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belt loom

by fbz, published

belt loom by fbz Mar 8, 2011

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this is a belt loom to make on a cnc router. i coded the gcode by hand since it was just a series of simple straight lines and drilled holes. this was made at DingFabrik in Cologne, Germany. i made this out of 4mm plywood on an A4 sized sheet, but it could easily be made out of acrylic or a different thickness of plywood.

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Nice, congrats
I made a smaller version of about 8 slots from 4 mm mdf on the laser. Any charring or deposits are easily sanded off, hardly any comes off the grooves with mdf . You could put a mask on the surface too (low tac masking tape). Used the laser to engrave our school's name.

Did you make a shuttle to go with this too?
No we don't have a laser cutter yet, we are saving up. This is a fast cut on our cnc mill, and it took me about 10 minutes to throw together the gcode: super easy! Also the laser cutter leaves burn marks which would have to be sanded down to not affect the yarn. I barely had to sand the slots to de-splinter this.

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<p>Nice, congrats</p>

<p>I made a smaller version of about 8 slots from 4 mm mdf on the laser. Any charring or deposits are easily sanded off, hardly any comes off the grooves with mdf . You could put a mask on the surface too (low tac masking tape). Used the laser to engrave our school's name.</p>

<p>Did you make a shuttle to go with this too?</p>

<p>Does the dingfabrik have a laser cutter? 4 mm is much quicker to cut on the laser cutter then on the router (both are CNC machines) and you do not have to code any gcode for it.</p>

<p>No we don't have a laser cutter yet, we are saving up. This is a fast cut on our cnc mill, and it took me about 10 minutes to throw together the gcode: super easy! Also the laser cutter leaves burn marks which would have to be sanded down to not affect the yarn. I barely had to sand the slots to de-splinter this.</p>

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