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by Tailmaker
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Hail The Tailmaker
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Hail The Tailmaker

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by Tailmaker
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Last Pass and Preview
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Last Pass and Preview

I have two issues with the "Last Pass Allowance": - for "normal" tool paths with stepped-down machining, the most downward track is not done with the allowance but already at the final dimension. For purposes of smooth surface and precise dimension, IMO it would be better to go down to the lowest le...
by Tailmaker
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego

From what I understand, we just max out the capacity of the venue. Vectric has to find places that hold the entire capacity at once for the lectures. Technically hat would make business sense. But I would miss the smaller venue where people who have been just forum names can meet and chat. I don't ...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego

The last one in Denver did sell out and I believe the ones before that as well.
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego

I've made my hotel reservations but I haven't paid for the event yet to make sure it actually occurs. I have a couple of work related events that were delayed along with airline flights etc. last year and I'm having a hard time keeping up with everything! You may however risk that the event is sold...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting Boards with Inlays
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Cutting Boards with Inlays

Man, these are way too pretty to use...excellent work!
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Mouse
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: 3D Mouse

I have a space mouse given me by a friend who is no longer in the CAD/CAM world. For the life of me, I've tried to get comfortable using it in "other" software, with little success. So although I think it would be neat to have it work in VCarve/Aspire, I can certainly live without it. Especially wi...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Looking for Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Looking for Corian

I had that problem a few years ago. Well, maybe not a real problem because I could have bought Corian somewhere but I considered it a challenge to do without. As an alternative I carved the lithophane into 1/4" clear acrylic (with reversed model depth) and backfilled the carving with lightly pigment...
by Tailmaker
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Solid Wood "Lithophane"
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Solid Wood "Lithophane"

I have been trying to apply pictures to wood surface using photo-vcarve but was not too happy with the results in terms of detail and recognizability. Recently I made an experiment using a height map relief derived from a picture and filled it in with very lightly pigmented epoxy resin so that the d...
by Tailmaker
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ball Bit
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Ball Bit

by Tailmaker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Puzzle Joint Generator
Replies: 86
Views: 5196

Re: Puzzle Joint Generator

I thought about making this a gadget but I am not familiar with the tools and I am not sure how good the graphics support in the gadget development tools is. As gkas mentioned, there would not be much of a practical advantage or simplification of the process and having it a separate app with common ...
by Tailmaker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Puzzle fun
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Puzzle fun

Todd,
I just published a new version of "Puzzle My Joint" with some minor improvements and bug fixes.
FWIW (not related) a freeware version of my Fingermaker (box joints) program is now available there as well.
by Tailmaker
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Use the Force
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Use the Force

You can get a laser diode maybe 6W or so and install it inside with a lithium battery. Pretty cheap nowadays. You will need laser goggles to use it safely and probably violate some concealed weapon laws, but it would be a cool gadget. I tried my diode laser (that I never got around to install on the...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mini PC Purchased and Delivered
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: Mini PC Purchased and Delivered

Could you send a link to your machine please? Interested in the touch screen. I got this one (bought at CostCo in May): PC.jpg it does run Windows out of the SSD, so boot-up and shut-down only take a few seconds. For longer machining jobs and when nothing else to do in the shop I sometimes stream s...
by Tailmaker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mini PC Purchased and Delivered
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: Mini PC Purchased and Delivered

Earlier this year I bought an "all-in-one" desktop for the machine. Nice thing is the 23" touch screen that allows using the controller software buttons quicker than with the mouse. A bit more expensive than a mini-PC at $800 but after all the monitor and keyboard are included, no fan, no sepate box...