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by Woodbug
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Finishing path rounding sharp edges.
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Finishing path rounding sharp edges.

Thank you for your help and instructions. I have to try it out with different setting and see what happens. I have looked it up in the manual, but it is little over my head. Apparently I am not the only one, because they have supplement specifically for the CV settings, which offers simpler explanat...
by Woodbug
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Finishing path rounding sharp edges.
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Finishing path rounding sharp edges.

Thank you. I thought there was a setting in Mach3 for that. I opened the General Configuration Menu and I see Motion Mode selection, either Constant Velocity or Exact Angle, I think I need to leave that on CV for now. Then I see CV Control on bottom right side and I think that is where you are sendi...
by Woodbug
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Toolpath behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Toolpath behavior

When you previewed the toolpath did you see the Z movement on the preview? I would try to import the model into the project file that worked OK, using the existing setting and toolpaths. Preview toolpaths for the the walnut size in that.
by Woodbug
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Finishing path rounding sharp edges.
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Finishing path rounding sharp edges.

I am hoping someone can help me with this. I am carving a section of a large turned column and square base for it. Using VCP to slice the model, roughing and finishing path. The problem I am having is that the finishing path is rounding edges which should be sharp. It creates problem when I join the...
by Woodbug
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: construction of 2 solid surface seam vac clamps
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

Re: construction of 2 solid surface seam vac clamps

I was thinking of making set of these. The commercial version of these clamps cost about $ 600.00. Alternately you could use compressed air vacuum generators instead. Are you able to turn off the pump once vacuum is generated?
by Woodbug
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Aluminum Plaque
Replies: 12
Views: 3869

Re: Aluminum Plaque

Thank you for the detailed explanation.
by Woodbug
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Aluminum Plaque
Replies: 12
Views: 3869

Re: Aluminum Plaque

Very nice. I have novice a question. After you apply the paint, how do you finish the surface. Is it fine sanded, wet sanded or milled?
by Woodbug
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ornamental Maple Leaves
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Re: Ornamental Maple Leaves

Nice, thanks for sharing.
by Woodbug
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Fire rated Foam
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: Fire rated Foam

You probably already found the answer, but I'll comment anyway. I don't think there is such a thing as Class A fire resistant foam. Class A is fire resistant sheeting is used in construction to provide FR separations or fire resistant fixtures. I use Class A particle board and MDF. Perhaps you could...
by Woodbug
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: vac press part1
Replies: 28
Views: 6300

Re: vac press part1

A lot of the machines I have seen used something that looked more like a rubber sheeting. How about a membrane like they use in roofing? Do you have any builders or roofers up there that you could talk to? Former roofer here. The rubber roofing materials is EPDM Rubber roofing. Its a great, indestr...
by Woodbug
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: Stand Up Paddleboard
Replies: 6
Views: 9933

Re: Stand Up Paddleboard

Beautifully finished surface! I am also wondering how did you apply the finish. Would you mind explaining the process of covering the EPS with epoxy resin. Thanks.
by Woodbug
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Ball screw, nut lubricant recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Ball screw, nut lubricant recommendations?

Thank you. For how long have you been using the dry graphite? Do you spray is on the ball screw directly?
by Woodbug
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Ball screw, nut lubricant recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Ball screw, nut lubricant recommendations?

I wonder what lubricant would be the best option? I use regular lithium grease. My ball screw nuts don't have grease fittings, so I just smear some grease on the ball screw and let the nut pick up the grease as it goes over it. It works, but the screws are sticky and dust sticks to them. I thought m...
by Woodbug
Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2 Rail Sweep example
Replies: 17
Views: 9993

Re: 2 Rail Sweep example

You did use the machining toolpaths. That was the only way I could think of doing something like that. The parts looked really smooth on your photos and I assumed you were able to cut the cove part using profile toolpath only. Thank you for taking time to explain.
by Woodbug
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2 Rail Sweep example
Replies: 17
Views: 9993

Re: 2 Rail Sweep example

Thank you for the explanation. I am assuming you were using a ball end bit to cut the cove profile, which was not the same radius as the profile. If that is the case, I still don't understand how you use two rail sweep to model then profile and then used profile toolpath to cut the model. But as I s...