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Old 04-12-2012, 02:04 AM
Doug Xray is offline
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Wow, you must be seeing bats in your sleep, good job.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:01 PM
Carl Storer cstorer is offline
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I am in woods 3 in school and we just got a shopbot indexer in our shop. I am trying to get some steps on how to do this and if it is even possible?

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:24 PM
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Brady Watson bradywatson is offline
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The easiest way would be to create a cross-section curve in PartWorks, and then toolpath it, with let's say a 1/2" end mill. Save out that SBP. Then in SB3, under tools, Indexer - Choose the option that lets you turn a profiled shape using a profile. Follow the directions, and instead of using a 1/2" square end mill, you'll use a ball end mill. That's pretty much it. Go play & report back.

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:49 AM
Michael Mason mmason is offline
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Location: Tom Blue Furniture Inc., Owensboro Kentucky
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I do my turnings pretty much the way Brady has said.
In fact I think it was Brady that gave me the idea.
I have found that I can cut out some steps along the way.
Would be glad to help if you need it.

Mike M
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