A while back, we spotted a gorgeous infinity necklace with matching wooden box that community member Riley Porter had milled on the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine as a gift for his wife. We had to find out more, so we reached out and chatted with Riley, who happens to be owner of Synthetos and co-creator of TinyG, the motion-control system used in our mill. We found out that the necklace itself is made from reclaimed copper, the box top is a beautiful unstained amaranth wood, and the box top inlay is actually made from tinned PCB. Neat!
What was your design process?
I typically use CorelDraw to create the vector images that will in turn be used to create the vector files that I use to import into my CAM program. For toolpaths, I use Aspire to create the CAM by imported the vectors I created in CorelDraw. I also use Aspire to create the non-complex toolpaths, like the circular cutouts and pockets.
Tell us about yourself.
Thanks so much, Riley! We can't wait to see what else you make on your Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine.