More of Greg’s Reels

Greg is an Ohio based bamboo rod maker. In November 2014 I posted pictures of two reels that he made from my plan set (eclecticangler.com).

Greg is now seriously into reel production, using CNC to assist on the more complicated parts.

He has a CNC converted Precision Matthews mill and uses Fusion 360 to make the solid models from which G code can be generated.

One of the reels in these pictures has an aluminum frame; it is meant to go with a lightweight graphite rod.

Note to myself: The deburring wheels that Greg likes are “3M Scotch-Brite EXL”.

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6 Responses to More of Greg’s Reels

  1. richwest71@gmail.com says:

    on your last post I ask where can I find the guy who made the cnc g code for the parts and would he be willing too share them?

  2. richard westerfield says:

    thanks a lot dave

  3. Keenan says:

    After seeing this, can I safely assume that running through some modeling with your plans in Fusion 360 isn’t an issue? I hadn’t done it yet due to the way Autodesk has a mostly-cloud-based storage method for Fusion 360 and I didn’t want to have any potential intellectual property violations with your reels.

    If you haven’t given Fusion 360 a try yet, I highly recommend it. The price is free for hobbyists and low volume businesses, it has a ton of features, gobs of tutorials, and a similar work flow to SolidWorks. My educational license ran out on SolidWorks, so I have been getting familiarized with this a solid alternative.

  4. dave49 says:

    Keenan,
    Charge ahead. No issues with IP. If you wanted to sell a CAD drawing set, it would be OK as long as you acknowledged me as the original designer.
    All that I have heard of Fusion 360 is quite positive. And it is free for hobbyists! The issue that I have been avoiding is learning to do 3D modelling. That is why I chose Cut2D for engraving design. It is a step above Microsoft “Paint”, but not a large step.
    Dave

    • Keenan says:

      No need to avoid any 3D modeling. The parametric modeling feature allows you to plan things out in a 2D sketch and then perform a single step to create a 3D object. Then, it’s single steps to make chamfers, fillets, new 2D sketches, and all sorts of others fun stuff.

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