektra™ coated engraving bit no. 45771-K leaving a beautifully clean carve! The handle pocket was cut using the no. 46216-K 1/2" Spektra™ 3 flute down-cut spiral bit and the entire piece was rounded over using the 1/4" Radius Point roundover bit no. 56123. The backside was rounded over to match the top using 1/4" radius Insert carbide In-Tech roundover bit no. RC-49504, for a cleanup free roundover on Matt’s Saw Stop router table.

The text and some cracks were filled with Total Boat epoxy and Black Diamond Pigments Caribbean Blue pigment. After it was dry the Festool® Rotex 150 made quick work of removing the excess epoxy and the Festool ETS150 provided a fine finish sanding with 150 and 220 grit and popping the grain with water between each. The Gator Finishing micro-zip made hand sanding the edges very easy!

Finally some Walrus Oil was then applied, after buffing it off this board is done and ready to use!

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Feed, Speed, Chip Load & Step Down CNC Running Parameters

2-1/2" Dia. Amana Tool Heavy Duty CNC Spoilboard Insert Carbide 3 Wing Plunging, Surfacing, Planing, Flycutting & Slab Leveler No. RC-2255
Feed Rate (IPM): 300"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.006"
Ramp Down IPM: 150”

1/8" Dia. Solid Carbide Spektra™ Coated Down-Cut Router Bit No. 46227-K
Feed Rate (IPM): 145"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.004"
Ramp Down IPM: 70”

30° Engraving with 0.005” Tip Width, Spektra™ Coated Solid Carbide Router Bit No. 45771-K
Feed Rate (IPM): 100"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.004"
Ramp Down IPM: 50”

1/2” Dia Solid Carbide Spektra™ Coated Down-Cut 3-Flute Router Bit No. 46216-K
Feed Rate (IPM): 300"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.006"
Ramp Down IPM: 150”

1/4” Radius Carbide Tipped Point Cutting Roundover Router Bit No. 56123
https://www.toolstoday.com/v-12351-56123.html
Feed Rate (IPM): 90"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.002"
Ramp Down IPM: 45”

1/4" Dia. Solid Carbide, Spektra™ Coated Down-Cut Spiral Flute Router Bit No. 46202-K
Feed Rate (IPM): 180"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.005"
Ramp Down IPM: 90”

1/4” Radius Carbide Tipped In-Tech Insert Solid Carbide Knife Corner Rounding Router Bit No. RC-49504

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