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It it possible for D&M to make something that is real 3D for a rotary axis.

When I saw the GONKS I thought WOW - that would be so cool on a rotary axis for a full 3D.

Faces on the front - arms on sices and errr back side on back

The log as well
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I would like to see that as well.

Chess pieces and table legs would be great additions for rotary in the Design and Make store.

In the meantime there are lots of interesting STL files at MyMiniFactory. For example, they have a number of scans of sculptures from the Louvre museum.
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Todd,

I'd still like to see a product search widget added to the DesignAndMake home page so I don't have to navigate to the store to search for a design. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Hey Leo and Randall...
Thanks for leaving the questions and comments.

OK... we don't have any immediate plans to offer more rotary content on D&M... we did try it with the rolling pins - https://store.designandmake.com/search/search?q=Rolling - with mixed opinions on if they were easy for customers to use. These are .V3M files that you wrap... so if you were thinking this sort of thing... what might the objects be? I suspect newel posts, pillars, candle sticks... that sort of thing?

Of course, these are a bit different from offering full 3D models... and the issue with that is building a library of models that work well on CNC... and that we own or have the rights to sell. This would be a big undertaking... but still be possible if there was a demand for it. Always interested in what our customers would like to see added to D&M... so again, what might these things be? Chess pieces (nice one)... any other stuff that you find would be interesting or you have looked for and can't easily find? or if you can find them they are really not suited for rotary CNC.

As for the search from designandmake.com... an interesting idea Randall... I'll ask about that and see if it is possible and how much work it would take. I'm not a web developer... so it may look easy... but not be so easy... LOL
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Knomes - like the Gonks
Chess Pieces
I was thinking if a paper towel rack with a fancy roll
Christmas tree
Christmas ornaments
Some small statues to make a manger scene
Lamp bases
Pencil holders like cups - just the outsides
Complete rotary fish - whale - shark - dolphin - cardinal
I have often looked for these things.

Lots of turners do stuff on a wood lathe, but ONLY round
A variation of round lathe work that only CNC rotary can do

I am sure as the day goes on I will think of more cool stuff

Some sort of marketing survey on the forum - a poll ????
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