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    This is sort of a CNC or metal shaping or welding thread ...
    or all of the above.
    I am making a pair of Angel Wings for the upcoming Christmas Program. I'm cutting the wings out of foam on the CNC.



    While the router was running this afternoon I made the harness. Sort of an R-3 for wings. lol



    Bead roller pic. is a little too fuzzy to tell what it is. But, if you've seen one HF bead roller you've seen them all.



    Used the press & a scrap piece of strap iron to punch out the harness belt slots.



    This is where the welding comes in......I welded the brackets to the harness. lol

    The aluminum tabs will fit between the foam layers & get screwed to the brackets on the harness with self tapping screws so the wings can be positioned right.

  • #2
    That is really neat, what kind of CNC is that? Is it a router or some other kind of cutting device?
    "The only source of knowledge is experience." Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Thanks Diverdude. It's a router I use in my sign business. I've had it for years,but just upgraded to the 3-d software.

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      • #4
        that is cool
        i really would like to get or make myself a cnc router and 1 for plasma
        hmmm? could you use the one you have with plasma aswell or is just for routers only?
        gary...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pro70z28 View Post
          Thanks Diverdude. It's a router I use in my sign business. I've had it for years,but just upgraded to the 3-d software.
          What 3d software did you get? I have Aspire from Vectric
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          • #6
            Originally posted by glh View Post
            that is cool
            i really would like to get or make myself a cnc router and 1 for plasma
            hmmm? could you use the one you have with plasma aswell or is just for routers only?
            gary...
            Yup, the servos will move anything you attach to them. Possibilities are limitless.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by monte55 View Post
              What 3d software did you get? I have Aspire from Vectric
              I have Aspire V2 also. These wings are the first job for the new software. It's a pretty cool program.

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              • #8
                Yeah it is cool. It can do so much it's hard to keep up unless you use it every day. I used the 3d to cut my rotor blades for my ultra lite heli project. Did you have V Carve and then upgrade or just buy Aspire. I got V carve in 2007 and in Jan of 2009 paid the $900 to get Aspire while they had the promo on. Had I waited two more weeks it would have cost $1450. I think new is $2000.
                Nick
                Miller 252 Mig
                Miller Cricket XL
                Millermatic 150 Mig
                Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                2-O/A outfits
                Jet Lathe and Mill
                Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                Propane Forge
                60" X 60" router/plasma table

                www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                • #9
                  No, I was using the 2-d program that came with the CNC. Basically just a driver program. I do all my designing in Flexisign & import DXF files to be cut. Aspire is all new to me. It looks like it has all kinds of potential.

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                  • #10
                    What impressed me is that you can design your own 3d projects in Aspire. . They have a lot cheaper program called Cut 3d but you can't design 3d. If you have to start buying 3d files anywhere from $10 to $50 each.....that can add up real fast.
                    Nick
                    Miller 252 Mig
                    Miller Cricket XL
                    Millermatic 150 Mig
                    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                    2-O/A outfits
                    Jet Lathe and Mill
                    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                    Propane Forge
                    60" X 60" router/plasma table

                    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                    • #11
                      Yea, I'm going to give that a try when I have time.*I designed this wing in Flexisign & imported it as a DXF file mostly because I'm under the gun to get this stuff done and I'm familiar with Flexi. I've got a few other things to do for the same project that will be a real challenge for a newbie Aspire user. I'm sure glad they have those DVD tutorials.

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                      • #12
                        They have the most informative and the nicest members of any forum I've ever been on. I've never seen an arguement or a bad word. Everyone is always willing to help. They're great. I think it's because they are busy being productive and don't have the extra time to be a jerk.
                        Nick
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                        Miller Cricket XL
                        Millermatic 150 Mig
                        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                        2-O/A outfits
                        Jet Lathe and Mill
                        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                        Propane Forge
                        60" X 60" router/plasma table

                        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                        • #13
                          Yes, they've been very helpful to me. I've got some projects coming up I'll need more or their help I'm sure.
                          Tonight I glued the pieces together. To make room for the aluminum mounting tabs, I marked out where they go on the foam & used a heat gun to shrink that area. Then I sprayed great stuff on the mating surfaces & squeegeed it to knock down the foam. Laid the aluminum tabs in place, laid up the parts & carefully weighted them down with cinder blocks.
                          As Norm Abrams would say.....''I'll let them cook overnight''. lol

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                          • #14
                            are you mass producing them.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by m.k.swelding View Post
                              are you mass producing them.
                              Nope, these are 1 off items for the upcoming Christmas Program @ Church. I've got a couple other things I'm doing for the play also, I'll post as I get them done. Not a whole lot of welding involved but I thought since it's Christmas & this thread is already here......
                              The last item will be a full size camel. I'm saving that for last because it's not needed until the play dates & it will be by far the most challenging. It will be an outside model, so I may need to fab some structure & a base so it will hold up to the wind & elements.

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