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by gordread
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Double Sided Tape for holding down work to base board
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Double Sided Tape for holding down work to base board

As some additional thoughts, I've used several different methods of tape/glue to hold down work, depending on what I'm cutting. 1. Painters tape/super glue. I'm not going to expand on this, as it's been pretty well discussed above. 2. Painters tape/slow cure Hot melt glue - This is a great combinati...
by gordread
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Holiday gift for everyone - Party Serving Tray
Replies: 29
Views: 3338

Re: Holiday gift for everyone - Party Serving Tray

Thanks Jimmy. This is great.
by gordread
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: TReischl's Locomotive
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: TReischl's Locomotive

Excellent. Well done.
by gordread
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood Available
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Wood Available

lol
by gordread
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Flat Bottom Engraving Bits
Replies: 12
Views: 4143

Re: Flat Bottom Engraving Bits

I've been using the in-groove bits for years as well. I wouldn't trade them. They are very strong, and last forever. I almost exclusively use the 30' 0.005" flat and use a touch probe to set my Z on every job. I've never had one break a tip on me. They are expensive to get in Canada ($33 each + ship...
by gordread
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood Available
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Wood Available

Oh, man that would be so good. Unfortunately I'm 2300 miles away in Alberta, Canada.
by gordread
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Open book model with Amazing Grace
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: Open book model with Amazing Grace

This is great, really well done.
by gordread
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Toolpathing failure on separate last pass option
Replies: 17
Views: 2131

Re: Toolpathing failure on separate last pass option

So I changed the last pass depth from 0.03 to 0.02 and it accepted it. Maybe the program doesn't like more than a 20% final pass?
by gordread
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Toolpathing failure on separate last pass option
Replies: 17
Views: 2131

Re: Toolpathing failure on separate last pass option

Not to be a pain in the butt, but...

The notes for 10.0.16 say this issue has been fixed, but I updated this morning, and still get the same message.
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by gordread
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plaque Techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Plaque Techniques

Some general rules of thumb that I use when I make a plaque are: 30' engraving bit Lines are 'profile on' and between .03 and .05" deep. I use v-carve for all lettering with a flat depth of .05 to .08 depending on the size of the lettering. If it is REALLY big I may go as deep as .125". I use the sa...
by gordread
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Scaling text depths
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Scaling text depths

It looks like you used a single line font, and use a profile-on technique? Most of the text I do is v-carved, with a flat depth set to .03 to .05, but everything I do is quit small. When I do a larger sign, I set the flat depth to 1/8 of an inch, but with smaller lettering it hardly ever gets that d...
by gordread
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Is it a vice to want a nice vise?
Replies: 37
Views: 4668

Re: Is it a vice to want a nice vise?

Wow. This is fantastic. I good workbench is something I still don't have in my shop after 15 years.
by gordread
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Kaleidoscope
Replies: 14
Views: 1769

Re: Kaleidoscope

Very cool. That is outstanding.
by gordread
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Compound Radius Fretboard
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Compound Radius Fretboard

Thanks everyone. I guess I didn't play around with the two rail sweep tool enough. I've only ever used it to sweep one profile along two rails, not using two different profiles.

I will have to try it out when I get home tonight.

Gordon
by gordread
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Compound Radius Fretboard
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Compound Radius Fretboard

I upgraded to version 10.0, obviously not 10.5. It was late when I wrote the previous post. sigh.