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#1 Deafboy

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:28 PM

I saw this over at sculpture.net...
very cool milling of a torso out of a block of aluminum...[Thinking]


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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:44 PM

I saw this over at sculpture.net...
very cool milling of a torso out of a block of aluminum...[Thinking]



I love the roughed out LOOK, also.... great video, Dan....thanks for that. [Punk]
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:17 PM

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:31 PM

That is very cool. Thanks.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:15 PM

That's sweet!! [hysterical]

As a former CNC programmer, I love seeing that stuff!

Thanks Dan........

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 07:51 PM

Back when I was making machinery, this was neat technology. It was fast and accurate and could be done all day without a person in the room. This is transfering art to the programmer and away from the skilled metal worker. Would you want to buy an art piece that is numbered 22,471? It takes away the individual skills learned the hard way. I must admit that programming the shape of a living thing is an interesting exercise and an artform in it's own right. I am only questioning the probable mass production and loss of individuality.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:33 AM

I must admit that programming the shape of a living thing is an interesting exercise and an artform in it's own right. I am only questioning the probable mass production and loss of individuality.

That's not a problem Roland of keyboard and vinyl cuter fame has had a scanner that would put anything on its turn table in to bits and bites. Also they had a couple of CAM type machine that went for under $1,500 US10 years ago. They were called the Sitka brand line and were aimed at the hobbyists/ desk top machinists.
That mass production of so called art has been with us since the first piece of cheap zinc die cast was sold as an souvenir. Like Jumbo's arrival in the US.
They now have an amazing amount of equipment from putting rhinestones on fabric to impact printers for metal.
rhinestones,milling machines oh my!
The items, gates and other house hold ornaments that are made by people on this forum. Will continue to be sold as long as people have money. It may slow up, or they may scale back on the size or amount. But the need or should I say desire to have a hand made items. Better than,larger, or more expensive than your friends will be around well into the future.IMO I will now get of the soap box[hysterical][hysterical].
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