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by Charlie_l
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting Color Core with a V-Bit
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Cutting Color Core with a V-Bit

Use a V having a round or flat tip.
by Charlie_l
Mon May 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Font dir for vcarve
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Font dir for vcarve

I keep a list of the ones I like for various types of lettering. It is a simple text file on my desktop so it opens fast.
by Charlie_l
Mon May 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot

I have never used the inlay toolpath because I like the v carve method. However, you graphic reminds me of the times I forget to flip over the male inlay.
by Charlie_l
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V-carve inlay problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: V-carve inlay problems

Try a start depth of 0.3 and a cut depth of 0.1
by Charlie_l
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Sidewinder sighting
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

Re: Sidewinder sighting

You have a good friend.
Did you share some cookies in return? :D
by Charlie_l
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: New leg design
Replies: 16
Views: 11317

Re: New leg design

Russell, The new legs look great. Seems like the machining time will be significantly less too using more profile cuts. Right? Maybe I just haven't made enough to remember the original plans? Anyone that is looking to learn from Russell's wisdom should buy his plans. They provide lots of details on ...
by Charlie_l
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Alpaca Stool
Replies: 7
Views: 5257

Re: Alpaca Stool

Great looking work Dave. Thanks for sharing.
by Charlie_l
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Diamond Drag Bit
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Re: Diamond Drag Bit

I use one from here, http://www.usroutertools.com
by Charlie_l
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Rotating Image
Replies: 3
Views: 2252

Re: Rotating Image

I rotate the image in other editing software before importing into PhotoVcarve.
by Charlie_l
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Carving time: Router vs Spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Carving time: Router vs Spindle?

The spindle also gives you a wide speed range to operate in especially when wanting to slow down the rpm.
by Charlie_l
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: creating drilling toolpath
Replies: 19
Views: 2793

Re: creating drilling toolpath

Kathy, I don't have an answer but I found a method to cut the cribbage board holes that works really well. I create a circle for the holes that is just a little larger than the tool I am using to cut the holes. Maybe a few thousands of an inch. Then I select a profile and cut inside the circle vecto...
by Charlie_l
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Donek Drag Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

Re: Donek Drag Knife

Check out this post and go to the donek website link provided too. Those settings should help.
http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php? ... drag+knife
by Charlie_l
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Smoothing vectors
Replies: 5
Views: 3639

Re: Smoothing vectors

I use the node editor, smoothing the points on the curved part of the ball, deleting some stray points. On the ends leave those nodes black indicating they are not smoothed.
by Charlie_l
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Inlay Toolpath
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: Inlay Toolpath

I use the vcarve tool path for my inlays. Yes, using this method I have followed 3D shapes. You have to invert the model when cutting the male part.
by Charlie_l
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: inlay help
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: inlay help

This could be worth a read for your next try. I like the vcarve method and have found it fits very nicely even in fine detail work.
http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=564
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