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Offline John Plater

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Start with a cube
« on: May 31, 2019, 04:51:43 PM »
Three pieces from recent demonstrations, one quite straightforward and two more fiddly ! These need to be better developed to make the fins more even and better finished but I wonder if the assembled knowledge bank has seen these done before. I'm pretty sure that I have seen them somewhere but cannot remember where or by whom.
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Re: Start with a cube
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 06:57:01 PM »
Done this in the round but not in a cube. Should imagine it is difficult not chipping the corners?

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Offline Derek

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Re: Start with a cube
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 06:11:36 PM »
Like Pete have done something similar in the round can imagine that in a cube can mean turning with great care.

Nicely done like the tapered through hole

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Re: Start with a cube
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 07:57:25 PM »
Like Pete says, I've also done these in the round, so the fact it's a square make it more interesting.

Did you use a parting tool to cut the vanes? The rounded bottoms in the gaps make me thing you held abrasive down the gaps as well.
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