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“I actually talked to Brett a year ago – and some other prop shops – to get some basic information, but this time I wanted to take advantage of BBLADES’ test program… Brad asked me very detailed questions about my rigging and set-up, the type of boating I like to do, very technical and involved.” Matthysse ended up testing a 24p pitch BBLADES OB/F and a 24 BBLADES Blaster , and was so impressed, he bought both props. “I use the OB/F for tubing with the family: five people and lots of gear. The prop has really good manners at low speeds, and holds the bow right where I want it. It’s a good all-around prop.”
With plenty of trial and error, I was able to get my act together and start cutting out my parts. My blaster grips were a particularly nice example of the capabilities of this machine. I did a first pass with a ⅛" wide bit that hogged out the majority of the material. Then I was able to swap to a 1/16" bit to do another, slower and more detailed pass to fine-tune the surface. These parts were cut from insulation foam as a test before attempting the cuts on more dense parts. Overall I was pretty happy with how it turned out. It was pretty spot on with the 3D print from the same model.