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by Turtle49
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plastic cutting boards
Replies: 5
Views: 2716

Re: Plastic cutting boards

Would you by chance remember your bit type, and speeds used? For the names I used a 1/16” tapered ball nose, 18,000rpm at 100in/min For the drip trough I used a 3/8” ball nose, 20,000rpm at 80in/min For the handle finish cut and the cutting board profile I used a 1/4 end mill profile cut, 14,000rpm...
by Turtle49
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Exterior grade MDF for spoilboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Exterior grade MDF for spoilboard?

I use Extira for my spoil board. No problems, works great.
by Turtle49
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Breaking down components in clipart
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

Re: Breaking down components in clipart

Hope this helps,
split.jpg
then you have a separate component.
split2.jpg
by Turtle49
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Breaking down components in clipart
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

Re: Breaking down components in clipart

Yes, You can draw vectors and split the component apart into separate components so that they can be rearranged as needed.
by Turtle49
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Longboard - cruiser
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Longboard - cruiser

My son spent part of his spring break, designing and building a new longboard. IMG_1798.JPG IMG_1797.JPG He designed the shape in Aspire himself and he did the majority of the wood work on the board as well,under my watchful eye of course. I am really proud of the detail he put into it, even adding ...
by Turtle49
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Wide Boards - where to get!
Replies: 15
Views: 5111

Re: Wide Boards - where to get!

I've been making small wood signs for a few years. Most are 7" x 12". I get most of the wood from a local lumber yard, Lowes or Home Depot. I usually use red oak or cedar. I'd like to make some larger signs, perhaps 18" x 18" but don't know where to get wide lumber. Sign makers, where do you secure...
by Turtle49
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Divide a design
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Divide a design

You can find the function here:
new-1.jpg
by Turtle49
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Divide a design
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Divide a design

I know the current version of Vcarve has a function called "tiled toolpath", but I don't recall what version that was rolled out in. That function has what you need.
by Turtle49
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Mentors??
Replies: 14
Views: 3602

Re: Mentors??

Might be helpful to post your general location. Maybe someone in your area would be able to help.
by Turtle49
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two Sided Dinner Plate
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: Two Sided Dinner Plate

Here they are
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IMG_1704.JPG
I added the base ring on the bottom after I did all the sweeps.
by Turtle49
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two Sided Dinner Plate
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: Two Sided Dinner Plate

While I don't plan on detailing out the whole process, and I am sure there are many ways to get there...here is the broad strokes for what I did for my last two sided bowl. First create a rectangle with the same thickness as your blank. Then create two vectors for the sweep you want to create inside...
by Turtle49
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Aspire

The short answer is yes. You can create a component from an image. BUT...if you plan on making a detailed relief of a face or some other complex model, you will have to do some actual modeling. Not just convert an image.

E.T.A - mostly I use that function to create grain patterns or textures
by Turtle49
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Another 24" sign with a faux sandblasted look
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: Another 24" sign with a faux sandblasted look

oldlogtrucker wrote:What was the carving time?
Vcarving and 3D carving = 4hrs total

Thanks all for the kind comments!
by Turtle49
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Another 24" sign with a faux sandblasted look
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Another 24" sign with a faux sandblasted look

I set up another 24" diameter sign with a faux sandblasted look. Maple blank with the top surface painted black prior to carving. The sandblasted grain component was created using an image of a wood grain pattern, converted to a relief component. The sign took about 4hrs to carve using a 1/8" ball n...
by Turtle49
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: preview waste material will not delete
Replies: 14
Views: 3903

Re: preview waste material will not delete

Looking at the image it does not look like you actually previewed the profile toolpath. Without doing that, there is no waste material. Maybe I am wrong but that is what it looks like...