I wanted to test working smaller polymer clay parts with smaller bits.  So far the results seem promising.

1/16" End Mill

  • 1/16" end mill
  • 1/4" Thick Sculpey III
  • 11,000 RPM
  • 10 IPM
  • .015" DOC



1 mm End Mill

1/16" end mill

  • 3/16" Thick Sculpey Premo
  • 12,000 RPM
  • 7 IPM
  • .01" DOC


Small Gears

I decided to design couple gears small enough that the stock would fit into one of my smaller vises.  The results turned out perfect.

I created both an 18 tooth gear and a 9 tooth gear. The small holes near the center is so that I can glue a 1mm indexing rod. This will allow me to join the gears later.

The stock is .12" thick.


Mini Sign

My next task was to create a small sign out of the thinner stock I am making.

I use two bits to make the sign. The first is a 1/8" end mill. I then use a small 1mm end mill for the detail.