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I USED THIS TO BUILD 'TOY CRANE'

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Blog entry by Metrotek posted 03-31-2012 06:19 AM 1797 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the machine I used to build, ‘Toy Crane’; they’re phenomenal machines. I cut circles and everything else on it. It was the first time I ever used one; in fact ever saw one. That veneer is hard to work without machines made for maching it that have small advance scoring saws; it tears right off of the core. It’s best to score it with a utility knife and use masking tape to prevent tear out.
The patterns were covered with a perimeter of elastomer and an ejector created a partial vacuum with compressed air. I also used boxes with the pattern on the top and unmachined stock underneath and the stylus or pin would run against the pattern cutting the material in the box on the underside.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe



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stefang

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 08:38 AM

Impressive piece of machinery.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Metrotek

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 12:30 PM

I just now received an email from Tom Onsrud, president of the Onsrud corporation complimenting my use of their machine. They additionally design and build huge CNC routers used in all important industry.
http://www.cronsrud.com/index.html
Go see this:
http://www.cronsrud.com/videos/sphere_inside_cube.html
They rout out a ball inside of a cube and put there company’s name on it. There are numerous videos of their equipment operating.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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Roger

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 12:36 PM

one heck-of-a piece o equipment

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 02:24 PM

Wow, that is one heck of a machine!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Metrotek

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 02:59 PM

Did you guys go view the videos? You have to watch the videos of the CNC ones; it’s amazing cutting the ball out in the center of the wooden cube and inscribing their company name on it; C.R.ONSRUD. Then, they cut out the inside of two halves of a sphere, then round the two on the outside, and the halves fit together perfectly creating a solid ball. These are a must read! ;< ).
http://www.cronsrud.com/videos/sphere_inside_cube.html
http://www.cronsrud.com/videos/solid_surface_ball.html

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 04:25 PM

Interesting machine

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 06:56 PM

Ok, so I’ve had a couple of beers, but still, why did I find that first video strangely sexual ?

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