Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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jimandi5000
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Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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Hello all,

I got inspired by the 12 Projects of Christmas, those were some fantastic projects. Thank you Vectric team! One of the projects, was a bottle carrier. I had only one issue with the bottle carrier I made, it did not fit my bottles. Thinking this was an awesome build project and that probably several of you would like to build, and customized your own bottle carrier(s); I have produced a Easy Bottle Carrier gadget.

The gadget was designed for double sided milling. This allows the carrier to have dado joints on the inside and the exterior faces can be V-Carved to customize the finished piece. As you can see from the images below, there is a dialogue for user inputs. The user interface supports material thickness, number bottles (2, 4, 6, ... 10, 12, Etc...), bottle diameter, clearance for bottle, bottle height, and several other variables. I've also included help screen that is integrated in the dialogue.

It's time for me to go so, God bless you and your families. I wish each and everyone a very Mary Christmas.

PS. As you know, I'm just getting started learning how to write gadgets in Lua. Please let know if you have any issues.
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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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Although I have not been active with my CNC this winter (Flu,Age, etc), I really appreciate your gadgets. I passed through Houston on my way to my Granddaughters weeding in Fredericksburg in Oct, next time I come through I would love to meet you.

Joe

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bravesoul wrote:Although I have not been active with my CNC this winter (Flu,Age, etc), I really appreciate your gadgets. I passed through Houston on my way to my Granddaughters weeding in Fredericksburg in Oct, next time I come through I would love to meet you.

Joe

Hi Joe,

Absolutely, come on by. I know what you mean, I am having a health challenge myself, this health thing is keeping me from getting in the shop. So with all this time on my hands, I have been trying to learn how to write Lua gadgets.

I would enjoy getting to meet you. We can have a glass of iced tea, coffee, or Dr Pepper depending on your flavor. I always enjoy bragging on my projects, though I have to say, most of them lend up in the burn pile. My wife calls them failures but I been calling them combustible prototypes. ;)
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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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I'm working with a buddy of mine who is trying to start a nano-brewery so your post is very timely! Thanks for the download! I'm hoping to make different sizes available in the tasting room when it opens.
I am definitely 'stealing' the 'combustible prototype' label!
Here's to better health for all of you who are having issues! Glad to see you making use of your time in such a constructive way though...
May the good Lord continue to bless you and your family!

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mikeacg wrote:I'm working with a buddy of mine who is trying to start a nano-brewery so your post is very timely! Thanks for the download! I'm hoping to make different sizes available in the tasting room when it opens.
I am definitely 'stealing' the 'combustible prototype' label!
Here's to better health for all of you who are having issues! Glad to see you making use of your time in such a constructive way though...
May the good Lord continue to bless you and your family!

Great! I am happy to hear the gadget may get to be use. :)
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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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Hi all,

Here is a new version (2.4). I have added error trapping and Toolpaths.
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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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Interesting. When I try to launch it I get "attempt to call a nil value". I must have missed something.

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I am getting the same error message

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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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Jim has forgotten to remove a bit of debug code in the gadget. Hopefully he will post a revised version for you soon. If you know your way around you can remove or comment out the require("mobdebug").start() line to get it working.

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Let me fix it and I will re-post the Gadget
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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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I have Fixed:
1. Committed out the "require("mobdebug").start()"
2. Font size on the selected bit.

Let me know if you see anything.
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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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It is working correctly now Jim

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Here is a new feature that came up. ;)

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Re: Easy Bottle Carrier Maker

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Thank you, I will get working on :)
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jimandi5000 wrote:Thank you, I will get working on :)

Thanks!!! Everything else works that I tried. Even 16 bottles. haha

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