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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    This thing is so good, but I had never heard of it, before.

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    He mentioned boatbuilders in this clip but made a 2D shape. It was impressive how it worked, but I'd like to see how 3D objects can be plotted with this method, if at all.
    How to 3D this concept?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    He mentioned boatbuilders in this clip but made a 2D shape. It was impressive how it worked, but I'd like to see how 3D objects can be plotted with this method, if at all.
    How to 3D this concept?
    I reckon you would have to make all sides this way and build the model then measure and or use a sliding bevel to get the 3D angles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    This thing is so good, but I had never heard of it, before.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2LY857oTY
    Looks great for straight lines, thinking it will not be great if you got some curves in your shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickhead View Post
    Looks great for straight lines, thinking it will not be great if you got some curves in your shape
    That's where you just get as many datums as you think would be required along the curved edges

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    i did try it, it works well. was pretty impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    He mentioned boatbuilders in this clip but made a 2D shape. It was impressive how it worked, but I'd like to see how 3D objects can be plotted with this method, if at all.
    How to 3D this concept?
    I was thinking about this, and came up with a solution for 3D. If you could get an old transistor radio extendable antenna, you could mount it on the tick stick. When you make the base outline, swivel and extend the antenna to the 3D point. Measure the angle and length and write it in that traced outline. Simples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    I was thinking about this, and came up with a solution for 3D. If you could get an old transistor radio extendable antenna, you could mount it on the tick stick. When you make the base outline, swivel and extend the antenna to the 3D point. Measure the angle and length and write it in that traced outline. Simples.
    I get that, I really do. But how do you then cut it from virgin material? You can't just get around with vertival cuts, it will be all wrong. It needs to be cut at respective angles through the material. I can get no further than that though. Plenty of better brains around than mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    That's where you just get as many datums as you think would be required along the curved edges

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    Try that at home and let me know how it goes I would not have te patience 🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickhead View Post
    Try that at home and let me know how it goes I would not have te patience 🤪
    It would be pretty easy mate. Using the tick stick and just ploy the curve . Yes you would have to join the dots but with 6 or 8 plots you'd be done. Infact use the full tick stick for the important corners and just the head only along the curve line. This would make very light work of it.
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