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Cutting Balsa Wood with Silhouette Cameo 4 and the 3mm Kraft Blade



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one thing I've learned is no matter what

thickness bustled wood you're using

since it is such a soft wood it is best

to mirror the object that you're going

to cut so that it leaves the

indentations on the back side instead of

the front side now let's begin

when I'm cutting one point five

millimeter balsa wood

I choose balsa wood in the sand panel

using tool 2 and I leave the default

settings as they are except I changed

the passes from 2 to 4 then I send it to

my cameo to cut I've sped up the last 3

passes just so you could see that I

really did do it and I didn't want you

to have to sit through it in real time

when the job is complete but before

unloading your mat make certain your

object has been cut completely through

I usually insert something under the

wood just to make sure it breaks free if

it has not you just need to send it back

for a few more passes with the one point

five millimeter wood I found four passes

does the job completely since the one

millimeter balsa wood is so thin I

usually remove the wood around the

object first and then carefully remove

the cut object turn your object over and

it is complete sometimes I use a fine

grit nail file to smooth the edges

the only difference when cutting to

millimeter balsa wood is that you have

to continually change the blade depth on

the actual blade itself and then in the

software and you start with the default

of 11 and then for passive you do not

unload your mat you go to move to blade

12 unloading your blade changing the

blade depth change you get on your

software go for passes do not unload

your math and you continue on through

blade 16 after those 4 passes it seemed

to cut completely through and then I was

able to unload my mouth I carefully

removed the outer parts of the wood and

then removed my object so as not to

break it here you can see the finished

product and here are some layered on top

of one another

here's a side view so you can see the

depth of the 1.5 on top and the 2.0 on

the bottom one thing to remember that I

forgot to mention was always move the

rollers so that they do not go on top of

the balsa wood when they're inserted

into the Cameo

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