Teardrop #4 CNC Files

This includes traditional teardrop shapes and styles

Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:36 pm

This cabin is about 125" long but fits on a 10' chasis.

Image

I've developed the CNC files for the internal skeleton, the roof blocking, external skin, and hatch ends. All of the parts are made so they can be cut from 4' x 8' plywood. Both the DXF and SVG formats are available at my webpage at https://www.tonylatham.net/teardrop-cnc-files.html

Image

The DXF files and cutting instructions are attached. Since we're limited to three attachemts, and there are ten files, I'll continue with additional posts.

And for the record: All files are for personal use only. No resale. Copyright © September 2020 Tony H. Latham :thumbdown: (I don't want these showing up on Etsy for $12.)

Tony
Attachments
Skeleton Rear DXF.dxf
(10.31 KiB) Downloaded 54 times
Skeleton Front DXF.dxf
(6.9 KiB) Downloaded 60 times
CNC Teardrop.pdf
Cutting Instructions
(93.28 KiB) Downloaded 55 times
Last edited by tony.latham on Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
tony.latham
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 4742
Images: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Location: Middle of Idaho on the edge of nowhere

Re: Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:39 pm

Continuing along...

Image

Tony
Attachments
Hatch End DXF.dxf
(6.66 KiB) Downloaded 58 times
Ext Skin Rear DXF.dxf
(5.58 KiB) Downloaded 56 times
Ext Skin Front DXF.dxf
(7.79 KiB) Downloaded 71 times
User avatar
tony.latham
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 4742
Images: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Location: Middle of Idaho on the edge of nowhere

Re: Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:43 pm

Image

I sure wish I had a CNC when I built her.



Image

Holler if you have any questons. :thumbsup:

Tony
Attachments
roof blockng 3 DXF.dxf
(4.44 KiB) Downloaded 59 times
Roof Blockng 2 DXF.dxf
(4.87 KiB) Downloaded 60 times
Roof Blocking 1 DXF.dxf
(4.88 KiB) Downloaded 54 times
User avatar
tony.latham
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 4742
Images: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Location: Middle of Idaho on the edge of nowhere
Top

Re: Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:48 pm

I almost forgot the galley lip.

Image

Image

Happy camping, happy building, :beer:

Tony
Attachments
Galley Lip DXF.dxf
(6.06 KiB) Downloaded 53 times
User avatar
tony.latham
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 4742
Images: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Location: Middle of Idaho on the edge of nowhere
Top

Re: Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby aggie79 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:23 am

Tony,

That is very nice of you to post the CNC files. :applause: Maybe you could share a little more info on your CNC machine.

Thank you,
Tom
Tom (& Linda)
For more on our Silver Beatle teardrop:
Build Thread

93503
User avatar
aggie79
Super Duper Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 5284
Images: 681
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:42 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Top

Re: Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby tony.latham » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:56 am

Maybe you could share a little more info on your CNC machine.


Tom

It's called a Lowrider. It's all open-source through https://www.v1engineering.com/. There are two models, the Lowrider which is what I built and the Primo design which is for smaller footprints. I went with the Lowrider since I wanted a full-sheet capable machine.

I had a 4' x 8' bench in the shop so replacing it with this 56" x 111" platform wasn't a big deal. I also use the Lowrider as my assembly bench.



(That video is sped up.)

All of the parts are printed on a 3d printer which takes about a week. You can buy the parts from V1 but I find having a $200 3D printer awful handy.

The firmware is on Github and the part files are on Thingiverse. You can piecemeal the electronics and hardware here and there but I ended up purchasing from V1 since it wasn't going to save much money by scrounging.

Here's a puzzle cube I made that shows what it will do.

Image

That little thing is a serious mind-bender to put back together since there is an inside and outside for each piece.

I wanted to learn how to mill aluminum so I had it cut this router-base plate from 1/4" flat bar.

Image

Here's a sign I made for the local Trout Unlimited chapter:

Image

That was carved in with a V-shaped bit, sprayed black and then run through a planer.

It's handy.

Everything CNC is a learning curve. CAD and CAM and everthing inbetween. I do my 2D –-the CAD-- design using Sketchup and the Gcode --the CAM-- (which tells the machine how deep to cut and a bunch of other stuff) using Estlcam which is fairly easy to learn through Youtube U.

Holler if you want my bench plans.

Tony
User avatar
tony.latham
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 4742
Images: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Location: Middle of Idaho on the edge of nowhere
Top

Re: Teardrop #4 CNC Files

Postby aggie79 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:06 pm

Thank you Tony!

I'm retiring at the end of the year. One of the projects is garage reorganization. Ultimately, I would like to have room for an build a CNC router. I'll check out the info you posted.

Take care,
Tom
Tom (& Linda)
For more on our Silver Beatle teardrop:
Build Thread

93503
User avatar
aggie79
Super Duper Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 5284
Images: 681
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:42 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Top


Return to Traditional Designs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest