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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:23 am 
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I am upgrading the controller on my CNC before I set it back up after almost three years sitting in the corner of our current garage. I have requested that the new controller be capable for a 4th axis as I was thinking that a small rotary table (much like a lathe) may be good for carving necks. Any thoughts on this?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:57 am 
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I've carved over 50 necks (most for a charity giveaway, but a dozen or so for my instruments) on a three axis machine. I think Andy Birko runs his business on a three axis machine.

I don't think there is any need for an "A" rotary axis. That said, I love experimenting. I've been toying with adding one too just to see what I actually can make with it! So don't let me discourage you.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Ya I was just thinking of using a straight bit, rather than a ballnose and then you might be able to keep the neck blank surface square to the bit. And like you, it would be a bit of experimenting for sure.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:43 pm 
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I've been wondering about this for years and hope to experiment with it some day.

But I'm still with the ball-nose bit & 3-axis method for now.

If you do any experiments in this direction I hope you'll post about it :)


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