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  1. General Metalworking If this is the old-style pewter, it can be up to...

    If this is the old-style pewter, it can be up to half lead. Are you sure you want to mess with it? If it has lead in it, and you make something that people use with food or drink, it will poison...
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    Did replacing the motor fix your problem? People...

    Did replacing the motor fix your problem? People often blame their steppers, but they hardly ever go bad (unless you open them up to check them out). Or was this a gearmotor? Then all bets are off...
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    You could send the cane off for 3D scanning, and...

    You could send the cane off for 3D scanning, and then use a CNC machine to carve a replica that was pretty close.
  4. There was a fellow named Alexander Weygers, who...

    There was a fellow named Alexander Weygers, who was in Indonesia and got the bug to do some carving. He didn't like what was available there, but didn't have the money to import tools from Europe. So...
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    General Metalworking If you don't have a CNC machine, the best way to...

    If you don't have a CNC machine, the best way to do this is with a jeweler's saw. You'll just make a mess with your Dremel tool. It's like a coping saw, but with finer blades. Get it from a jeweler's...
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    You might also take a look at DeskProto. Although...

    You might also take a look at DeskProto. Although it's mostly oriented towards 3d carving, it can import 2d vector files and apply them to a 3d surface. It also supports rotary toolpaths, which most...
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    Hi Bob; I'm in Oakland, which is not that...

    Hi Bob;

    I'm in Oakland, which is not that close, but I'd be happy to talk with you about running Mach3 on your router. I've got a few machines that use it, so I'm pretty familiar with how it...
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