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by ozymax
Mon May 25, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 25
Views: 642

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

jimandi5000 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:12 am
Clean the shop.... :) that is what tell the wife ;) Watch YouTube videos
Jim.
I thought you'd be spending time creating your gadgets.
Awesome job on that, by the way.
by ozymax
Thu May 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Bit slipped

Am I missing something here?
Why couldn't you just reset the cutter, maybe a whisker lower and simply start the program again.
You said you were willing to start again in another piece of timber, so why waste that piece?
by ozymax
Sat May 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo

My curiosity got the better of me, so I did some searching around... It’s called a PCD Polishing Bit. It has diamonds embedded. I don’t know (and couldn’t find) what the acronym “PCD” stands for. Maybe P for “polishing”, C for “carbide” and D for “diamonds”? PCD = Poly Crystalline Diamond. I've nev...
by ozymax
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ribbon Box
Replies: 34
Views: 7905

Re: Ribbon Box

I’m happy you found the ribbon box and decided to try one. I really like the way you fit the lid with a flange. The detail inside is really special to the recipient. I would like to see how you cut the lid. It is a great upgrade. The lid flange was nothing too fancy. I simply took the outer profile...
by ozymax
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ribbon Box
Replies: 34
Views: 7905

Re: Ribbon Box

zaxis, thankyou for sharing your idea for this ribbon box.
I made a version of it for a friends 18th birthday.
She absolutely loves it.
Thanks so much for the fantastic idea!
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by ozymax
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Surrounding a game of CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1951

Re: Surrounding a game of CHESS

Big C, your chess board is looking fantastic! I really love your choice of chess pieces also, but a word of caution. Ever since I was a little boy, I'm in my mid 50's, we've had an Isle of Lewis chess set in the house. One thing that springs to mind is the foot print size of some of the pieces. From...
by ozymax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Inlays - Merging Technologies
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Inlays - Merging Technologies

Being that you're working with ABS, have a look into "smoothing ABS with acetone vapor". Acetone mixed with chips of the parent plastic, ie yellow, blue, red etc, makes a nice glue that's the same colour as the parent plastic. You can also smooth/glue the ABS by brushing with an artists paint brush...
by ozymax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Inlays - Merging Technologies
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Inlays - Merging Technologies

Being that you're working with ABS, have a look into "smoothing ABS with acetone vapor".
Acetone mixed with chips of the parent plastic, ie yellow, blue, red etc, makes a nice glue that's the same colour as the parent plastic.
You can also smooth/glue the ABS by brushing with an artists paint brush.
by ozymax
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!
Replies: 103
Views: 8159

Re: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!

I agree with others, that the stark white/grey colouring is uninspiring. Even the Vectric logo at the top of the page is a dull grey.
I also use a 17" laptop and don't like the "squashed in the middle" look of the page.
Is there a "View new Topics" button somewhere?
by ozymax
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Job Dimensions Missing
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Job Dimensions Missing

Try dragging your windows task bar to the side of the screen instead of running it along the bottom, which is the default location.
by ozymax
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: program stoppage
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: program stoppage

If you're using the trial version of Mach3, it will only allow you to run 500 lines of code before it stops.
by ozymax
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Something other than wood.
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Something other than wood.

I play around with steel a fair bit, but cutting the con-rod blank was out sourced because I didn't feel like cutting 16mm plate by hand. Looking closely at the cut surface, it looks like the laser did the cut in a single pass. It's a big machine!! Unfortunately I can't mount the blank in my lathe a...
by ozymax
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Something other than wood.
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Something other than wood.

Just figured I'd show my latest project that doesn't have anything to do with wood. A good friend of mine has asked for my help in restoring a vintage water pump. The con-rod for the pump has seen better days and they're not available any more. So I drew up a sized copy of the con-rod in Aspire, com...
by ozymax
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis

If you're only talking 1 or 2 thou, then maybe your Z axis calibration is slightly off.
Attach a dial indicator to the Z axis and confirm that it is actually moving the distance that it's being told to.