My new business venture

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JPG wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:50 pm Well I attempted to repeat(and document via scnhunt) the sequence, but it worked(twice). So maybe a glitch!

FWIW when I was in never ending loop, it did NOT show the pix to select panels from after the initial loop.(sometimes!)
“Glitch” is too-kind term for an intermittent bug. We’ll do our best to track it down!
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Elegant solution! This is really nice Dennis, endless possibilities. Any issues with routing the tracks?

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DLB wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 pm Elegant solution! This is really nice Dennis, endless possibilities. Any issues with routing the tracks?

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Not with production hardware. I initially tried going with a low-cost vendor for the router bits, but that didn’t work out so well. After partnering with Whiteside Mfg., milling the fixturing slots has become a non-problem. :)
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I have viewed your website and studied your current projects. I am very impressed with everything I have seen. Congratulations. I wish you only more of the best. I will watching for a go-live with your products.

One other thought. Have you considered marketing your 3d print service?
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BuckeyeDennis wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:09 pm
JPG wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:50 pm Well I attempted to repeat(and document via scnhunt) the sequence, but it worked(twice). So maybe a glitch!

FWIW when I was in never ending loop, it did NOT show the pix to select panels from after the initial loop.(sometimes!)
“Glitch” is too-kind term for an intermittent bug. We’ll do our best to track it down!
I hope it was not a cockpit problem! :o
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dusty wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:40 am I have viewed your website and studied your current projects. I am very impressed with everything I have seen. Congratulations. I wish you only more of the best. I will watching for a go-live with your products.

One other thought. Have you considered marketing your 3d print service?
Thank you very much, Dusty. It's been a long road, but the launch is in sight.

I have only a small, inexpensive 3D printer that I use for prototyping. So no, I haven't considered doing it commercially. But I'm curious why you ask. I believe that the only 3D-printed component shown on the ToolQuest website is the black cam clamp in the pic below.

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Very nice work Buckeye. I wish you all the best on this new adventure.
I sometimes dream at night about marrying my semiconductor fabrication background to woodworking tools...then drift off to sleep :)

Making this compatible with the existing hardware accessories will go a long way toward adoption.

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"I believe that the only 3D-printed component shown on the ToolQuest website is the black cam clamp in the pic below".

My mistake: I thought that the WoodAnchor Sliding Nuts were a 3dprinted production item of yours.
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bainin wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:12 am Very nice work Buckeye. I wish you all the best on this new adventure.
I sometimes dream at night about marrying my semiconductor fabrication background to woodworking tools...then drift off to sleep :)

Making this compatible with the existing hardware accessories will go a long way toward adoption.

b
Thanks, bainin. And yes, compatibility with standard fixturing accessories was the reason I went with 1/4"-20 hardware. (I can also do M6, and probably will at some point for overseas markets.) Smaller hardware would have been a lot easier to fit, but compatibility would have suffered.
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dusty wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:51 am "I believe that the only 3D-printed component shown on the ToolQuest website is the black cam clamp in the pic below".

My mistake: I thought that the WoodAnchor Sliding Nuts were a 3dprinted production item of yours.
Ah so. I did 3D-print some early prototypes, but they didn't even come close to meeting my strength targets for production units. The sliding nuts shown on the website are all injection-molded, from a rather expensive engineering-grade thermoplastic. The ones that aren't merely Fusion 360 renderings, that is.
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