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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by DiggerJ, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. DiggerJ

    DiggerJ Master
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    My OX is not finished, but is assembled, and I really don't want to take it apart.
    I need a pattern of one of the gantry plates.

    I need a plate exterior (no inner machining needed). It can be out of MDF, plastic, plywood, anything that I can use for a form to make a mold. I will be using this as a pattern for making the mold parts. 1/4" thick would be great.

    Anyone have anything laying around and feel like helping out?

    Thanks in advance.
    Digger
     
  2. DiggerJ

    DiggerJ Master
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    Well...I tried to print one out on paper to cut out on MDF, gut can't get the size to match my plates. Any ideaqs?
     
  3. Steve123

    Steve123 Journeyman
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    Try printing your file using Inkscape or AI. Inkscape and AI will print at the correct dimensions as long as you print at 100%.
     
  4. DiggerJ

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    No luck. I have never had this much problem printing a file to make a patter. Very frustrating.
     
  5. Steve123

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    Try using this pdf file.
     

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  6. DiggerJ

    DiggerJ Master
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    As my ol' Grandpa would say:
    " Its like a sore peter...you can't beat it!"
    Works great! I can spray glue it to my MDF and cut it out to make my mold pattern.
    I gotta get details on how you did it sometime. I have converted a ton of stuff, but having no luck right now.
    THANK YOU
     
  7. Steve123

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    You are welcome. Took all about a minute to do.
     
  8. DiggerJ

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    I'm sure I was overcomplicating it. I tried the skp the dxf, and neither seemed to work.
     
  9. GrayUK

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    Good old Grandpa! :ROFL::ROFL:

    Gray
     

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