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  1. #1 CNC milling, where can I get it done? 
    Anyone know where I can find a factory that can help me manufacture these handles in wood. I got the .step file and everything is ready to go but seams hard to find a factory that can do it for me. They don't even leave a price, say it's to time consuming etc. I don't really get what's so difficult as a 5 axis mill should be able to do it no problem.

    Any lead to a selected factory will definitely get one of these super handles free of charge. :)

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    Bjorn, On your behalf I inquired of a machine shop I have used near my studio. As they don't work regular hours on Saturday I left a message but I will probably have to wait until Monday for a response. Do you have an idea of how many parts you would desire in the first run? The wood looks like walnut - Is this your choice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. Jaeger View Post
    Bjorn, On your behalf I inquired of a machine shop I have used near my studio. As they don't work regular hours on Saturday I left a message but I will probably have to wait until Monday for a response. Do you have an idea of how many parts you would desire in the first run? The wood looks like walnut - Is this your choice?
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    Thank you Mark.

    I think 50 units would be a good number for a first run.
    And regarding the type of wood, I'm not sure, something hard and not to heavy, so yes walnut sound good.
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    Maple is hardest wood. Rock maple, flamed, fits Bjorn better too. ;-)
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    Australian desert oak might beat the maple. The tree like some Australian hardwoods cunningly adds silica to itself to make termite and woodgrub teeth go blunt. Trouble is it will break pieces out of axes, make a chainsaw go dull and a router bit lose edge, smoke and glow red. CNC millling is not an easy option with it.
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    Bjorn,

    I run a 5-axis CNC facility, we do rapid turnaround for 1-50 and production runs start at 5,000+, we only machine things for filmmakers and photographers.

    https://www.newideasco.com/pages/cnc-machining

    For custom glass and metalwork, give me a call and we can go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamClark View Post
    Bjorn,

    I run a 5-axis CNC facility, we do rapid turnaround for 1-50 and production runs start at 5,000+, we only machine things for filmmakers and photographers.

    https://www.newideasco.com/pages/cnc-machining

    For custom glass and metalwork, give me a call and we can go from there.
    Thanks for the offer, but don't you have enough orders to fullfill allready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    Thanks for the offer, but don't you have enough orders to fullfill allready?
    I would never delay customer production orders for side projects :)

    Something else I was going to suggest is there is a new 5-axis CNC machine made in USA, which is smaller than one of my 3d printers.

    I have 2 of these, they work great. Everything from wood, plastic, titanium, you name it.

    https://pocketnc.com/collections/poc...11607895998511

    Check it out:
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    Yes, I been following the pocket NC forums for a while. Looks tempting. But I thought wooden handles from a ready to cnc step file would be a no brainer to have made. But most shops want way more to cnc wood then aluminium and the prices I been offered have been so high that I see no economical way of justifying having a batch made sadly.
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