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by rsetina
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cleanup Toolpath Question
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Cleanup Toolpath Question

Along the lines of a cleanup tool path, there are times when a tool can’t reach all the way into a cut and you’re left with a not so crisp image or carving. There’s a way to use a smaller tool to clean up those areas needing more machining with a smaller tool called rest machining. There is a tutori...
by rsetina
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Ulu knife and cutting board
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Ulu knife and cutting board

I bought a Ulu knife a very long time ago and came across it a couple of days ago. I thought, this things been around for too long, it’s time to make it. The directions came with a plan and dimensions for a cutting board so I created some vectors and fired up the CNC this afternoon. I added some min...
by rsetina
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: .tap file problem
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: .tap file problem

It's something you generally set once and forget about it but, depending on how the upgrade was done, it can get switched off during an upgrade. That’s probably what happened. Previous upgrades didn’t switch it off so I was confused by why they didn’t group. I learned something here. Thanks again A...
by rsetina
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: .tap file problem
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: .tap file problem

Okay. I’ll check the screen more closely. I don’t recall having to check that box before. Just the one above the tool path names and if there were different tools being used for the various tool paths, I would get a notification that they couldn’t be grouped together. Thanks for your help gentleman....
by rsetina
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: .tap file problem
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: .tap file problem

I’m not at my computer at the moment but I did check the box just about the file names. The one when clicked, fills in the individual check boxes for each file. Is that the check box you’re referring to?
by rsetina
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: .tap file problem
Replies: 6
Views: 712

.tap file problem

I made a simple small table base for my sisters small artificial tree today and when I tried to create the .tap file for all three 1/4"EM cuts, the program would only save the highlighted cut to the file. Normally it would save all the cuts made by the same tool if they all had a check mark next to ...
by rsetina
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overlapping models
Replies: 9
Views: 3198

Re: Overlapping models

Sorry for taking so long to reply. I haven't logged on until today. You can tilt a 3D image using the tool (wrench) icon in the modeling tools. This will raise the image up above the second image. I think you can adjust the base height of one of the images also, which will raise it above the other i...
by rsetina
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carve is above the workpiece
Replies: 28
Views: 5407

Re: Carve is above the workpiece

I don't know anything about g coding so I can't help you there. Not knowing anything about it made me consider what else might make the cutter cut air and not cut the material. Question. Do you use the aluminum plate to set your Z0 position? If so, what is the thickness setting for the plate? Could ...
by rsetina
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Engraving 1.58mm X 2 ply U/Matte Acrylic
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Engraving 1.58mm X 2 ply U/Matte Acrylic

Could it be that the 9 degree bit is so narrow that in the image the cuts can't be seen unless you zoom in on the image? You can ungroup the letters and adjust the spacing between them using one of the tools in the drawing section. It's the icon with and arrow and the AB on a curved line next to the...
by rsetina
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Adding to previous model?
Replies: 29
Views: 6698

Re: Adding to previous model?

That was a fun read. You did a very nice job on the horseshoe Kathy.
by rsetina
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overlapping models
Replies: 9
Views: 3198

Re: Overlapping models

If you could post a toolpath preview image that would help but I think I know what you're trying to explain. When you click on one of the imported 3D images and see the green color, that's the part of the image that's below the surface of the carving after you cut it out on the CNC. It sounds like y...
by rsetina
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2.5 D Machining
Replies: 23
Views: 5138

Re: 2.5 D Machining

I have seen in this forum screen shots of the 3D view of an object made in Vectric. How is this achieved That's done in the preview toolpath. After simulating the toolpath you get an image of what the part looks like. On that same screen you can save preview image just above the close button. Save ...
by rsetina
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - Gallery
Topic: Some litho nightlight examples
Replies: 20
Views: 10070

Re: Some litho nightlight examples

Nice work. I have wanted to lithos for a while but couldn't find material for making them. Thanks for the website information. I'll be ordering some materials soon and trying my hand at creating some.
by rsetina
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Creating a vertical tool path
Replies: 15
Views: 4166

Re: Creating a vertical tool path

I've seen foam airplane wings being cut out with a wire before, but the wire is as long as the wing itself and very thin so not much current is needed to make the wire hot enough to cut the foam. This was when I was a young teenager so I'm remembering the process 35 years ago. The wings where for gl...
by rsetina
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Creating a vertical tool path
Replies: 15
Views: 4166

Re: Creating a vertical tool path

I'm curious about how deep you want the slot to be cut? You'd have to cut pretty deep for a CD and I'd be interested in the tool you'd use to cut the deep.