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    Making the Osprey Legs

    Finally got some ability to upload Youtube.

    I have something set in Firefox that is not allowing me to upload videos.

    I uploaded in edge.

    Here is some typical way I use my CNC machine. Truly, you cannot call this robotic.


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    well that was neat, thanks for taking the time and sharing.
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    Yep, thanks Leo! But it looks like you need to get an assistant to hold the dust collector hose!!!
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    I seriously need to do "something" to contain the chips. My DC is currently disassembled due to rearranging the shop.

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    Thats pretty interesting. Never even thought about 'not' programming a cnc.
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    Thanks, Leo. That machine is fascinating to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Thats pretty interesting. Never even thought about 'not' programming a cnc.
    Ditto, makes sense though. It was also interesting to see the cut paths, they were obvious on seeing, but wouldn't necessarily have been my naive first thought.

    It does seem like you could get yourself into a lot of trouble in a hurry with one of these if you weren't right on top of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Ditto, makes sense though. It was also interesting to see the cut paths, they were obvious on seeing, but wouldn't necessarily have been my naive first thought.

    It does seem like you could get yourself into a lot of trouble in a hurry with one of these if you weren't right on top of the game.

    YES you CAN. There IS a certain amount of skill involved - much like a table saw

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    January 16, 2016

    Well, I spent the day on one leg. Actually I spent about 6 hours on ONE eagle head.

    At first the machine was jerking and jumping so hard I had to stop it. When cutting 2D stuff it was not a problem, but the 3D stuff was not going to happen. PLUS - after playing with motor tuning and everything else I could find to stop the jerking - or rather not stop it, but minimize it, the cut action was so slow it was going to take 3 days per each eagle head. (I don't have an Osprey head - so we will just make believe)

    So I finally found the setting, as I compared to my other CNC with mach3. BAM - instant gratification. WOW - does this machine make short work of the carving now. WOW.

    At the end of the day, before bedtime, I upgraded the Osprey to Win 10. This morning, I turned on the Osprey and is ran fine. All plugins worked as they should work.

    I will try to get a video going.

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    Looks good so far, Leo! Success is a good thing!!!
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