I forgot, Spirograph patterns are a different story. I have a complicated solution that is limited. I'm still looking for the simple and flexible answer. When using the rotary table hooked up to the spindle and the leadscrew engaged, you can only achieve roulette curves. See wiki for that last word. Thanks go to Ron Kirsch for the math help a long time ago. He helped me see the limitations.
Sent from BlueMail On Feb 12, 2018, 10:39 AM, at 10:39 AM, 'joe biunno' via Legacy Ornamental Mills <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >hey tom! > I can't say I remember steve, but I was a member of the >ornamental turners society some 30 years ago...attended several, yearly > >symposiums... then, it seems the group was absorbed into the AAW, then >seemed to fade away...good stuff back then, but a bit more simplistic >then >what is available in today's world, I might think...I do enjoy >"playing" >with my legacy but, realistically, a good cnc machine with the right >program, can duplicate just about any thing you could imagine on a >legacy(with or without any custom mods) without the need for the gears, > >lead screws, no back lash, etc.,etc...steve white's work and mods are >very >impressive, I have to say...what it boils down to, in my opinion, is >this: >are you doing ornamental work for business or pleasure?... for >pleasure, >you can "play" with doing your own mods, somewhat in a fashion like >steve >does, but perhaps a bit simpler, LOL!...a lot of us have the >imagination >and design skills to go to certain levels with our legacy machines, but >not >the equipment or metal turning/milling skills needed to go to the level > >that steve does...I for one would certainly pay an admission just to >see >his workshop and equipment, and to have a lengthy conversation on the >state >of ornamental turning in today's world with him...it's all >good!...thanks >for the reply!...joe > > >-- >You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >Groups "Legacy Ornamental Mills" group. >To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >an email to legacy-ornamental-mills+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. >To post to this group, send email to >email@example.com. >Visit this group at >https://groups.google.com/group/legacy-ornamental-mills. >For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Legacy Ornamental Mills" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to legacy-ornamental-mills+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/legacy-ornamental-mills. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.