Photo by Owen Smithyman

Photo by Owen Smithyman

I made handlebar plugs for my bicycle with an Othermill. This sort of part would typically be made on a very different machine, making this a challenge with a simple 3-axis CNC mill. To machine all features, a custom fixture and three operations are required. Below are a few photos and videos from the process. 

I have a more detailed writeup of the build over on my blog.

In the videos above, I'm using compressed air for chip clearing with a rig I built. You can read more about that project here.


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