On Friday 15 March 2019 09:09:41 andy pugh wrote: > On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 at 13:06, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote: > > That will probably > > need an ABC rebuild on the spindle as its in thumbhole style. Or > > there will be handwork drilling the thumbhole. > > Total work to hand-work a thumb-hole or three will be _far_ less than > setting up and debugging a 5-axis setup.
My thinking is similar Andy. Particularly with the limited power of my A axis now. I'll need to write a slicer I expect so it will be able to start with a 2.5 by 7. And I'll need to get a better probe than the $68 one I have now. Looking at the wild horse as the next step up. Just digitizing this one may make me wish I had a ups big enough to run it for the 5 or 10 seconds it takes the Generac to get started as I don't think that will be a one day job at the resolution I have in mind. I also have faint visions of bed extensions to mount the dead center and A drive on. It will use all of the 600mm run room, potentially maybe even doing it in two setups as I don't recall actually measuring it for length. BP usually has a forestock that reaches pretty well to the muzzle just to have a place for the ramrod, so this one has a cherry tip that extends it about 3". Ditto the pistol grip, has a 1/2" cherry bottom on it. Almost too much artisticly. But that may also be a personal preference. I tend to make this stuff fit my hands which are best described as square, fingers aren't near long enough to play a piano well, but when I go to buy gloves, I only look at the XXL pile, otherwise the wrist is too small to let my hand in. And then I have 2" of empty fingers once I have them on. Frustrating. Cheers, Gene Heskett -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene> _______________________________________________ Emc-users mailing list Emcfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/emc-users