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by ger21
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 1/2" Baltic birch drawer sides
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: 1/2" Baltic birch drawer sides

Most people use 1/2 the bit width as the depth as a rule of thumb. I prefer to cut shallower and go faster. I prefer to cut deeper and faster. My "rule of thumb" is cut depth = bit diameter for tools 1/4" and less, and even deeper for larger bits. 1/4" deep with a 1/4" tool is not a problem at all,...
by ger21
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best way to transfer real object into Vectric?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Best way to transfer real object into Vectric?

My preference is measure and draw. I have access to a plotter, so I can print out test prints to compare.
by ger21
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: CNC stops randomly while cutting
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: CNC stops randomly while cutting

Is Mach3 stopping? Or does Mach3 continue to run, and the machine stops moving?
If Mach3 is stopping, there will usually be some type of error message on the screen.
by ger21
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Decimal Precision
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Decimal Precision

My approach when I need to work in metric is to draw everything in metric, and then scale the entire drawing at one time to convert to inches. Then you don't have to worry about rounding errors between entities. I work in a cabinet shop, where we work in inches, but most of our hardware machining is...
by ger21
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Reduce chatter in deep mortice
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Reduce chatter in deep mortice

Even a 3/8" tool would be much better.
by ger21
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Batch processing DXFs
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Batch processing DXFs

While it would require some additional work with the .dxf files, adding Toolpath Templates to the mix can automate the entire process.
by ger21
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Looking to hire someone to design a 3d model
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Looking to hire someone to design a 3d model

Couple things that come to mind. $7 does not seem like a lot. You'd have to be able to make about 20-25 per hour to make any money at that price. Making wood parts accurate to .001" is not going to be easy. Your hot glue is going to be maybe .005" thick? Personally, I'd be making some table saw jigs...
by ger21
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting Festool domino mortise holes
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Cutting Festool domino mortise holes

It's just a rectangle with a radiused end, it would probably be quicker to just measure the width of each size rather than try to find the info from festool :lol: :lol: Yes, and the thicknesses are all metric sizes, either 5, 6, 8, or 10mm. The Festool website has the widths, which are all close to...
by ger21
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

If it's not too complicated, I'd just do 2D drawings real quick. Probably even if it was really complicated, too.
Unless you have an automated solution, you'll spend more time trying to bring the 3D parts in.
by ger21
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

Is this the main type of work you do? If so, unless you have software to automate the process, you're wasting your time creating 3D models. Unless every cabinet is a one-off custom and you need 3D for one reason or another. But it's definitely not the way to do it in a production environment. I've b...
by ger21
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Is there a way to control width of profile cut?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Is there a way to control width of profile cut?

Make multiple profile cuts with an Allowance Offset.
by ger21
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Which is the best file
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Which is the best file

PRO4824 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:17 pm
You'd think since bezier curves have been around since the 60s, Dxf would support them.
The .dxf format supports AutoCAD entities only, and AutoCAD does not use Bezier curves.
by ger21
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Optimum Computer Laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Optimum Computer Laptop

What Adrian said. You have to go out of your way to get a PC to use more than 8-10 Gigs of RAM, unless you are using a program that opens files that large, perhaps video editing? Just get the fastest CPU you can afford, 16Gb of RAM, and an SSD, and you should be all set. I have a 7 year old i7-5820K...
by ger21
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 6005

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

I meant an IBM clone PC, running Windows 3.1.
I had an Atari 800XL in the early to mid 80's.
by ger21
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 6005

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

Try that 45 years ago. . . In the old days, I got all my info from magazines, and books for more in depth knowledge. You could learn almost as much back then, but not in 30 seconds like now. Before online shopping, I mail ordered everything, including big tool purchases. Bought my first PC and CAD ...