Spiral Medallion for turned box

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Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Jim Krager » Sat May 03, 2014 9:53 pm

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I like to use my CNC to make decorative add on for my woodturning projects, attached is an example of a spiral medallion I inerted into the top of a ring box.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby mtylerfl » Sat May 03, 2014 10:58 pm

Great work, Jim! The box is beautiful.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby mikeacg » Wed May 14, 2014 12:33 pm

Great job! Love the idea of combining processes...

Don't know how I miss seeing this one but you made the Vectric monthly newsletter! Congrats!

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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Jim Krager » Wed May 14, 2014 6:21 pm

Thank you Vectric.com and Mike.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby subsea » Thu May 15, 2014 1:11 am

Cool, I really like it. But me too - how did I miss this?
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby TReischl » Thu May 15, 2014 8:42 pm

Very, very nice work!

And like everyone else. . .how did this slip by?
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Samson » Thu May 15, 2014 8:56 pm

That's nice. You did this using VCP? How did you get the height dimension? It seems like this would require 3d software or am I missing a very useful tool in VCP?
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby JMD » Thu May 15, 2014 9:36 pm

Samson wrote:That's nice. You did this using VCP? How did you get the height dimension? It seems like this would require 3d software or am I missing a very useful tool in VCP?

Not sure how Jim did it, but I did something like this using a fluting tool path and a "V" cutter. Control the height with the depth of cut.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Jim Krager » Sun May 25, 2014 7:49 pm

I used the fluting tool and set the height by the depth of the cut with my V bit.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Samson » Mon May 26, 2014 3:44 am

Jim Krager wrote:I used the fluting tool and set the height by the depth of the cut with my V bit.



Jim,

I have tried several different settings and mine wants to cut from the outside to the inside. So mine is concave in the center instead of convex at the center like yours. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby PaulRowntree » Mon May 26, 2014 4:16 am

Samson wrote:I have tried several different settings and mine wants to cut from the outside to the inside. So mine is concave in the center instead of convex at the center like yours. What am I doing wrong?


Is the start of the vectors at the centre? If not, choose each vector with the node edit tool, pick the node nearest the centre, right click then make it the start node.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Samson » Mon May 26, 2014 5:14 pm

PaulRowntree wrote:
Is the start of the vectors at the centre? If not, choose each vector with the node edit tool, pick the node nearest the centre, right click then make it the start node.



Thanks for the tip Paul, but that didn't change the result. It is still cutting deeper in the center. I will keep trying.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Jim Krager » Tue May 27, 2014 7:38 am

Samson what Paul said should work for you, but you need to remember to recalculate the tool paths to make the change happen.
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Re: Spiral Medallion for turned box

Postby Samson » Tue May 27, 2014 9:41 pm

Jim Krager wrote:Samson what Paul said should work for you, but you need to remember to recalculate the tool paths to make the change happen.



Thanks Jim. I believe I have it figured out. You can see my first attempt HERE

I've made several more designs to just test it out and see what can be done. That is a very cool feature!

Do you have any other tricks to share? :D
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