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by eph210
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR
Replies: 9
Views: 293

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: 261

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: 261

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: 800

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: 431

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: 688

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: 1168

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: 1274

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: 4141

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: 811

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....
by eph210
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Downgrading
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Downgrading

I design with Aspire and run WinCNC on the same computer every day. I usually have multiple sessions of Aspire open.
Check how much RAM is on your computer, adding another 8Gb helped my setup.

Euan
by eph210
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: making holes on center
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: making holes on center

Yet another way...Place one circle in one of the corners. Select it and click on mirror horizontal, then mirror vertical and then mirror horizontal again.

Euan
by eph210
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Holes drilling specs
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Holes drilling specs

Try an Amana 204009 at about 5000 RPM and 50 IPM plunge. The boring bits need a 10 MM collet.
Euan
by eph210
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Tapered Octagon
Replies: 9
Views: 2516

Re: Tapered Octagon

I have made wine glasses on the rotary although not octagonal. I used a twisted Reuleaux triangle for the shape.
One thing to be aware of is the strength of the flared base. Because it is mostly short grain construction, if it is made a thin disc it is very fragile and likely to break in use.

Euan
by eph210
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2d view question
Replies: 24
Views: 2226

Re: 2d view question

I think that it is one of two possibilities that you are after. If you already have the 3D model you can do it as follows: Draw a straight line vector in the direction and position on the model as required. Make sure that the model is visible in the 3D view. Use profile on tool path with a depth of ...