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by eph210
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Preparing for Carving SKS Stock Replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

Re: Preparing for Carving SKS Stock Replacement

One way that I use a lot on the rotary, to add room for the chuck to grip, is to glue on a square block of cheaper or leftover wood. I use hot melt glue because it is quick to attach and releases easily using isopropyl alcohol. It also makes it easy to set the centreline on the project. I have used ...
by eph210
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions
Replies: 181
Views: 1860108

Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

It looks like the model is positioned such that it does not totally encompass the centreline of the material. Aspire's rotary machining requires that the centreline is completely inside the model. You will have to position the model at an angle as you import it.

Euan
by eph210
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rounding Blanks
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Rounding Blanks

The formula is:
(1/stepover) times 360 degrees times the length of the workpiece
1/stepover gives you the number of times the axis turns in one unit of length.

Euan
by eph210
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tiling in Vcarve Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Tiling in Vcarve Pro

When I do a tiling job I choose a point for the split that minimizes any interruption, such as in the clear space between letters. This way the transition is a lot less visible and any differences can be cleaned up easier. To do this make your material a couple inches longer than the 84 and move the...
by eph210
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Offset rotary path
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Offset rotary path

One of the ways it can be done in Aspire is as follows: Start a rotary job with the dimensions of your material (2" diameter by 20"). Create a circle of the diameter of your material (2") and centre it in the workspace by using F9. Create a circle with the diameter of your desired section (1") and p...
by eph210
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: first cut on rotary and embedding a pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: first cut on rotary and embedding a pocket

In the header section of your post processor you can add a move to X0 Y0 A0 to ensure the spindle starts in the right place. You could also add the move to the new section part of the post processor so that it goes there after any tool changes. There is a post processor editing guide that should exp...
by eph210
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Long reach bits
Replies: 16
Views: 1300

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: 807

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: 1137

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: 993

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: 967

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: 1221

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: 2221

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: 2221

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: 1261

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...