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The versatility of routers never ceases to amaze me . Kudos to this guy for designing this jig .
It’s darn near a poor mans cnc lol . I could see it coming in handy for some applications.
Gets hs fingers a little closer to the bit while making pulleys, but I don’t know what the alternative would be .
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The versatility of routers never ceases to amaze me . Kudos to this guy for designing this jig .
It’s darn near a poor mans cnc lol . I could see it coming in handy for some applications.
Gets hs fingers a little closer to the bit while making pulleys, but I don’t know what the alternative would be .
You may want to skip to around 45 seconds

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Aw, you could take him in your hay day Herb .

I was thinking if a guy used stepper motors instead of cranks , you could actually run this as a cnc ? As long as the strings don’t slip lol

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Very clever indeed, but I think it's more about the journey than the desination?
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Aw, you could take him in your hay day Herb .

I was thinking if a guy used stepper motors instead of cranks , you could actually run this as a cnc ? As long as the strings donít slip lol
That would work. You would have to figure out what to do with you Z axis but that might not be too hard. I don't think tolerances would be very good but for signs and things like that it would work.
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That's Izzy Swan. He makes all kinds of unique things from wood. Do a YouTube search for his name and you will be watching his videos for the rest of the day. I'm surprised that all of you haven't seen what he does before. His jig making abilities are incredible. You should see the one that he made to turn decorative bowls using a table saw, or his drill powered walking machine. How about a gun that shoots cans of beer or Snickers bars. I like his folding octagon table and chairs too.
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I've seen his videos before, and he has done some interesting stuff. But on this one, as far as I am concerned, he dropped the ball.

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The problem with Etch-A-Sketch type things is your world ends up being all straight lines. Kinda' hard to cut curves with that setup.
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The problem with Etch-A-Sketch type things is your world ends up being all straight lines. Kinda' hard to cut curves with that setup.
I was kinda thinking the same thing. Would be hard to do curves with any kind of consistency

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My mind also jumped to "Why didn't he use a couple of stepper motors and a tinyG CNC controller?". I'm guessing he'll play with this about as long as most kids played with their etch-a-sketch. The best feature he left out was the ability to hold the thing upside down and shake to erase your inevitably horrible art work.
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