Would someone be willing to help or set me in the right direction . I have this 7"by 7" square post that I'm trying to put a edge shape on. The shape needs to be at 45 deg. to the face. See attached Aspire 9.5 file. thank you
woodstripboats wrote:Would someone be willing to help or set me in the right direction . I have this 7"by 7" square post that I'm trying to put a edge shape on. The shape needs to be at 45 deg. to the face. See attached Aspire 9.5 file. thank you
Just use a 90° Bit assigned to either Pockets or Offset vectors drawn where you want the chamfers. Several of the Free Projects use this technique. (Take a look at the Pineapple project for just one example).
TReischl there are a lot of these to carve so my trusty chisel is not a realistic option. I have considered fixturing the pieces at 90 deg. but that would be a last resort. I do have a 12" Z axis however.
MTylerfl I have tried that method but as you can see in the attached photo it doesn't seem to work. The 90 deg vbit tapers the chamfer on the ends. The face side of chamfer needs to be 1.625" at a 45deg to the two faces. Is there another way? Am I missing something obvious?
thanks for your help and input, very much appreciated.
Getting the 1.625 across the chamfer is exactly one of the issues. I have tried a Vbit ; To get the shapes I have also tried a single line sweep as well as a double line sweep. Thought that if I could get the shapes then could just machine it with a ball nose. Thanks for looking at this.
OK After a large cup of coffee I think that this will work. Thanks to everyone who took the time to look at this and offer suggestions . Much appreciated! Never underestimate the power of the two rail sweep! Charlie