Hello. I make guitar picks high-end. Most of our materials cut easily with laser, but one does not.
I buy it in a 12-inch rod, then I want to stand the rod up perfectly perpendicular and rout it downward with the shape of the pick, then slice off each one. For CNC I'm getting quotes in the $500 range. Is there a way I can do this manually with a regular router, by building some kind of template or guide?
Our materials are very expensive. For instance, one is DuPont Vespel, which is one of the most expensive plastics on earth. It cuts beautifully with CNN.
Or is there such an inexpensive benchtop CNC machine I could buy or build?