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Paul Hamler came by and showed me these plans for a reindeer. 

deer.gif (6142 bytes) "Copy the side profile on a block of wood and cut it out with a jig saw" he said. "Then rotate the piece of wood 90 degrees and copy the front profile and cut it out."

"Wood? Jig saw? What's he talking about?"  I thought to myself.  "This is a machine shop."  

I scanned the drawing and imported it into AutoCad. Then I created a spline to match the profile and sent it into MasterCam to create the tool path for my Wire EDM to follow.  Out came an aluminum Reindeer!

"Wood? Jig saw? What's he talking about?"

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