Install Tool for Facing

In the Bantam Tools Software, click on the JOG icon in the menu on the lower left. Then, click Install Tool.

Use the wrenches to loosen the collet from the spindle and remove the current tool (if there is one already installed).

Insert and install the 1/8in flat end mill into the collet. Tighten the collect using the wrenches.

In the software, select the empty dropdown and choose the 1/8in flat end mill tool from the menu.

Click NEXT and then START. Watch the machine probe the 1/8in flat end mill tool by touching off the spoil board.

Secure Stock to Spoil Board

Wipe down the surfaces of the stock material using a paper towel. Remove any stickers or packaging material from the wood stock.

Apply strips of double-sided nitto tape to one of the surfaces of the stock.

Use several strips of tape to gain the most coverage possible across the surface of the stock. Ensure none of the strips are overlapping.

Peel and remove the protective backing from the strips of tape when ready to secure the stock to the spoil board.

Align the stock material with the lower left corner of the spoil board. Place the stock down onto the spoil board with the edges being as square as possible.

Firmly press down and apply pressure to secure the stock to the spoil board.

Mill Single File

Click on the Plan Setup icon on the left menu. If you see a collision warning, you can add a 1mm value to the X text field under the plan offset section.

Click on Summary Run Job icon on the left menu. Click Mill Single File when ready to begin milling.

Remove Stock from Spoil Board

When the milling job is complete, remove the stock from the spoil board.

Drops of alcohol can be used to loosen the tapes adhesive. Be careful removing the stock from the spoil board.

Flip and Continue to Face Material

Update the material thickness in the Material Setup tab.

Change the Z 13mm value to 12.25mm (because we removed 0.75mm from the surface of the stock).

Apply new strips of double-sided nitto tape to the surface that was just milled. Secure the stock back onto the spoil board.

When ready, click Mill Single File to begin facing the other side of the stock.

After the milling is complete, leave the stock on the spoil board. Proceed to the next page to continue milling a batch of 2x4 building bricks.

This guide was first published on Jun 15, 2022. It was last updated on Jun 15, 2022.

This page (Facing Stock) was last updated on Jun 22, 2022.

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