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Great job, John! You don't give yourself enough credit.

Mike did an excellent job transforming that drawing into a model as well. I too only hope that I can do that someday. Wish he was coming to Denver, would be fun to pick his brain as well.

You certainly stay busy for a retired guy. Got that third machine ordered yet? Saw a 24x24 Avid Pro kit for sale on CNCZone the other day. Brand new, never assembled minus motors controls and wiring...
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Very nice. When you going to paint them?
Already stained and polyed. He wanted classy and gift givable -- not finger painting 101.

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Great job, John! You don't give yourself enough credit.

Mike did an excellent job transforming that drawing into a model as well. I too only hope that I can do that someday. Wish he was coming to Denver, would be fun to pick his brain as well.

You certainly stay busy for a retired guy. Got that third machine ordered yet? Saw a 24x24 Avid Pro kit for sale on CNCZone the other day. Brand new, never assembled minus motors controls and wiring...
He's better than good, with the patience of a 1st grade teacher.

No more new machine talk til we check out the lasers in Denver. I'll most likely pull the trigger on one of those then. But I'll look at that one. Always can find room for a "small" addition. lol

Gotta practice my big eyed sad puppy look and speech - the one that starts "But honey, we could do so much more with one of these........."

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Great job, John! You don't give yourself enough credit.

Mike did an excellent job transforming that drawing into a model as well. I too only hope that I can do that someday. Wish he was coming to Denver, would be fun to pick his brain as well.

You certainly stay busy for a retired guy. Got that third machine ordered yet? Saw a 24x24 Avid Pro kit for sale on CNCZone the other day. Brand new, never assembled minus motors controls and wiring...
Dave maybe it is good that life has thrown me a few curves this year and I had to cancel my plans for the Vectric Users Meeting, you would probably never be the same after digging around in my brain!

I'm hoping things will be back in order as we enter into the new year and I can get back into the swing of things.
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Don't let John fool you, he has learned cleanup and creative sanding so his projects always look great. He is saving all of his painting skills he learned from Scottart so he won't make us too envious of his newly learned talents.

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"Skills" is not a word I would use with my painting inabilities. But Scott did say I was the best "worst" student he's had.
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Nice job, I can't wait as we are getting a 5 axis CNC in November and cant wait to see what we can do with it.
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Nice job, I can't wait as we are getting a 5 axis CNC in November and cant wait to see what we can do with it.
I suspect getting confused and impatient will be in the list. I can handle 4 dimensions just fine, but throw one more in and my brain overheats. Hopefully the software you get with it will do most of the thinking for you. On the 3-axis CNCs we use I've added an adjustable angle jig that you can also mount parts on at an angle. That lets me approach the wood at a compound angle but not move the wood dynamically while the bit is moving in 3 axes above it. I've had onlookers accuse me of doing 5 axis work on the 3 axis machines but I've really only broken free of mounting the wood flat relative to it. Simple drafting I learned back in high school is all I need at that point. To have a bit that can move in X and Y and Z while also tilting and rotating at the same time is two too many axes for me to contemplate. A little jealous I am though, cause when you do master 5 axes you're just one step away from mastering time travel.
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I suspect getting confused and impatient will be on the list. I can handle 4 dimensions just fine, but throw one more in and my brain overheats. Hopefully, the software you get with it will do most of the thinking for you. On the 3-axis CNCs, we use I've added an adjustable angle jig that you can also mount parts on at an angle. That lets me approach the wood at a compound angle but not move the wood dynamically while the bit is moving in 3 axes above it. I've had onlookers accuse me of doing 5 axis work on the 3 axis machines but I've really only broken free of mounting the wood flat relative to it. Simple drafting I learned back in high school is all I need at that point. To have a bit that can move in X and Y and Z while also tilting and rotating at the same time is two too many axes for me to contemplate. A little jealous I am though, cause when you do master 5 axes you're just one step away from mastering time travel.
I have seen and been given an introductory preview of the software and it is intriguing so far. We already have a 3axis and a 4 axis machine but I suspect there will be a fair learning curve to this.
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