Flag Union (Stars)

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Flag Union (Stars)

Postby pd417 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:03 pm

Does anyone have a 50 star union for a US flag?
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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby Stephen50 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:35 pm

Website might be useful www.usflag.org/images/specflag.gif. The site will provide you with the formula not only the union but also, the stripes. Hope this helps.
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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby pd417 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:07 pm

Thanks for the info. Does help in creating a union, but I was looking for
a .dxf (or similar) file of a complete union that I can import into VCarve.
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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby garylmast » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:40 pm

It is easy enough to draw. I used Aspire. But here's a DXF file.
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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby pd417 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:33 pm

This is just what I was looking for. Thank you.

Now, if you don't mind another question.
When I imported and ran the file, the stars came out raised, I need them to be
engraved. I tried Profile, V-Carve, Pocket and Inlay and all produced raised stars.
I know I'm missing something, somewhere, but can't figure out where.

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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby adze_cnc » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:53 pm

pd417 wrote:I tried Profile, V-Carve, Pocket and Inlay and all produced raised stars.


Only select the stars for the v-carve path?

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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby garylmast » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 pm

Now, if you don't mind another question.
When I imported and ran the file, the stars came out raised, I need them to be
engraved. I tried Profile, V-Carve, Pocket and Inlay and all produced raised stars.
I know I'm missing something, somewhere, but can't figure out where.


Instead of using the V-carve/Engraving toolpath, use the 2D Profile Toolpath and Select "ON'. That way it will cut 'on' the vector instead of engraving between the vectors.

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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby FixitMike » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:19 am

I suspect you selected the stars and a border around the stars for your toolpath. This will result in raised stars. Do not select the border for your toolpath.
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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby tankerzuke » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:35 am

If you want to do an American flag inlay would you still do a vcarve on the line with the stars?
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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby lsvien » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:39 am

A little different design on the flag. Every other stripe is v-carved along with the stars. Useful if you want to paint them.



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Re: Flag Union (Stars)

Postby pd417 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:00 am

Thank you all for the help, much appreciated.
Combining everyone's advice, I was finally able to create engraved stars.
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