I don’t do a lot of waxes on my small CNC mill, but I went on a
creative spree this week using it to rapidly cut out and engrave
charms/earring elements directly in sterlining silver. I put up
details on my blog:
Although the jewelers saw gives squarer corners, as long as you
design with corner fillets of the same or larger radius as the
endmill you use (1/32" dia, so.015" radius in the case of these
earrings), you can get some pretty fine detail.
The diamond drag engraving is a fun technique as well. I did get a
spring loaded holder (Bits & Bits) after I took these pictures, but
if you take care to ensure the flatness of the mounting & sheet, you
don’t need it.
Anyone else have non-wax related jewelry uses for their CNC mill?