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Re: Bob's Super Simple 4th Axis

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Bob wrote:Thom,
You're having waaay too much fun!
That's the first time I've seen a Shark on life support.
Bob
Shhh....here's a picture of the IV drip reservoir in a freezer 4 feet away. Don't tell the FBI! 8-)
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Hey...they said keep it cold...they didn't say HOW cold...

Yes, overkill is a verb, and I do it everyday...some days more often than common sense might dictate :D.

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Re: Bob's Super Simple 4th Axis

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Thom,
This machine sure does provide lots of opportunities for using your thinker!
Your reservoir reminds me of a Red Green solution. http://www.redgreen.com/ The only thing missing is duct tape.
Thanks for the post.
Bob

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Bob wrote:Thom,
This machine sure does provide lots of opportunities for using your thinker!
Your reservoir reminds me of a Red Green solution. http://www.redgreen.com/ The only thing missing is duct tape.
Thanks for the post.
Bob
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

Very much so! Cheers, Bob.
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Re: Bob's Super Simple 4th Axis

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I guess it's not happening on the Pirahna. Not enough Z travel.
I will hold this idea for the next CNC, probably the Shark HD Extended.

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Phil,
You could scale the idea down to a size that would be able to engrave pens.
Kind of limited though.
Bob

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I finally finished my 4th axis. Took me just under a year! :lol:
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I've only run a couple tests on it so far, but it turned out well. I posted more pictures and a couple videos here: http://perryprojects.blogspot.com/2017/ ... -axis.html

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Perry,
Slick version of the fourth axis! Pretty simple isn't it.
It's obvious that you gave a lot of thought to this project and made some very effective modifications.
Nice videos too.
I look forward to seeing what you make with this.
Bob

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Re: Bob's Super Simple 4th Axis

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I tried some 3D carving using the 4th axis. It requires a bit of math to get the aspect ratio correct, but it turned out really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJFoouAzdNw

I posted the same video in the videos section. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the completed project on this PC or I would post that here also.

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Re: Bob's Super Simple 4th Axis

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Perry,
Cool dodecahedron!
(I'm not even sure if I spelled it right.)
Bob

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