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Clone 4D multi-axis router mill duplicator


IN ACTION

 

Copy Carving.

The Clone 4D is capable of duplicating many items. Below are just a few examples to demonstrate this unique machines versatility.

Clone 4D - Guitar Body Duplicating.

0:08 Joists and a 18mm MDF top are fitted to create a solid work top. You can also see that having the main guide rails mounted on the side, and underneath the mounting board, enables obstruction free operation.

The depth stop has been set to ensure that the router cutter doesn't cut into the work surface. You'll also notice that the main router assembly rail stops have been set, which makes it impossible to accidentally pull the router too far towards you and cut into the master.

0:12 - 0:13 Blank and master are securely fixed to the work top.

0:14 - 4:24 Carving the top of the body begins. When roughing out, or if deep cuts are made, the router will kick back, to avoid this the main horizontal rail lock is applied.

0:25 Also, cutting in small passes and locking the main assembly on every cut makes sure that no area is missed.

4:25 A 10mm straight cutter and matching stylus is fitted, ready for carving the cut outs for the electronics and neck.

4:50 Carving cut outs. You'll see the advantage of the 'True Vertical Plunge Action' which enable all of the cut outs to be perfectly parallel.

6:55 Carving the top of the body is complete.

7:01 The master and blank have been turned over ready for carving the back of the guitar.

8:28 Carving is complete.

 


Clone 4D - Gun Stock Duplicating.


The first 1:40 show the Clone 4D being set up for gun stock carving.

The optional rotating clamps are fitted and correctly aligned, so that the rotating clamps, router cutter, and stylus tip centres are all lined up together.

1:41 - 10:40 The blank is being roughed out using a 3/4" cutter and a +2mm oversized stylus tip.

6:33 You'll see the major advantages of having an adjustable rotating router head. This enables the Clone 4D to carve areas that would be impossible with a standard single pivot 'seesaw ' duplicator.

10:40 A 5/8" cutter is fitted along with a matching stylus tip. With the 5/8" cutter fitted only the end of the cutter is used, this enables greater control over accuracy. The height of the stylus tip can be adjusted to enable the cutter to take off as much or as little material as required, thus determining the final dimensions of the blank.

14:30 The 5/8" cutter is replaced with a 1/2" - long reach straight cutter, in order to carve the channels and cut outs. This part shows the advantages of the 'True Vertical Plunge Action'.

16:05 Carving is complete.

 


Clone 4D - Propeller Duplicating.


This video demonstrates the carving of a paramotor propeller by duplicating just one half of a damaged prop.

The hub of the master and blank are bolted to the work top at exactly the same centres as the router cutter and stylus tip.

0:07 - 0:13 The prop master and blank are screwed down at both ends, and the hub bolts are removed so the hub can be machined.

0:15 - 0:40 The hub is machined.

0:40 - 0:52 Both hubs bolts are re fitted.

0:52 - 3:30 The top of the first blade is carved.

3:36 - 4:14 The blank is removed and rotated 180 degrees. The centre line drawn on the blank is lined up with the centre line on the work top and the blank is fixed in place.

4:15 - 5:45 The second blade is carved.

5:55 - 6:21 The blank and master are turned over, lined up with the reference lines on the work top, and firmly fixed in place.

6:22 - 7:33 The back face of the second blade is carved.

7:34 - 7:49 The blank is rotated 180 degrees.

7:50 - 9:05 The back face of the first blade is carved. At 8:21 the main router assembly rail lock is applied with every pass, ensuring that all areas have been cut.

9:06 Carving is complete.



 

Drilling

The videos below show the Clone 4D fitted with the supplied drill clamp, enabling accurate drilling from 90 to 180 degrees.

Clone 4D - Vertical Drilling.
Demo Video.


Using the depth stop, rails stops, and rail clamps, this video demonstrates the basic principles of accurately drilling a series of perfectly vertical blind holes in two parallel straight lines.

0:08 The Clone 4D has been fitted with the 43mm drill clamp. The main assembly and horizontal rail stops have been set so the holes start and finish the same distance from all four edges of the sample being drilled.

0:13 The depth stop has been set for drilling blind holes.

0:37 The main horizontal rail lock is applied to prevent the drill from moving.

0:51 The main rail lock is applied when the main upright leg has touched the stop.

1:01 The main router assembly rail lock is released and the main assembly is pushed up to the stops ready for drilling the next row of holes. The lock is then re applied.

1:19 Drilling is complete.



Clone 4D - Angled Drilling.
Demo Video.


This video demonstrates the basics of accurately drilling at an angle. The drill head can be set at 15 degree increments from vertical to horizontal. This video shows drilling at 30 and 45 degrees.

0:05 The Clone 4D has been fitted with the 43mm drill clamp. The router head is rotated to the 30 degree position and locked in place.

0:19 Accurately drilling a 30 degree through hole.

0:31 The router head is rotated to the 45 degree position and locked in place.

0:33 Accurately drilling a 45 degree through hole.

0:42 Drilling is complete.

 




Routing

The videos below demonstrates the versatility of the Clone 4D when used for general routing and joinery work.

Clone 4D - General Routing.
Demo Video.


Using the depth stop, rotating router head, rail locks and rail stops, this video demonstrates the routing capabilities of the Clone 4D.

0:07 Fine adjustment to the depth stop is made for precise cutting.

0:16 Accurate thicknessing of the work piece.

1:01 The router head is rotated 30 degrees to bevel the back edge of the work piece.

1:27 The router head is rotated 60 degrees to bevel the front edge of the work piece.

1:55 A channel is cut to a precise depth in the centre of the work piece.

2:12 Using a radius cutter, a radius is cut free-hand on the work piece.

2:40 A decorative inlay is cut equal distances from the edge of the work piece.



Clone 4D - Joinery.
Demo Video.


Using the depth stop, rotating router head, rail locks and rail stops, this video demonstrates the cutting of a tenon and an open mortise.

0:04 Fine adjustment to the depth stop is made for precise cutting of the tenon.

0:13 Depth stop is locked in place.

0:16 The length of the tenon is set by adjusting the stops on the router assembly.

0:33 Cutting the top face of the tenon begins.

1:11 The work piece is rotated 180 degrees and the 2nd face of the tenon is cut.

1:51 Cutting of the tenon is complete.

1:56 The router head is set to the horizontal position in order to cut the open mortise.

2:04 Depth of the cut is set using the main rail lock and stops.

2:15 Cutting the open mortise begins.

3:08 Cutting of the open mortise is complete.


 

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