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by Leo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Low quality v-carve
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Low quality v-carve

The reality of it is “ALL YOUR VCARVE ARE CREATE TO FUZZIE”. Soft wood fibers want to bend first rather than shear when hit with a cutting edge. So everyone has some techniques to minimize this effect, with consensus on twice-carve. I carved this tree trunk on the back side of the same pine piece, ...
by Leo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 77
Views: 4253

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

The .5 version is always free, you will have to pay to upgrade to 10, but 10.5 will not cost anymore. is this also true if I paid for the upgrade from 8.5 to 10? I'll definitely be in line either way. NO. It works like this. Lest say you paid for version 8.0 then Vectric came out with 8.5 The upgra...
by Leo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 77
Views: 4253

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

yes yes I am liking this :D
by Leo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Low quality v-carve
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Low quality v-carve

There is a lot to consider,

One prominent thing is - softwoods tend to have the fuzzies more than hardwood.

Are you v-grooving the ENTIRE medallion, or just the tree.

Hard Maple may be a better choice of materials.
by Leo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 77
Views: 4253

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

That looks like a HUGE plus :D
by Leo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 77
Views: 4253

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

Cool shapes :D
by Leo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 77
Views: 4253

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

oooooohhhhhhhh :D :D Right up my alley
by Leo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What is your workflow for cutting a project again?
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: What is your workflow for cutting a project again?

I am also in the camp of I never save the G-Code file. I do save the Vectric file. I create a folder for each and every project. In that folder I save the Vectric file and any other files that I create for the job. It could be emails, pics, spreadsheet, notes. If I ever rerun the project I have ever...
by Leo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Ever have one of "THOSE" projects?
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Ever have one of "THOSE" projects?

YEP - this week as a matter of fact
by Leo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My first jog in Aspire
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: My first jog in Aspire

That is AWESOME.
by Leo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3 axis mill/software business Idea
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: 3 axis mill/software business Idea

There is always room for a better mouse trap. I am an ME, but not willing to jump into a project of that sort. I like Mach3 but it could use some improvements. I believe that is why Mach4 is out there. But then WinCNC an unccnc or whatever it's called is also filling the space as well as so many oth...
by Leo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sign Painting
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Sign Painting

Nice write up.

That is extremely close to my method, all the points being the same.

I learned the process by trial and error and it took me a few years.

I could only wish there was a good write up like the one you did 13 years ago.

Nice job - :-D Well Done.
by Leo
Sun May 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 33
Views: 1430

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

NOPE - not yet anaway
by Leo
Sun May 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 33
Views: 1430

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

Sometimes:

just watch it.
internet
Forums
work on another project
Laser engraving
Paint
sand
Cut grass
watch TV
clean shop
by Leo
Fri May 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Advice Needed

I use Vectric for most of the work then DXF out then DXF into other software. Which I run my laser direct from.