Stirling South is a neat site for the CNC hobbyist.  There’s a group of three working together on a variety of projects including a whole lineup of Stirling engines, puzzles, and some really nifty CNC arts and crafts. They have “pro” quality CNC machines from Haas and others, so its almost a bit beyond hobby status, but its fun to see what they accomplish. How about these EDM wire cut reindeer, for example:

The reindeer plans…

Finished Reindeer…

The reindeer were inspired by a woodworking project where one cuts them out in one axis on a scroll saw, then rotates and cuts the other axis. In this case, they used a wire EDM. Cool, eh?

 

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