copy carver - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 03-31-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: kent, uk
Posts: 6
View midge29's Photo Album My Photos
copy carver

hia all. i,m a newbie on here and from the uk. i am very much into making gun stocks for people and was thinking of making myself a copy carving machine so i can make copys of the stocks i carve, the machines are not widely available in the uk so have been doing a bit of research on making one.have looked at the radcarve, gemini machines for ideas. i have looked at the linear bearings and solid bar which will do the axis,s and know how i would like the top where the machining bit is but am not sure which motor ta buy, like a stepper motor , will mainly be routing walnut and maple . if anyone has had experience at making one and can give me any help with design features or what motor would be good for this will be much appreciated, will add a couple a pics of my stocks . atb nigel
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	midge phone 006.jpg
Views:	686
Size:	118.4 KB
ID:	14276  

Click image for larger version

Name:	midge phone 039.jpg
Views:	426
Size:	114.9 KB
ID:	14277  

Click image for larger version

Name:	midge phone 035.jpg
Views:	725
Size:	118.0 KB
ID:	14278  

Attached Images
 
midge29 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 03-31-2010, 05:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 867
View Colt W. Knight's Photo Album My Photos
That is some wicked carving skills you have there.
Colt W. Knight is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 03-31-2010, 05:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 867
View Colt W. Knight's Photo Album My Photos
Are those air rifles?
Colt W. Knight is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 03-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Senior Sawdust Producer
 
Leo G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Posts: 3,810
View Leo G's Photo Album My Photos
Made one of them myself. More for making rosettes on my end though. I have done a bunch of stuff with it. Can be modified pretty easy to make bigger or taller.


Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off then it is to cut MORON.
Finishing is 3 parts chemistry and 1 part VooDoo http://lrgwood.com
Leo G is online now  
post #5 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: kent, uk
Posts: 6
View midge29's Photo Album My Photos
yes they are air rifle stocks, there is a big demand here for custom stocks as there are not many people that make them, leo g. that is the sought of machine i am looking at building but want it so the router pivots with the stylus so undercutting can be acheived, that looks well built with the linear bearings, any chance you could put up afew more pics of that machine for me, and also what size motor you running on that and would that be ok for hard wood like walnut and maple, many thanks nigel
midge29 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sugar Hill, Ga
Posts: 2
View bluethundra's Photo Album My Photos
Im a new guy here and I am really big into air rifles as well as woodworking one of the forums I go to all the time there are a few stock makers on there and here is a picture of one of there setups.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	001-93.jpg
Views:	25223
Size:	93.4 KB
ID:	14286  

bluethundra is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: kent, uk
Posts: 6
View midge29's Photo Album My Photos
bluethundra, that is just the thing i,m after , i too visit several airgun forums but not many stock makers who use these machines, could you point me in the direction of the forum you go on ,, can you pm me the name of it, would be much appreciated, will post some pics of some of my stocks in the project showcase . atb nigel .
midge29 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 867
View Colt W. Knight's Photo Album My Photos
That's a bad ass stock replicator, do you have a link for construction?
Colt W. Knight is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 04:49 PM
SS user
 
Gene Howe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Snowflake, AZ
Posts: 2,689
View Gene Howe's Photo Album My Photos
Here are some plans to build your own. Very good instructions and lots of tips on it's use for small and large carvings. Complete parts list. I'm about to start building one. I'll have less than $100.00 US in it.
Cost of downloadable plans is $20.00.
http://copycarver.com/

Gene
Gene Howe is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 04:53 PM
Senior Sawdust Producer
 
Leo G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Posts: 3,810
View Leo G's Photo Album My Photos
Pretty much the same thing as mine but upsized. Like I said it is pretty easy to change the sizing on it. Can't get you more pics. It is buried and the router has been taken out of it. I haven't used it in a year. The router was a 2 1/4HP Bosch.

Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off then it is to cut MORON.
Finishing is 3 parts chemistry and 1 part VooDoo http://lrgwood.com
Leo G is online now  
post #11 of 12 Old 04-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sugar Hill, Ga
Posts: 2
View bluethundra's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colt W. Knight View Post
That's a bad ass stock replicator, do you have a link for construction?
I don't have any plans or even really know much about it. It belongs to a guy on an air gun forum I go to.
bluethundra is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 04-02-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: kent, uk
Posts: 6
View midge29's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluethundra View Post
I don't have any plans or even really know much about it. It belongs to a guy on an air gun forum I go to.
thanks, looked at the link, good site , lots of ideas ta study over.
midge29 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Copy Lathe Art Lackey Woodturning 11 12-13-2010 10:50 AM
Master Wood Carver Video woodnthings Woodworking Videos 0 02-17-2010 03:48 AM
Copy lathe Art Lackey Power Tools & Machinery 0 02-27-2009 10:22 PM
lamp copy john lucas Woodturning 1 11-05-2007 12:02 AM
wood worker - carver NUTMEG CARVER Introductions 5 02-04-2007 11:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome