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by Tailmaker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Allowance Minder
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Allowance Minder

It's interesting that in the image the "-4mm" allowance examples for the inside and outside profiles do not "kiss" the cross-hatch lines as one might expect them to (as they do in the no allowance version). That is, if they were cut using a 4mm cutter. You are right. But I used a downcut 1/8" bit. ...
by Tailmaker
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Allowance Minder
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Allowance Minder

At some point I found a picture or sketch here on the forum of what a positive or negative allowance means for various tool paths. That has been very helpful because this is not exactly intuitive. But at some point I lost the printout and where I had that from. So I made a real example of the variou...
by Tailmaker
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 40
Views: 1534

Re: 10.5 and xp

Just another perspective.... My 12-year old machine control laptop gave up few months ago and I bought a $800 integrated desktop with 23" touch screen to run my machine controller (Planet-CNC with TNGV2 software). I do have a wireless MPG but sometimes it is convenient to push the machine controller...
by Tailmaker
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thread Cutting Toolpath
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Thread Cutting Toolpath

I contacted Magnate about my old thread cutting bit and they could confirm in their system that I bought their number 796 thread cutting bit in 2015. And I bought a brand new one last week. Low and behold, the two are not identical. Magnate guy mentioned that there may have been a design change with...
by Tailmaker
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

.....I'm going to look into using Acacia wood.... It is wonderful to work with on the CNC, sands and finishes great. Alas, if one could only get this in the US as lumber boards. For small projects (plates, coasters, knife scales, pistol grips etc.) you can get Acacia cutting boards as raw material ...
by Tailmaker
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

Thanks for the nice words, guys!
It was a fun project and the outcome was great, but as always way more work than expected.
by Tailmaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

Continued:
In final location (but not yet with final plants):
PlantStand14.jpg
Alternate Use....
PlantStand15.jpg
by Tailmaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

Continued:
Nut inserts glued into the shelf plates and the legs:
PlantStand09.jpg
PlantStand10.jpg
Assembly finished:
PlantStand11.jpg
I could not resist…The wooden screws needed a wooden screwdriver:
PlantStand12.jpg
by Tailmaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

Continued.... The blanks for the legs were just barely larger than the part and clamps/tabs were no option, so I had to make a custom vacuum pod to hold them down, allowing for the big wooden fastener holes: PlantStand05.jpg The threaded bolts were cut individually, as were the threaded inserts (nut...
by Tailmaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

I have been working on a design of a small plant stand for our dining room. It was supposed to have 3 shelves and accommodate a room corner location. This was the original idea: PlantStand01.jpg Normally I would have put that together with mortise and tenons or dowels. But given the recent availabil...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Just Because You Can. . . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Just Because You Can. . . . .

I agree. I usually resize to 1024 pixel width, which is ample for forum posts.
For phone pics I sometimes just email the pics to myself which allows me to choose the resolution.
by Tailmaker
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thread Cutting Toolpath
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Thread Cutting Toolpath

.......Magnate 753 Side V-Grooving Carbide Tipped Router Bit - 90 Degree; 1/2" Cutting Height; 1/2" Shank Diameter; 5" Shank Length; 1-1/8" Overall Diameter; 2 Flute.......... This bit would do a good job for large threads >1.5" or 2" like a threaded lid. But way too big for smaller threads. The 5"...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thread Cutting Toolpath
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Thread Cutting Toolpath

Tailmaker, Thanks for the response!. Seems to be a hard bit to track down. On Magnate's site the 796 lists it as a 5/8 diameter, not the case for you ? . Total rookie on thread mill bits, but would probably order 1 to test out, who knows. For 18 bucks worth a shot, Gonna have to research thread mil...
by Tailmaker
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thread Cutting Toolpath
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Thread Cutting Toolpath

I have been using a Magnate thread cutting bit occasionally. It was possible with Vcarve/Aspire before but required complicated spreadsheet math to calculate the tool path parameters. Now with the new threading toolpath this becomes so much easier and I am working on a new project design with thread...
by Tailmaker
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Long reach bits
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Long reach bits

https://www.the-carbide-end-mill-store. ... ength.html

These are 3" flutes but they have shorter ones as well. Quite inexpensive and manufactured in USA.
Keep in mind such slim bits flex a lot and may chatter when used aggressively.