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Spiral Square with an arc

Postby JayBaxter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:39 am

I am looking to make 4" or 5" square bed posts that are 48" and 36" long. I would like to make them 4" or 5" spiral square with and arc from top to bottom. Is this even possible? If so what is the best way to proceed?
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby highpockets » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:23 am

Haven't done any work with rotary modeling because I don't have a 4th axis. Look on the Vectric website under Support->Tutorials->Aspire. There are several videos that look like they would help.
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby mezalick » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:26 am

I not sure I understand what you mean by the arc at the top and bottom..
Do you have a picture ??

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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby JayBaxter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:09 pm

no pic, would like post to arc lengthways maybe 2". So over the 48" the post would arc 2"
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:50 pm

JayBaxter wrote:no pic, would like post to arc lengthways maybe 2". So over the 48" the post would arc 2"


How about you draw a sketch and post a photo of that?
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby ger21 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:16 pm

Yeah, I don't understand what you're asking for either.
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby mezalick » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:28 pm

So,, Something like this ??
Done with V9 and the wrapped Job Gadget.

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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby highpockets » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:29 pm

Do you mean "taper" 2" over 48"?
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby JayBaxter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:36 pm

no taper, Michael's got it, but with only a 1/4 turn.
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby mezalick » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:38 pm

Or something with more twists ??
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby JayBaxter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:46 pm

just a 1/4 or 1/2 turn
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby mezalick » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:51 pm

I'll be back later today.
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby Leo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:13 pm

JayBaxter wrote:no taper, Michael's got it, but with only a 1/4 turn.


Cool - I like that

Sorry - don't have an answer on how to do it.
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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby mezalick » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:45 pm

Well, I'm back to report...
It's " possible" ( and I use the term loosely ) to create it in Aspire.
There's a lot of distortion with this type of shape.
I would mostly likely use a different program to create the shape and then bring it into Aspire for cutting..
The straight twist is much easier to make.

But as I said, it's " Possible "


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Re: Spiral Square with an arc

Postby JayBaxter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:00 pm

thank you Michael. I am going to play with some ideas for this bed and will get back to you.
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