First seeing service in 1986, the AH-64 “Apache” attack helicopter takes out tanks, bunkers, and other targets. This toy displays much of that firepower, disguised as maple dowels. Easily shape the Apache’s iconic angled fuselage profile by following our full-size patterns. And we’ve gathered all of the hardware and specialty parts in a kit so you can get started quickly.
Get ready to see some of the amazing capabilities a CNC can bring to your shop. This article provides recipes for success in making cuts in polycarbonate, brass, foam, cardboard and yes, wood. The “ingredients” for each operation include the material being machined, the cutters used, feed speed, depth of cut (DOC), and other variables.
What you really need to know about sandpaper boils down to five items: the size of the abrasive; how densely the abrasive is packed; the type of abrasive; the backing material; and whether the sandpaper has stearate or not. Jim Heavey helps sort out the options.