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    Default Guilloche Pattern Generator

    I stumbled on some pretty pictures of watches and jewelry that had fancy guilloche patterns made with rather complicated machinery. So I wrote a few lines of code to try it on the CNC. For a first experiment not too bad. I think it could be useful for decorative patterns on door panels or wainscoting (or Scott's buttons). For my experiments I used cheap cedar fence board that does not carve that well so the result is not that clean but good enough to give an idea.

    I guess it could be done with regular CAD/CAM software but such dedicated code allows to create a pattern and related toolpaths in a minute without drafting, import to CAM and fluting/carving toolpath specification.

    Not sure what to do with that yet but I find it fascinating.

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    G,
    NEAT!
    ABSOLUTELY for Buttons!!!!
    Looked at pics before I read.
    Can "Idjits" use it and would you be willing to share?
    Love it, and probably faster cutting than the Celtics I'm doing at moment.
    I was trying to wrap my head around inlaying it, but as it's not a VCarve, couldn't Vinlay it and angle of the VBit creates the "Width" correct?
    VERY interested
    Doesn't look like there are many Z-Lifts? Makes me want to shrink it down and slap a 30 degree in and some Bloodwood
    scott
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    To late to edit
    Is there a way to control depth of cut?
    Saw you added the Free VCarve file for the Box Clamp and MazeMaker temp page to the TailMaker page
    Scott Plaisted
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    In case you didn't know: ShopBot-O-Graph

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    Thanks a LOT Brady!! (and No... I missed that one)
    And Thank You Bill!!
    Going to have to wait a few days unfortunately until I clean up my backlog.
    Any links to invent more time to Play Brady?
    scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottp55 View Post
    Any links to invent more time to Play Brady?
    Yes. Stop watching TV.

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    Lost TV when they went digital and cable said $1800 to do an "estimate". Said Heck with that!
    Ditched Facebook.
    Why do you think I post so much?
    Need a "time stretcher", as there's no WAY I'm going to give up reading
    scott
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    [QUOTE=Burkhardt;178133]I stumbled on some pretty pictures of watches and jewelry that had fancy guilloche patterns made with rather complicated machinery. /QUOTE]

    I had visions of you building a rose turning machine next...

    Mike

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    rose engine 1.jpgFunny, Never even heard of a "Rose Engine" before this
    Guy in Northern Maine was trying to explain the Cams he was making for his today, and he LOST me.
    Gert, this was done by Dan who bought TailMaker and FingerMaker and gave you the idea for you "Box Clamp". He said he used a "24 Lobe Cam".
    Think I'd like to watch one cut
    Said he doesn't use it much since he got the CNC.
    Interesting!
    Hope he doesn't mind me posting pic.
    Gert, He ALSO was VERY interested!!!
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    What I like is the way the cuts start shallow and gets deeper then shallow again

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