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Made a ring as a test to see how detailed I could get with this.
I started out with a poplar wooden dowel.
Then I created a rough pass then a detail pass.
In the modeling tab I used the technique from the tutorials to create a center for the ring to hold it in the chuck and tailstock.
This is the rough off the machine. You can see the lightning bolt that cut into the side about 8mm deep.
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Here is me wearing the ring after boring the hole and sanding the surface to clean it up. I also used a wood hardener to give it strength.
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The ring was from Thingiverse. I did this as an experiment and plan on doing some custom designs later.
I started off with an X-carve but then moved up to a different setup. I traded an old reverb processor for a X/Y table and modified it to work as a 3 axis mill. The ring was done using my 4th axis.

This is my rotary axis setup prior to my mill system upgrade.
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Nice work! Maybe in about 10 years I will attempt something like that :D
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I like it! Thanks for posting this!
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Glad you folks like it.
If anyone ever needs help doing one let me know.
My entire system is custom built. I could easily help anyone who wants to add a 4th axis to their existing setup.
I will not matter what you have cause I can work with just about any system out there.
Mine is using a Gecko 540 but I can also use an arduino and TB6600. Its all about getting this stuff set up then calibration.
Took me a couple of weeks but was worth it.

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Thank you for your kind offer to help with that type of setup! Very nice!

Not hardware related, but I have a question. What was your procedure for boring out the ring interior?
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I used a rotary tool (similar to a dremel) to carve out the center.
I would have used the mill but I did not set up a jig to do it yet.
I will be doing that later.

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Neat.

Just a thought here. . . .

Instead of making a jig why not bore it out before putting it on the rotary axis? Put a simple mandrel in the chuck. Similar to what pen turners do?
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Hello Hivoltage!!!

Well done! Great looking. Would love to see more of this sort of thing... keep posting!

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@ TReischl
If I did that there wold be a chance of it spinning and ruining it.
The jig would be just a simple clamp that holds it in place while you bore it.
No chance of it sliding or moving.

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Nice work that will no doubt inspire a few more people to try making a ring.

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If those of you who do not have a 4th/rotary axis you can still make a ring using 2 sided carving.
Just make sure the lesser detail is on the sides your not cutting directly on.

If you want you can easily just use a square block and make a 4 side cut. Tricky to pull off but you will have the ability to do more detail.
Alignment is all you have to have. use pegs or a jig with a squared block.

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