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by eph210
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Long reach bits
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Long reach bits

When I was still running a router on my cnc, I got metric collets for it from Elaire corp.

They list them for some Makita models here: https://www.elairecorp.com/makitaroutercollets.html

I upgraded to a spindle with er20 collets and wish I had done it earlier.

Euan
by eph210
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3d models
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: 3d models

Here is a site that has a few bike pieces.

https://free3d.com/3d-models/biking

Euan
by eph210
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Simple ARC trick
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Simple ARC trick

In the middle of the arc is a grab handle that you can drag to change the arc to one that suits your need, concave or convex.


Euan
by eph210
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: scaleing a project
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: scaleing a project

When I do natural edge boards, I clamp them down to the spoilboard on my Stinger and then use WinCNC's built in manual trace function. I use the positioning laser on the Stinger to walk around the board and then enter the end and mid points of a series of arcs into WinCNC. They are then saved as a D...
by eph210
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Twisted Circles
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Twisted Circles

Those came out very well.

Euan
by eph210
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR

Make sure your WinCNC.INI file acknowledges The W axis. It needs to be specified in the AXISCHAR list. You also will need to set up the AXISSPEC for the W axis. Save a backup copy of the .INI file before changing anything. I have found emailing WinCNC to be very helpful in setting up my machine. The...
by eph210
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: A mounting boss on a rotary job
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: A mounting boss on a rotary job

Thanks.
I designed a boss in a flat instance of Aspire using a guess for the amount of distortion. I imported this into the wrapped job and re-calculated.
There is still a little undercut but it came close enough to be useful.

Euan
by eph210
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: A mounting boss on a rotary job
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

A mounting boss on a rotary job

I am making gavel for a customer using a 3D model and the rotary axis. I would like the handle to mount into a round boss or column that is 90 degrees from the rotary axis. Wrapping distorts the column in the direction it is wrapped. I am wrapping X to A so the Y dimension remains straight but the X...
by eph210
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Wood Problem....Have you EVER???...HELP!!
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Wood Problem....Have you EVER???...HELP!!

HI Scott I have used TB3 with sanding dust to fill voids many times. I keep containers of sanding dust of various species on hand if I am after a particular colour. It never matches exactly so I usually end up using walnut dust to get a nice organic looking contrast. I mix the dust and glue on a pie...
by eph210
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Z Probe Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Z Probe Advice

There are also Z setting sensors that have a spring loaded switch instead of a conductive path. Then you can touch off non conductive tools such as a diamond drag bit. I use this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DT02-CNC-Universal-Wireless-Tool-Setting-Gauge-Presetter-Controller-1-Micron-/251740716850 ...
by eph210
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Fillets on stub tenon
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Fillets on stub tenon

This is one way of accomplishing it but probably not the only way. To make this I created a vector around the joint area and then digitally machined that area with a .75 inch ball nose and a fine step over (1%). I digitally machined the rest with a .250 ball nose and a fairly fine step over. I then ...
by eph210
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Select all /except/ holes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Select all /except/ holes?

The method Gary suggested is the best way to approach intricate designs. The sneaky trick that is the second best way is to select all the holes and then box select every vector while holding the shift key down. That way everything that was previously selected will be de-selected and everything that...
by eph210
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rotary axis tab question - imported 3d model
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: Rotary axis tab question - imported 3d model

I use Aspire but I believe that V-carve also has the ability to draw a box and machine to the limits of that box. If you make the box just the length of your model it will machine to the ends and not over. You can then create a separate pocket or profile path at the ends to make the tabs.

Euan
by eph210
Tue May 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Calculating volume
Replies: 23
Views: 4438

Re: Calculating volume

The measurement tool will give you the area of a closed vector. Then you just have to multiply it by the depth of the pocket, or determine the depth by dividing the desired volume by the area of the vector.

Euan
by eph210
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Starting additional Z axis cuts from last level
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Starting additional Z axis cuts from last level

If you have hundreds to do it might be worthwhile to create a spiral vector to make your pocket and use the profile ON toolpath with spiral ramping. First step is to offset inwards from the pocket outline the radius of your bit. Then you offset inwards from that vector at your chosen stepover value....