Half cylinder pocket

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Half cylinder pocket

Postby FixitMike » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:30 am

Several threads have asked how to make a half cylinder pocket, such as one to hold poker chips. It can be done with closely spaced fluting toolpaths, but, for me, that is not a very rigorous method. Well,l I figured out another way.

In the 3D clip art, there are Circular tabs. One can add one to the part, downward subtracted, with a zero plane, and size it to suit. And voila! there is your circular pocket.
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Re: Half cylinder pocket

Postby 4DThinker » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:14 am

Thanks for that tip! One thing I love about V-Carve and Aspire is that they always include more than one way to solve a challenge. I like the moulding toolpath for similar needs, as the fluting toolpath doesn't create a true circular arc.

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Re: Half cylinder pocket

Postby scottp55 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:17 am

Thank you very much for the tip Mike!!
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Re: Half cylinder pocket

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Great tip (especially for VCarve users), Mike!
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Re: Half cylinder pocket

Postby highpockets » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:19 pm

Nice tip Mike. Thanks for sharing....
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