I want to use crossfire pro to cut foam for Halloween

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I want to use crossfire pro to cut foam for Halloween

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Ok here's my story we do Halloween big around my house.The wife and I got married on Oct 31, I like to build stuff and and make cool stuff for Halloween for her to show off so
When I bought the table a couple of years ago I was busy trying to make brackets some sign just the normal cool stuff you find in places this forum.Great resources. I posted a question in the langmuir forum last year about wanting to use the table as my router( it's a Dremel with a sheetrock cutter in it) I got some info but didn't fix the problem I was having I could get the router to cut my design but I can keep it from leaving marks between my too paths or go to cut the perimeter cut I use fusion and inkscape for the most part on normal but the router functions I'm at a lose I also want to through it in there I use sheetcam for all of the cam .
The things I want to try to make is tombstones with really cool designs no would I know the table can't handle it any help would be greatly appreciated

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In Sheetcam there is a router function for generating a G-code to rout things. I have done many things with switching my table from Plasma to Router, I have a Plate mounted on the Z axis assembly so I can do that easily/quickly. In creating a G-code you use the same on line/inside/outside offsets. I you tool list you must have tools setup for router routines (bit size and shapes) how fast to cut, ect. Here is an MDF project for a wall hanger. And a video of a Plaque I did. You done with the hard part mounting the dremel. :Yay
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This is how I mounted my dermal whip I call it.It works good one 1in foam. I currently can't post I video of it cutting, I cut some wings out for our 12 skeleton he celebrates the holidays standing in our front yard wife has a Facebook page lol for it
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Good show You may look into a trim router (smaller type) if you want to do denser material. Is that a flexible shaft type tool holder??
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Yes it's the flex shaft and works great the crossfire can't handle a real router it's ball screws and and nema 23 steppers foam works let's me make stuff for my wife.
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Is that a flexible shaft type tool holder?? Sorry no it's not it's my hand torch holder that came with the plasma table works great that way 😀
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Now that is a great idea for foam. Would have never thought of that! Thanks
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the DIY part of me wants to suggest you look at having 2 clamp type attachment points for the tool holder to the torch holder. I think the flexible shaft movement may make the bit wonder some. IMHO
A trim router is much lighter then a standard router.
https://www.harborfreight.com/24-amp-tr ... 62659.html
or this one that can use 1/4" bits
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sonbakler wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 9:21 am Now that is a great idea for foam. Would have never thought of that! Thanks
This for a Skelly she dressed up for Valentine's Day
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Pretty awesome, going to keep this in mind for the future :Like :Like
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Great idea 👍
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