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Offline Steel Rain Calls

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CNC Inserts
« on: September 10, 2014, 08:14:45 AM »
I was wondering what would be a good CNC to use to do inserts? I am really just curious more than anything about it since I think it awesome to watch it cut the toneboard out in front of me.
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 12:55:23 PM »
Steel Rain Calls...
If you could show me an example of what the part is, I should be able to let you know what would be required to machine them.  Pardon my ignorance.
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 12:58:43 PM »
Not Steel Rain, but there are some pics of a duck call insert on this thread. 

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,21127.msg160296.html#msg160296
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 04:50:34 PM »
No I appreciate it Mr. Gary I just saw one at another call makers shop and thought about getting one.
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 07:51:16 PM »
Youre wanting a mill to cut sound boards.

But from there... its like picking a mode of transportation... you need to go a mile....  bike, motor cycle, car, pickup, truck, tractor, unicycle, walk, run, Ferrari, cavalier...  you gotta choose what fits the need and situation...

Accuracy requirements, budget, space, and all sorts of other factors come into play.  But I would imagine most people in the hobby side of things would be looking at a hobby machine, like a Taig, Sherline, etc...

But remember, you not only have to have the machine, youll need cutters, tool holders, a means to convert a tone board into Gcode and a way to check things....  sometimes the support equipment is more than the machine.  There is a forum called CNC Zone that covers a lot of the hobby CNC stuff (as well as a lot of other stuff).  Might be worth a look.

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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 08:26:06 AM »
Thanks Wade I just find this stuff very interesting.
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 01:52:28 PM »
Yeah, me too... thats what lead to my demise :D  hehehehe...   I spent a lot of time looking at and into the hobby machines, but just didnt like some of the things that are inherent to the little machines... then I stumbled into an Okuma Turning center...  and its been down hill since then...  like a snow ball headed for   :devil2:

Thank  :innocent: Im not one that has to have new stuff... if it werent for old used machines (newest one is a '95) Id either have nothing or be in the poor house and receiving therapy.  Currently, I just need therapy... but not attending. 
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 07:46:59 AM »
I just was wondering about a CNC mill since I saw one and no I got the fever to get one hahah
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Re: CNC Inserts
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 10:45:13 AM »
Its an addiction...  just like call making...   :yes:
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