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  1. #1
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA

    Saturday Afternoon Fun!

    Now where did your mind go???

    A couple of guys on the Inventables forum have been creating and posting plans for dinosaur skeletons. I downloaded the ones they've posted so far and spent time today to run one on my CNC. Here's the result from a piece of 1/8" tempered hardboard:

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    Mr. T-Rex stands 9.5" tall and is about 14" long.

    The files provided are eps and svg formats. VCarve imported the eps but is a little bit small; i.e., closer to 0.100" than 0.125". Using the scaling function in VCarve, I enlarged the drawing to give me a gap in the tabs of just under 0.125" to match the material. I added tabs, which was a bit tedious but necessary. I used a 1/16" 2-flute end mill at 50ipm and DOC of 0.03"; total time was about 45min.

    Oh, other thing they provide is an assembly key:

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    If you want to try one, you can find T-Rex here. As you scroll down the screen, you'll see a "Download Zip" button; the zip file contains the eps and svg vectors along with the key as a png.
    Bill Arnold
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    That looks like a blast. I can't wait to get mine up and running. so many projects to make!
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    that is very a cool project

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    cool! (and managing to keep out of mischief too!)
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very neat project.
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