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Ken

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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2017, 03:26:28 PM »
Hi Malachi, I am getting much closer now = currently waiting on some printable inkjet adhesive film I have decided to print out the graduations and stick them to the index wheel rather than scribing them and number punching the wheel - if the stick on version fails then I will scribe them :)  I came across a great website with the unusual name of Blocklayer.com : <http://www.blocklayer.com/circle-dividereng.aspx> it allows one to create divided circles with numbering which can be printed out and appears to be very accurate.  The site has a wide range of calculators I suspect generally for the building trade but very useful to me for this project.

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« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2017, 01:18:09 PM »
Great job Ken

The Gemmasta has a printed Aluminium disk stuck to the index wheel, I'm not sure how its printed but similar solution to what you are doing.
I was thinking a small CNC machine would be the bees knees to engrave the index, I don't really know their possibilities or limitations so just thinking out loud.

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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2017, 02:13:33 PM »
How I would love a small cnc machine :)

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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2017, 12:41:22 PM »
Nice work ken I've been meaning to build a small cnc machine. On the to do list :) I've just thought I might try 3d printing some index gears for my gemmasta. Not a 96, might get a bit messy but a 32 or 16. Even some odd symmetry ones :). You could just print on any paper and glue on the numbers.
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2017, 01:25:30 PM »
I have some printed laminated samples but I reckon the printable adhesive film should look pretty flash, like a proper bought one  ;D

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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2017, 05:42:51 PM »
Not happy with the finished product time to manually graduate it.


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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2017, 06:21:41 PM »
Finished gradating and stamping the 96 wheel a bit untidy but functional :)


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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2017, 05:29:58 PM »
slowly cutting my first stone :)



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Re: Agate Master faceter
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2017, 05:43:55 PM »
Good on you Ken.  After all that work and messing around with parts it's great to see you finally getting to use it.  beers

 

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