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  • #16
    Jim, Each new printed project you show us keeps getting better and faster. I'm truly impressed with your work.
    Dave

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    • #17
      Fantastic looking carts Jim. Although, if you say they aren't Jordan's, with Jordan's no longer around, I'd say you replaced them.


      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #18
        Fantastic Jim!

        Man I gotta get a 3D printer.
        Dave

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        • #19
          Thanks Dave, I'm constantly learning new tricks with this stuff.

          Jim
          Take the red pill

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          • #20
            Thanks Lou, those wheels are a heck of a lot smaller than the one's on the highwheel log carrier you did.

            Dave D, check out that link above on the tutorial for Fusion 360. Hope everyone realizes that Software is very powerful, and available for FREE for personal use (you can't sell anything made from it's use) but you give your designs away. It's full featured, and really the first step in the process. Buying a printer and printing other's designs is not nearly as much fun. My $.02. Thanks for checking it out.

            Jim
            Take the red pill

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            • #21
              Just finished a marathon view of 6 of Paul McWorther's videos on learning Fusion 360. I now see why I couldn't get Fusion to work. I didn't watch the right learning videos to begin with. Had I watched Paul's videos before trying Fusion I might have used it. But after watching his videos I realized Fusion is geared more toward 3D manufacturing. Although the program could be used for 3D milling I believe I really only need a 2D CAD program for my CNC mill.

              Thanks for the link Jim. It was very helpful.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #22
                Bernd, Is your Z-Axis not stepper motor controlled?

                Jim
                Take the red pill

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                • #23
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by BurleyJim


                  Bernd, Is your Z-Axis not stepper motor controlled?

                  Jim



                  Yes it is. My thought here is that I would only do simple step objects at the most. Nothing close to what a 3D printer can do. I'm still up in the air on which way to go. If I only do simple shapes I feel like I really don't need to learn another CAD program. Of course I my change my mind. I'm thinking of rebuilding my Sherline mill. Come to find out they only have MM size ball screws now. So I need to think this through as to what I'm going to do. I am also thinking of purchasing a Sherline CNC lathe. Of course they are in MM too.

                  Don't want to hi jack your thread any further here. Have to do some serious thinking about what direction to go.

                  Thanks for the come back though.

                  Bernd
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • #24
                    Jim, I'd like to own one for strength, PLA isn't really robust as the line fed printers. May get one after this BS passes.

                    Philip
                    Philip

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                    • #25
                      Bernd, what CAM program are you using with the Sherline? I'm using Mach3 with the MicroMill. I'll let you know if there is a PostProcessor that'll work on your machine. No problem on Hijacking. I keep a steel BBQ grill brush under the front seat.

                      Philip, The strength of ABS is a primary reason, but a valid secondary reason is that PLA is water soluble. Make something out of it, and unless it is primed and painted, you might leave it in a damp basement, and find a 'dumpling' when you come back in a couple of months. :erm:


                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #26
                        This is the final shot, painted and ready to haul some luggage.




                        Jim
                        Take the red pill

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                        • #27
                          Well done, Jim. :up:

                          George
                          The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                          • #28
                            Lookin' good Jim. :up:

                            Bernd

                            P.S. I'll get a PM off to sometime soon.
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                            • #29
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                              Bob, I ran into a 99 year old at the Lansing, Mi, trainshow last year with 2 shopping bags of stuff he had bought. He said "I'll stop the funeral procession before missing a trainshow". Now there is a great attitude.


                              That was before [:-witch] disallowed funerals...
                              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                              Cedar Swamp
                              SW of Manistique, MI

                              AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                              • #30
                                Nice baggage wagon!!

                                Found a weathered sign for you.


                                Dave

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