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by Paul Kierstead
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Vinlay
Replies: 13
Views: 4047

Re: Vinlay

IMO, once you've done the trees, you can't leave the water; it sort of doesn't fit, and my mind expects it to be all line drawing or all filled in (more or less). As well, the water is not obviously water as it is. I like the overall design.
by Paul Kierstead
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Looking to make poker chips
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Looking to make poker chips

As a thought, maybe consider machining a mould, and moulding them from something heavy and reasonably durable. I played poker quite a bit for a stretch and nice weighty chips are greatly appreciated for you idle pleasure. Or of course, machining one and making a mould from that positive and then cas...
by Paul Kierstead
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Cthultha nightlight
Replies: 5
Views: 7436

Re: Cthultha nightlight

That is an exceptional Cthulhu design, with the right level of menace and fun. Now I really want to make one of these for my 14-month old daughter, who we used to put to sleep with "cthulhu sleeps"!
by Paul Kierstead
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: We got the Optometrist sign hung today
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: We got the Optometrist sign hung today

That is an extremely nice sign, with the right balance of content and detail/decoration.
by Paul Kierstead
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Circles Aren't Circles
Replies: 8
Views: 4303

Re: Circles Aren't Circles

I had the exact same problem, it was a loose coupler on my X axis giving, in effect, backlash.
by Paul Kierstead
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Zoom Control of 3D image
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Zoom Control of 3D image

I have neither mouse buttons (well, not precisely, anyway) nor a scroll wheel. No wonder I couldn't figure out a way! I'll try my mouse button equivalents and see (though that is a two hand operation)

This situation occurs when you have a mac with a trackpad...
by Paul Kierstead
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Michael Tyler Ornithological Bird House Revisited (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 4675

Re: Michael Tyler Ornithological Bird House Revisited (again

Wow. Now I really want to make one of these
by Paul Kierstead
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: how to use a 1/32" bit
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Re: how to use a 1/32" bit

Disclaimer: I am total CNC n00b. However, I'm not a router/wood n00b.

On plunge into wood, bits can deflect quite a bit. I'd suggest you look at lowering your plunge rate, since that seems to be where it broke.
by Paul Kierstead
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cannot do anything in VCarve 7 with DXF
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Cannot do anything in VCarve 7 with DXF

Oh, that is embarrassing. I just need to complete the job setup. I was ignoring that pane....
by Paul Kierstead
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cannot do anything in VCarve 7 with DXF
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Cannot do anything in VCarve 7 with DXF

Climbing up this curve :) I've designed a couple things in VCarve 7 and milled them, and it worked out well. Now to link up CAD to VCarve. I'm trying to select an [economical and hopefully Mac] CAD so am trying out TurboCAD pro (eval period) for Mac. Note this is entirely different then the windows ...