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Rotary Table
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February 12, 2019, 03:46:19 PM
This is a rotary table that I designed with the intention of creating a new video tutorial series. It was fun to design and to produce the series. I hope that you find the design and render appealing. A bit of thanks goes to Henry Hubich for answering my forum question about 36:1 worm gears. That little bit of info gave me the confidence to move forward with this design.

Feel free to have a look at the introductory video on my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEl5jYLFz-I&t=7s

* February 12, 2019, 04:48:31 PM
As Usual.  Excellent modelling and rendering Don.


* February 12, 2019, 09:40:18 PM
Nice work. It looks like you did the gauges using two different methods. Bent extruded text for the small gauge and a wrapped image for the table gauge. It looks like fun.

John R.

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February 13, 2019, 01:35:52 AM
Looks pretty real to me.


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* February 13, 2019, 02:37:35 PM
Another beautiful job, Don.

Henry H


February 13, 2019, 04:57:11 PM
Thank Guys, for the nice comments.

John, The shaft dial gauging is 3D text and boxes radial copied, 3D intersected and 3D subtracted to create the cavities. The table gauging, as you noted, is a wrapped image. I did two methods to highlight the methods that a user had requested. I have used the bent extruded text before, just not on this model. I probably would have used it if there had been a third gauge where it could have been utilized.

March 15, 2019, 01:29:56 PM
Don, you are a machine! Again, excellent work!

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March 15, 2019, 02:46:52 PM
Don, you are a machine! Again, excellent work!

Thanks Steve. I just finished designing and developing a new device for a new series and I am just about to start recording the series. There is hint on my Instagram page if anyone is curious.