Tom - welcome to the forums. Looking at your profile (40 years experience) tells us you don't need much help with anything and you've got some nice tools in your shop. That profile pic of the saddle is amazing. Join in on the discussions - you'll find a lot of friendly folks here. Looking forward to your participation.
Welcome, Tom. Born in and spent most of my life Delaware County just next door to you. Now reside just across the state line from you (Arkansas). Spent a lot of time earning two degrees at NSU. Glad you are here. You'll enjoy it.
Hi Stick, Thank you. I had not visited since I joined and have a lot of responses. To try and answer your question. No sir not anything specific. I am currently designing and building a 4 axis router duplicator, that I may possibly upgrade to a cnc as I gain knowledge and have the funds. I am working on the base now and x axis. I am sure I will have lots of questions as I move forward. I build custom saddle trees and saddles. I will try and post a picture of 2 saddle trees that I just finished the woodworking on over the weekend. I am going to start rawhiding them today. I hope to be able to set up the duplicator to take some of the hand work load out of building the trees. Not only to help with my arthritis but also to help catch up on my orders. The third and probably most important is the accuracy that it will bring to reproducing the parts, at the moment I use templates to make sure I have the correct shape. Last but not least is I am freehanding the parts into my big bandsaw and to say the least its not the most safe practice in the world. I appreciate the warm response and will try to get back to everyone as time permits. Tom
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