Bantam Tools Blog

Introducing the Bit Fan, a New Othermill Accessory You Can Make

Posted by Owen Smithyman on Jan 27, 2016 8:42:15 PM

We just developed a really cool new accessory for the Othermill that makes your tools last longer and gives your milled parts a nicer surface finish. It also enables you to to see your workpiece more clearly. Win win! We call our new friend the Bit Fan. And the best part is that you can mill your own Bit Fan in 7 minutes!

Update: based on a suggestion from user Peter Luong, we made an STL version of the Bit Fan. If you don't have HDPE but you do have a 3D printer, you can print the Bit Fan!

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Topics: How-To, Machining, Machining Wax, Things We Like, Tips & Tricks, CNC

Project Wednesday: Valentine’s Day at OMC

Posted by Simone Davalos on Feb 5, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Here at OMC, it’s really lovely having a mill or two lying around, since it means we never need to scramble for a last-minute gift for a friend or loved one. As Valentine’s day is coming up, we thought some nice chocolates would be just the thing.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Machining Wax, Inside OMC, Chocolate, Molds

Chocolate Extravaganza

Posted by Martine Neider on Apr 27, 2013 5:00:00 PM

One of our first thoughts when we realized we could make molds out of machining wax was food. Chocolate, ice, candies of all kinds. Our first test was a series of chocolate candy bars.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Machining Wax, Chocolate, Molds

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Martine Neider on Apr 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM

As residents of San Francisco we are intimately connected to the topography of the city. More than any other city I’ve lived in the geography of the hills designate, separate and embody all of the different neighborhoods. To honor our city, Jake made this video of the Othermill creating a topographic map of San Francisco.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Machining, Machining Wax, Videos, CNC