CNC Ornamental Lathe - Big Thank You!

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31 May 2014 20:25 - 31 May 2014 20:27 #47575 by cts1085
This is a chunk of Maple that I formed manually then used LinuxCNC and home-built mechanics to do the engraving. Most of the code was in Python/NGCGUI feeding AXIS.






The lathe is setup as an XZC lathe with rotation around the Z axis.
Dewey Garrett gave me the idea of "probing" along the surface and using those data-points in the code to provide a consistent depth of engraving. Works great!

I used a 1/8" ball-mill for the octagon engraving and a 1/2" round-nose router bit for the fluting.

Many thanks to the people of this forum for their advise, counsel and ideas....
-Tom
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31 May 2014 22:28 #47578 by cncbasher
excellent Tom ,

could you perhaps post your configuration fles for other willing to give this a try ,
and perhaps an example .

i feel this should perhaps be placed in the wiki Tom

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01 Jun 2014 00:22 #47581 by BigJohnT
Nice! You might also post a photo of the machine that made it.

JT

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13 Jun 2014 05:42 #47953 by Sterling
That is some mighty fine work!

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15 Jul 2014 00:45 #48772 by skeeter
Thanks , For posting that picture . Mighty fine work . This is something I would like to do after I get this first project done . please post more photos and talk about your setups .

Regards
Terry

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11 Aug 2014 22:23 - 11 Aug 2014 22:27 #49701 by cts1085
Here is a picture of the machine configured to engrave in the XC plane - the router can be adjusted to cut either from the end or from the side or anywhere in between.





Also, as requested, are the configuration files for my "mill" - I call it a mill because it does control 3 axis - although I can drop the C-Axis and run it as a 2-axis lathe with the lathe running under its own power.
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12 Aug 2014 00:49 #49713 by skeeter
Hi, CTS . Thanks for sharing . If you or anyone else want to see some similar work . I call his stuff eye candy. His name is Bill Ooms www.billooms.com
he has some cool software too . Check him out .

Terry :P

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