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Mini lathe (and mill) discussion.

frydaddy08

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Lots of videos on YT for F360 (I'm sure others as well). BalsaDust has a great step-by-step in the CAD forum for aircraft design. I'm on a Mac and the biggest learning curve so far is the keystrokes for maneuvering the drawing ( zoom, turning, etc), that and I have NO artistic ability.
 
I've been playing with free cad a bit and made my first project box. A test run to make sure I was extracting and slicing properly. I went with Cura on the slicer.
 

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BalsaDust

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Lots of videos on YT for F360 (I'm sure others as well). BalsaDust has a great step-by-step in the CAD forum for aircraft design. I'm on a Mac and the biggest learning curve so far is the keystrokes for maneuvering the drawing ( zoom, turning, etc), that and I have NO artistic ability.

Forget the keystrokes and pick up a space mouse. If you plan to use a 3D modoling software they are worth it. We use the 3Dconnexion brand at work and they are awesome. I'm sure there might be some cheaper options out there as well.
 
Does this sharpen the ends and sides? Where did you get the plans?
Hey Tony,
I can only sharpen the end for now. I still have to build the jig for sharpening the side cutters. I downloaded the plans here:
 
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