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ignatz
07-19-2004, 01:48 PM
Does the stylist diameter have to be taken into consideration when making a templet for a tracer lathe?

DR
07-19-2004, 02:13 PM
Yes, the shape of the stylus contact area with the pattern should match the tool nose.

On my tracer the stylus is round with a vee shape milled on it for contact. __V__ Bad graphic there, but point of the vee shape rides on the pattern. Radius the vee's tip as needed to match cutter.

ignatz
07-19-2004, 04:08 PM
Thank you, that answers my question perfectly!! I appreciate the quick response.


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Yes, the shape of the stylus contact area with the pattern should match the tool nose.

On my tracer the stylus is round with a vee shape milled on it for contact. __V__ Bad graphic there, but point of the vee shape rides on the pattern. Radius the vee's tip as needed to match cutter.

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