tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

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tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby anyducks » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:54 pm

Been away for a while. I have been trying to cut a bowl with curved sides on the z axis.
Can I do this with the pocket to curve the sides on the z axis?
Do I need to use the tapper ?

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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:44 pm

Have you kept current with the most recent versions of the software? (What version are you using?)

Answers can vary depending what version of VCarve you are using.
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby anyducks » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:05 pm

vcarve pro 9.009
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Would using any of the 3D dome shapes included in your VCarve Pro 9 software clip art do what you want? You can distort/resize as you wish.

Or maybe you can use the Molding Toolpath feature or the Fluting gadget to achieve your tapered sides shape.
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby anyducks » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:05 pm

Tapering will work. It takes a lot lines.
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby PaulRowntree » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:09 pm

Can you post a sketch of the shape you are after? The approach to take might depend on the complexity.
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby anyducks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:06 pm

attached is a photo of the bowl. I want to make it a two sided job .
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:26 pm

I would try the Moulding Toolpath for that. One for each side.
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby anyducks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:15 pm

I have not tried the molding process. Thanks for the suggestion
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby Daner » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:40 am

Im very impressed that that bowl can be made with Vcarve pro.
I may try a one side tool path to make a Nut dish.
Very slick.
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Re: tappering the curved wall of a bowl on the z axis

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:56 am

Vectric Guru, Michael Mezalick showed an example (quite awhile ago) of making a bowl/dish using the Molding Toolpath feature. Here is the link...


viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26332&p=188945&hilit=molding#p188945
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