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Offline Gary Campbell

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Digitizing a Game Call
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:45:59 AM »
For those that were thinking CNC, but don't want to invest in the learning curve, we have developed a method to digitally scan existing profiles on SideWinder CNC Lathes.  Here is a video showing an "over the counter" lathe being digitally scanned prior to be "cleaned up" in a CAD/CAM program.


Gary Campbell
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Offline Gary Campbell

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »
Here is part 2, or actually a start to finish of the process. I still have some final adjustments to the tool lengths, feed rates and some of the macro actions to make, but for the most part the project is viable. AND FUN!!! Looks like a production cycle with proper length blanks would yield one call in under 3 minutes, ~20 per hour.

Gary Campbell
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https://www.youtube.com/user/Islaww1

Offline Gary Campbell

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 04:31:16 PM »
To answer a number of emails regarding this machine and machining time per call, I have included that in this video along with showing some of the features:

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
The last video before it goes off to its new owner:


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Offline James Strickland

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 12:18:22 PM »
Thanks for posting.  Interesting videos!

Offline Gary Campbell

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 11:29:59 PM »
James...
Thanks, it's been a fun project. I just wish I knew more about turning in general and calls in particular.
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Offline Gary Campbell

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 08:27:43 PM »
I was able to get some time to work on the dust collection:


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Offline Gary Campbell

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Re: Digitizing a Game Call
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 10:25:09 AM »
Now that the testing and design has been completed, this floor model will be for sale.

GCnC411@gmail.com for more info.
Gary Campbell
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https://www.youtube.com/user/Islaww1