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by glenninvb
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Cigar Box Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

Re: Cigar Box Guitar

Very nice, love the amp too!
by glenninvb
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Photo vcarve to edgelit acrylic.
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Photo vcarve to edgelit acrylic.

Has anyone tried import a Phot vcarve file into aspire to carve into a piece of acrylic for an edgelit. Just curious thinking about giving this a shot as I think it might look pretty trick. :lol: :lol: :lol: This is the only thread I remember seeing about PVC cut into clear acrylic and edge lit ,,,...
by glenninvb
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Oval Sculptured Box
Replies: 24
Views: 10124

Re: Oval Sculptured Box

Glenn, Would you post the toolpaths that you used to create the profile of the photo you posted. using the molding tool I get a cut depth thickness exceeds material thickness error . After struggling a while with it and watching videos I decided to just to ask for help. mikeg I didn't try molding b...
by glenninvb
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Oval Sculptured Box
Replies: 24
Views: 10124

Re: Oval Sculptured Box

The out and interior sides could be sloped using the flute tool and/or molding toolpath, a large stepover with flute tool would give a nice fluted appearance too ... it would take some thought in double sided machining
by glenninvb
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Inlay issue

fred ruppert wrote:I would like to try the inlay technique, and using the hummingbird. is there a source for the hummingbird that is in the tutorial?
look here..
http://support.vectric.com/tut-vcp-2d-techniques
by glenninvb
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Fly tying station
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Re: Fly tying station

Thanks Dwayne and Scott
by glenninvb
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Fly tying station
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Fly tying station

Nothing fancy, just a utilitarian project... still needs dowels for thread bobbins and a lacquer finish, was thinking about just buying one but already had the materials and always plenty of time..
by glenninvb
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Engineering Edgelit
Replies: 18
Views: 5959

Re: Engineering Edgelit

nice job!

I run saw cut edges on router table before removing paper, fence set very shallow, passes till clean... no sanding needed, just a medium slow pass with a cheap MAPP torch and edges are polished, takes very little practice... plenty of youtube videos
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom datum
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Custom datum

Leo did actually answer the original question in the first reply post. I was going to add the offset option as an alternative but the OP seemed happy with the answer and the thread moved on from there. sorry Adrain, didn't get that the OP seemed happy, thought that his comment was another question ...
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom datum
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Custom datum

I have some boards to engrave but there is no corner to use for the datum and the exact centre will be problematic. Is it possible to define a custom datum like in the centre of the hole? Since no one actually answered you original question, I'll have a go. Yes you can set an arbitrary origin point...
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V Carving into Bricks
Replies: 17
Views: 4500

Re: V Carving into Bricks

you might consider creating a cut file (vectors) and sub the cutting to a local monument company? I've done similar with a couple waterjet jobs, just ask what format they can use. Saved a friend a few bucks by creating the files .... just a thought as mine was not Vcarved though
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom datum
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Custom datum

And to answer your original question :oops: as Leo said, you can use the handle hole as the center datum point as well... a dowel pin could locate if you have many parts, along with an etched profile line or add a reference strip to file drawing or a square ... many ways to relocate a 2d part that's...
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom datum
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Custom datum

The framing square will certainly work as long as you have a reference point for an odd shape with no square sides (such as handle hole), If not the pocket or profile etched line works nicely, as well makes for a good part hold down, if snug or a couple tabs of double sided tape It is very easy to c...
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom datum
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Custom datum

I should add, the method will work with most any shape as long as filets are added to the pocket to allow for sharp points, (tool clearance) and I'll usually add a finger relief for removing part
by glenninvb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom datum
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Custom datum

yes, change the file work origin to center if not already, offset the profile vector outward slightly and use to machine a pocket in a scrap spoil board for the cutting board to fit, save the new origin for subsequent work .... for simple engraving an etched profile line would probably work fine too...