FixitMike wrote:You cannot use the free trial of Aspire to make a toolpath that you can use on your machine. However, in VCarve, you can draw closely spaced lines and then use the fluting toolpath to make the scoop. It will be a challenge if the scoop is to be sloped front to back.
Here's an example of how it might be done. Note that the vectors go 1" past the center so the center ridge ends up below the material surface. Also note that the surface is cut with an end mill, not a ball end. an end mill produces a smoother surface.
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Hello FixitMIke, I recreated the carved seat in VCarve Pro by looking at your file. My carve is divided in 3 parts:
1 - the front where the legs are, which is 1/2 inch deep,
2 - the middle part, which goes from 1/2 to 1 inch deep,
3 - the back with the half-circle, which is 1 inch deep.
I made a flute carve for each line of middle part, adding 0.2 inch each time, so that I have a sloap. Is there another way to achieve this because if ever I need to make a change I have to redo each line one at a time.