I have recently finished a duplicator with plans from
I did use different components for the machine then what the
plans recommended. I`m very happy with the results. The rest
of this message was posted to rec.music.makers.builders. One
person did mention that the hinged box design was a little loose.
That part of the machine is where I used lineal motion bearings.
"I`ve finish two machines that I`ll use for my amateur violinmaking.
The largest project was a duplicator. The machine was built using
plans on the net. I modified the design with lineal motion bearings
I had available. The end result seems to work as intended. The
machine was finished with pigmented conversion varnish to minimize
the affects of humidity.
The second machine is a purfling groove cutter. It is made with Corian,
and a lineal motion slide assembly. The device has a dovetailed and tapered
pusher on the side to allow for the necessary movement up and down.
As usual with these home spun devices its always a surprise when they
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