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Don Bunce
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Sep 17th, 2014 at 4:07pm
 
This is cool....

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Reply #1 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 5:23pm
 
Interesting.  I bet it is pricy compared to a laser.
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Reply #2 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 8:53pm
 
$899 plus the cost of the monitor of your choice
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Reply #3 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 9:42pm
 
They were demonstrating this at SWAT.  It pretty cool, but I'm not sure about the return on investment.
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Reply #4 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 9:55pm
 
Cool
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Reply #5 - Sep 18th, 2014 at 7:21am
 
I talked to him for quite a while at SWAT this is the beginning of a lot of different capabilities that will increase your ROI.

Personally, I like the idea of a dust resistant CPU with internet capabilities in the shop. It would provide fantastic access to my video server youtube etc.
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Reply #6 - Sep 18th, 2014 at 9:00am
 
Nice in deed.  I'll stick with my laser.  I think there would be too much stuff in the work area and distractions from the task at hand.
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Reply #7 - Sep 18th, 2014 at 9:56am
 
I think it would be an amazing toy tool.  ROI is subjective.  I measure it based on fun as opposed to funds returned on my purchase.  In this case the buy in is way to steep for me regardless of the ROI.  But it would be fun to have.
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Reply #8 - Sep 18th, 2014 at 10:38am
 
The technology is very cool, but using something like this is not my idea of woodturning. It also appears that you would be watching the monitor as much as your actual turning. I guess I'm becoming  Roll Eyes an old fart, but for me, this is too much tech and not enough craftsmanship. JMHO
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Reply #9 - Sep 18th, 2014 at 11:49am
 
The next step would be moving into a fully automated hollowing CNC system.  That to me is moving away from craftsmanship.
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Reply #10 - Sep 18th, 2014 at 1:46pm
 
My first impression was that this is a mighty expensive substitute for a laser, but seeing what it will do for spindle work makes it look a lot more attractive.

If you have a need to turn multiple spindles, balls, chess pieces, etc, this would be a great way to do it.

Considering the price of a duplicator and a ball turning jig, it doesn't seem so bad after all.

That being said, no, I'm not going to buy one, but it would be fun to play with....
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Reply #11 - Sep 19th, 2014 at 7:14am
 
As a physician who does fiberoptic-aided procedures all the time, I see the draw to this technology. I just don't see the utility.

There is no way that, for me anyway, the assistance it give can justify the cost. Even for production turning, the ROI just won't be there.

If this was a technology that solved a problem that could not be accomplished without it... then maybe; but this is an incremental improvement. It needs to be very cost effective to be widely accepted.

Just my opinion.
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Reply #12 - Sep 19th, 2014 at 9:09am
 
I agree Jeff, and well said.
If you make hollow-forms, I suppose I can see the lure of this tool system but for spindle work I would go with a duplicator.
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Reply #13 - Sep 20th, 2014 at 11:35am
 
it`s a little too much technology and too little craftsmanship for me.Don`t get me wrong, I applaud the inventor for his work,  but the allure of turning has always been the steel to the wood in the hands of the turner .(There are some videos showing a turner back in the 1920`s  I believe and some on the Japanese style that show just this).It excites me to watch these but the Computer aided wall thickness/copier attachment leaves me a little cold.
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Reply #14 - Sep 20th, 2014 at 9:20pm
 
yep I agree with y'all.  Same thing was said about the telephone, horseless carriage, television, the internet, woodturning forums, fancy $7000 lathes etc. etc.  Grin
In regards to ROI, good grief if that was what policed my tool buying I would still be turning on my old Montgomery Wards lathe and my original turning tools.  I must say I will never recoup my investment in tools.  Somehow I just don't care.  I am too busy spending the money I glean from the government feed trough. Wink
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Reply #15 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 6:28pm
 
I love the technology of it. As a hobbyist, I don't really look at ROI. I just look at my bank account and I know that the price of this is not in it. It looks like a lot of fun, though.   Thumbs Up
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Reply #16 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 8:39pm
 
Trent Bosch has a very similar device by the way.
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Reply #17 - Dec 11th, 2014 at 9:40pm
 
Ouch, For $900 a guy could buy a new Grizzly G0462 lathe. As a rule of thumb i dont think a tool that costs more than a descent entry level lathe is very practical/cost effective and just does not make good sense as an investment.
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Reply #18 - Dec 13th, 2014 at 5:14pm
 
Last meeting for the Willamette Valley Woodturners (Thursday), one of the turners there put one together from Amazon and maybe Harbor Freight parts for about $30, and an old monitor he had laying around. Looks interesting, but too technical for me.

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