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Old 11-20-2010, 11:03 PM
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Hello everyone:
I am a retired tool & Die maker, now I make wooden toys. The toys are mostly my design. They are usually patterned after real vehicles. I work from pictures and drawings. I donate the toys to Toys For Tot`s and the local womens shelter.
I do not have a CNC yet but I am talking and emailing Joey. I have checked out several CNC`s and for my purpose The Stinger looks like it may be the best. I enjoy maching and woodwork to me is just more machining, just diferent machines and material.
I will post when I order my CNC.
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Burt
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:15 AM
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Hi Burt,
Welcome to CAMheads, look around if you have any question feel free to ask.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:50 AM
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Hello Burt, itís great to have you on the forum. Iím also retired but Iím way busier now then I was when I was working. I bought a CAMaster MC4848 at the beginning of the year. Itís hard sometime to spend as much time as you want in the shop but itís sure a lot of fun. Joey and the guys at CAMaster are really great to work with and the Stinger really looks like a super machine. Iím sure I would have bought one if it would have been available when I made my decision but I have a fantastic machine anyway. If you havenít checked out Aspire you should its wonderful software that lets you design what you want to. I think making toys would be fun to do and the designs would be easy to cut. What a great way to spend time in retirement helping kids, I would love to see some of your work and find out more about ďToys for TotísĒ.

Good luck with your decision and remember the people on the forum are always eager to help.

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:15 AM
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welcome aboard burt!!

here is a quick story about a toymaker friend of mine


http://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=636
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:51 PM
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look no further you are in the right place. Welcome to the forum also.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:00 PM
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Howdy from Ohio!
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:40 PM
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Welcome again Burt, did you decide which machine your going to buy .

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:56 PM
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I ordered A CAMaster Stinger With indexing lathe, Mach 3 and Aspire. I should receive it after mid January.
Burt

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Old 11-26-2010, 05:28 AM
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man are you gonna enjoy this!!
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:01 PM
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Ok Burt said after he made his deposit I could post some of the work he has shared with me. Better put your bibs on cause this will bring out that child in you that wants to sit in the floor and play with your kids toys. If you say you dont, then you have a problem fibbing to yourself and thats worse than wanting to play with toys.

Thanks for the pics Burt and look forward to pics of some you built with the Stinger.
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