V Carving on a round handle

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V Carving on a round handle

Postby olf20 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:33 am

Any one have a tip on how to engrave a name on
a round handle. The diameter is 3/8" and the customer
wants their name on it.
It works but the larger letters (Caps) start losing depth.
I have adjusted the start depth a little which improves it.
Thanks for any help!
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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby dhellew2 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:18 am

In the tool path check the box to 'project toolpath onto 3d model'
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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby 4DThinker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:00 am

You will have to create a model of the handle to use the suggested "map to 3D model" feature.
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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby olf20 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:23 pm

Thanks guys. I will dig in to and learn yet another feature
of this wonderful software.
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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby highpockets » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:08 pm

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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby IslaWW » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:10 pm

To do this in the best way possible you would want to use a rotary axis with a 3D model of the handle in a rotary setup job and then "Apply Toolpath to 3D Model" as an option on a vcarve toolpath.
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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby 4DThinker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:47 pm

You don't need the "Apply to 3D model" step if you are using the wrapping strategy with a rotary axis. You don't even need a 3D model if the handle is a simple cylinder shape. The rotation will take care of cutting the letters evenly around the shape.
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Re: V Carving on a round handle

Postby IslaWW » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:14 pm

4d is correct. I had a brain fart thinking the handle was tapered
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