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digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:03 pm
by stankern
1968 popular mechanics wooden Kayak 15 foot , used the jumbo 3 boards and logitrace 2018
to digitize all happens with aspire 9.5
the full sized plans and cut the parts
and do a partial assembly



https://youtu.be/_Z0H7fR4wGE

Re: digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:10 am
by mickecarlsson
Nice work. I like it,
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Re: digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:59 pm
by stankern
thanks, not sure if I could kneel in it for a period of time, not at my age

Re: digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 pm
by Liendeni
I'm new to Aspire but I have a question. Why couldn't you just have taken a picture of the part diagram, uploaded the image to aspire, use the trace feature to trace the lines, and then referenced a point A to B and enlarged the picture in aspire as need to get the correct size and then cut it out on the CNC. Like I said, I'm sure I am missing something and that is why I am asking so I can see what I am missing. That tracing software is nice but WOW is it expensive. At least for someone who isn't doing this for a living.

Re: digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:03 pm
by gkas
Liendeni wrote:I'm new to Aspire but I have a question. Why couldn't you just have taken a picture of the part diagram, uploaded the image to aspire, use the trace feature to trace the lines, and then referenced a point A to B and enlarged the picture in aspire as need to get the correct size and then cut it out on the CNC. Like I said, I'm sure I am missing something and that is why I am asking so I can see what I am missing. That tracing software is nice but WOW is it expensive. At least for someone who isn't doing this for a living.


You're 100% correct. You just have to watch out for perspective distortion, but careful extra measurements will help correct that problem.

Re: digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:36 am
by TReischl
This stuff has been around forever in various forms. The best one I ever worked with was Skalar out of Dayton Oh. They used a track style drafting board so the digitizing system was virtually unlimited in size. The cross hairs were magnified so it was possible to be accurate to under .005 of an inch without straining. Unfortunately the creator of that system passed away a while back and no one was interested in carrying the company forward.

Re: digitizing a 1968 popular maechincs kayak plan

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:06 pm
by stankern
I still have my old cal comp board and it still works , John Walsh provides the software for these boards and my old drawing board iii would still work