Hi all -
I'm looking for a better way to create/import barrel hinges in a variety of boxes. Hobby woodworker here (software engineer by day), working with VCarve Pro (9.518) for 6 months now. CNC is Next Wave Automation's little Piranha Fx.
I'm using Soss 1/2" hinges, which use a 0.415" diameter hole, 0.48" deep, offset from the edge of the box 0.072" for clearance when opening. I use a pair of concentric circles, one for the hole itself, one for the offset to the edge of the box (I use a circle for the offset since about 1/2 the boxes are non-square) to lay it out each time. I use a pocket toolpath with a 1/4" end mill, clearing the pocket with offset and climb settings.
It's not a big deal to set those up for each box, but I would like to know if there's a simpler way to template this so the circles can be grouped/aligned and a toolpath would be already in place with a drag and drop or keystroke or three. I typically copy/paste from a previous project, but have a feeling there's a better way for repetitive things like this that I haven't discovered, yet. I've watched all the VCarve videos, but I may have missed something I wasn't ready to understand along the way.