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DIY 4th Axis videos

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:57 pm
by Kayvon
I made my own version of Bob's Super Simple 4th Axis and thought I'd share them in the videos section.

The first is my prototype test:

The second shows a simple spiral design:

Pictures of my build process are here: ... -axis.html

Re: DIY 4th Axis videos

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:59 pm
by Bob
Really nice job on your 4th axis! I like your improvements on the design. I can't wait to see some of your projects.

Re: DIY 4th Axis videos

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:38 am
by Kayvon
I wanted to try milling a truly 3D object--one that would be difficult to impossible with simple, 2-sided machining. I decided on a dodecahedron, which you might think of as a 60-sided die or a sphere made of triangles.

This might be possible to do with 4-sided machining, but not with this level of detail. The proof of concept also shows I could do interesting, non-symmetrical pieces like a car.

Re: DIY 4th Axis videos

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:30 am
by acctek367
Good production projects need to learn more.