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It's ALIVE!!!

Posted by qwindelzorf on December 2, 2006

spiral.jpgI successfully produced my first 2-d drawing a couple days ago. Chuck a pen in, tape down some paper, and run a test pattern. This spiral is supposed to be 3 inches in diameter. It is not. At this point, the machine was not calibrated or adjusted. But it DID move.

vase.jpgNow here's the good one. My first true 3D result. This is a half-profile of a vase. It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but you try to take a better shot of a clear hunk of plastic. It is milled into a block of high-density polyethelene I got a the gorcery store. Of course, that's not what they're sold as. They call them "cutting boards" not knowing just how right they are. In this picture, things are adjusted correctly and the vase is scaled correctly.