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  1. #1
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    Default Hoping to work CNC into metal art goals

    Hi,

    I have a CNC router table and a CNC plasma table. I have done quite a bit of metal art in the form of wall plaques, clock faces, etc. Now I am drifting into dimensional art, and I will be the first to admit that I have ZERO experience in this area. I will use my CNC tables mostly for accuracy and repeatability of the various parts I will then bolt, weld, or otherwise attach to whatever I will build.

    I use the Samson 510 table, which is the "Big Brother" of the PlasmaCam. I am fairly good at using it, such that I do teach people how to use the table and software, both online as well as one-on-one personal training sessions, when time allows. I am retired, and do it for FUN. Mainly, I like to work with my hands to create things. Occasionally, someone will give me a good "Wow!" or some other encouragement to continue.

    In 2020, I want to start building LARGE outdoor metal art pieces. Mostly, I am interested in things that move with the wind, or by mechanical power. These truly are the best, and probably the last years of my life, so I want to make the best of them!

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    Welcome to a TOP forum. Thanks for your report as to what you do. We love pics and reports of WIP (Work In Progress), so when you get a chance wouldn't mind some pics of what you've made/done.
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I look forward to seeing what you create.

    I was looking at linkages in a mechanical sculpture the other day and found some software for planning / simulating linkages and movement.
    https://blog.rectorsquid.com/linkage...and-simulator/
    It's free and pretty easy to get started.

  4. #4
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    Now THAT LINK will come in quite handy!

    Thank you!!!!

    Joe

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