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by Dave Van
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

Re: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?

Wow - your suggestions are a tremendous help. Zooming helps, and I did have a line connected to an arc. Changing all to bezier curves helps. And it's a good reminder to watch for nodes that look like points. That wasn't my problem here but I have run into that in the past. I'll bet snapping and tigh...
by Dave Van
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

Re: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?

Thank you! I agree with all your suggestions. Looks like the procedure hasn't changed between V8.5 and V9. That's really what I wondered. The operative word is "should". It should work that way. I've been node editing that way for years. This is the first file I've worked on since upgrading from V8....
by Dave Van
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?

Is there something different in Aspire 9 that won't let me change a point do a smooth point? I traced a piece of clip art and all the nodes are black. It didn't trace perfectly so there are sharp points. I used the "fit curves to selected vectors" tool but it still won't let me change any of the bla...
by Dave Van
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cribbage Boards
Replies: 70
Views: 55124

Re: Cribbage Boards

zeeway wrote:Google: cribbage board vectric files.

Angie
Thank you, Angie! Going out to Google was successful. Found Cribbage Board files in crv and crv3d format. Using the forum search bar was not successful. Appreciate your help!
by Dave Van
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cribbage Boards
Replies: 70
Views: 55124

Re: Cribbage Boards

zeeway wrote:Google: cribbage board vectric files.

Angie
Thank you, Angie! Going out to Google was successful. Found Cribbage Board files in crv and crv3d format. Using the forum search bar was not successful. Appreciate your help!
by Dave Van
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cribbage Boards
Replies: 70
Views: 55124

Re: Cribbage Boards

How would a person locate a cribbage board file in the Vectric Forum?

I have heard there are several cribbage board files, but when I enter "cribbage" or "cribbage file" in the search bar, I get lots of posts about making cribbage boards but have not found any files.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
by Dave Van
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Instead of a liquid color why not use a powdered color? I have successfully used fine sawdust and dried ground up plants for epoxy filler. Black Walnut sawdust turns really dark when mixed with epoxy. Good suggestion. I will try that. I'm doing a lot of tests. A couple days ago a friend showed me h...
by Dave Van
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

How are you preping your stock material? Could you start your tests with a thicker block of wood, then if the test doesn't go to plan you could re surface & try again :lol: if it turns out well then just take the excess off the other side. Most of the wood I buy comes from a sawmill & is never the ...
by Dave Van
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

When you contacted west systems who did you speak to? Did you speak to their technical department or the person who answered the phone? I haven't used resin for anything to do with the cnc projects I make but have used it a lot for other things I do. Contacted west systems & other epoxy manufacture...
by Dave Van
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Which of the west systems hardeners are you using? If it's the longest working time that would be 209 which has a very long working time. 205 or 206 would probably be your best bet if you want to stick with west systems. I would have thought that 205 would be sufficient for what your doing though. ...
by Dave Van
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Have you tried using clear epoxy as a sealer before applying the tinted epoxy? Inlace is another inlay material you can try, have had good results and just use masking tape prior to v-carving as a mask. Inlace is a very good material. I appreciate you mentioning it. I like Inlace for projects that ...
by Dave Van
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

HOW much color are you adding to the epoxy? Ive done hundreds of inlays and NEVER had the color run. And I never seal the wood first. Are you using pigment and not dye? And just the smallest amount. Are you using short dry time epoxy or long dry time? 5 minute or paste epoxy, a touch of pigment and...
by Dave Van
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

I have done alot of epoxy fills, my method is to use a craft hypodermic needle and precisely apply only as much as is needed, that way bleeding isn't a factor. Does require a perfectly level surface, and it can be easy to over fill. I use epoxy from home depot, fairly cheap and it can be tinted any...
by Dave Van
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

I also tried clear epoxy as a sealer and that didn't work well at all. What kind of epoxy, and why didn't it work? I've never done an epoxy fill like that, but I use epoxy as a sealer all the time. The problem has been bleeding of the colored epoxy into wood surrounding the infill. I need a sealer ...
by Dave Van
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17579

Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Someone in this group must be doing epoxy inlays successfully. I have done searches but can't seem to find that person. I'm making some cutting boards with carved names and am filling the carving with colored epoxy then sanding off so the surface is smooth but the text shows up well. My question is ...