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Computerized milling machine


#1

Backtrack has a Sherline mill with 3 controllers for $1500. I’m
very inclined to try this out. It might be a cheap enough
learning experience.

You might want to look at some of the threds on
rec.crafts.metalworking- some of the conversions are better than
others both in hardware and software. I really want a 4 axis
machine- a rotary table that can be mounted vertically or
horizontally, in addition to the XYZ axis.

There is a company at www.supertech.com that is developing a
machine based on a taig mill for $1500 The software was written
by them, and uses graphic files rather than G code. They are
working on a 4th axis, I’m patiently waiting…

Rick
Richard D. Hamilton

Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography

http://www.rick-hamilton.com
@rick_hamilton


#2
I would use it to speed up my die making for use in
hollowforming. As you may know it takes "forever" To carve O1
Tool steel by hand.
-Thanks to all of you Webwarriors out there for your help on the
research end. Looks like a pretty Expensive endeavor for what I
need (more like "WANT") it for.

Timothy:

Have you considered using a manual industrial engraving machine.
These are made in both 2d and 3d and can be found used. This is
the route I have taken until computerized stuff gets less
expensive or I can justify the cost someday. Used engraving
machines run from $500.00 to around $7,000 (used). I prefer
Gorton as they are still in business and parts are available
(Expensively of course, but available.)

Kenneth Gastineau
@Kenneth_Gastineau1


#3

Hi Richard, I’ve heard a lot about the rec.crafts.metalworking
site. Is there more of an e-mail address than just
rec.crafts.metalworking? My computer came up with nothing. I
would like to visit. Jim alpine@hay.net


#4

Hi Richard, I’ve heard a lot about the rec.crafts.metalworking
site. Is there more of an e-mail address than just
rec.crafts.metalworking? My computer came up with nothing. I
would like to visit.

It is a usenet group- you need to use the newsreader function of
your browser software to find it. Depending on the local host
computer newsgroup server there are thousands of news groups.
There is also one called rec.crafts.jewelry- a forum moderated by
Peter Rowe.

Rick
Richard D. Hamilton

Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography

http://www.rick-hamilton.com
@rick_hamilton