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Behold! My creation, this device is intended to help you make copies of small objects in wax, clay, or other soft materials. I came up with it out of my age old brain, lol, ancient wisdom (or the lack thereof) going zany again! So someone told me about the Router Duplicator which is a big huge version of this little plastic thing. He showed me some youtube video s of the things making guitar bodies and such. But the one shown below is for smaller stuff and soft materials. Anyway, behold!

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That's the third print almost ready to test for mechanical motion and stability. It's parameterized in OpenSCAD and I'll upload the DupliGator.scad file soon enough on YouMagine. This third one I optimized for a quick print and I think I made the tool and rod parts too spindly and small. Maybe a little bigger will work best. Also I have a lot of tweaking to do.

Les

Les get to it!

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Here it is in printed form. As expected the tool is a bit wobbly but it's functional and will probably work OK once I beef it up and reduce tolerances a bit.

Les

Les be friends!

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Could you explain a little bit how it works?

I mostly see a handlebar with 2 gears, and I don't see how this would help in making something in clay or a wax? .. Maybe this is my lack of ancient knowledge talking! ;)

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