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by kaetamer
Sat May 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Project you're proudest of ???
Replies: 23
Views: 1108

Re: Project you're proudest of ???

highpockets wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 1:01 am
Use to be round.... :lol:
M*A*S*H - "Dear Mildred"
by kaetamer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Another inlayed medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Another inlayed medallion

Blue mahoe.
by kaetamer
Thu May 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Source for paint mask
Replies: 19
Views: 2022

Re: Source for paint mask

You guys are the best! Lots of good advice . Thanks to all.
by kaetamer
Wed May 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Source for paint mask
Replies: 19
Views: 2022

Re: Source for paint mask

Might someone post a tutorial on its use? Prepping wood for adequate adhesion, bits to use (or avoid), type of paint/colorant to use (or avoid), etc.
Thanks for your help.
by kaetamer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3D Cutting and Laser Enhancement
Replies: 15
Views: 9658

Re: 3D Cutting and Laser Enhancement

Very interesting effect - though are you sure your laser has a 6" focal length? Clearly *some* height variance doesn't matter - the pieces demonstrate that. Are you saying you could achieve the same crisp line with 2-3" (or more) of height variance?
Thanks.
by kaetamer
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Laser, Aspire, Mach 3 and a diy CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 4658

Re: Laser, Aspire, Mach 3 and a diy CNC

I configured the M10/11 commands as per JTech and I can manually toggle the laser on/off with "Spindle CW F5" command under Spindle Speed in Mach3.
by kaetamer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Laser, Aspire, Mach 3 and a diy CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 4658

Re: Laser, Aspire, Mach 3 and a diy CNC

Have a look here https://jtechphotonics.com/?p=3851
and here
https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=1436
for connection and control options. The M10/M11 feature is very useful.
Good luck.
by kaetamer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tapered ball mill
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Tapered ball mill

martin54 - I did, in fact, find a setting error which significantly increased cutting times w/the TBN. Once corrected, cutting times are comparable to SBN. ger21 - I was aware of possibly omitting the roughing pass but some of my carvings are quite deep - not sure I'd want to push the bit to nearly ...
by kaetamer
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tapered ball mill
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Tapered ball mill

Thanks LGM and scottp55 for your help.
by kaetamer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tapered ball mill
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Tapered ball mill

What I was (clumsily) trying to convey by the terms "TBN tool path" and SBN tool path" are the tool paths generated by either using a TBN or SBN as the tool used to generate the machining tool path. What I'm asking is can you use the tool path generated by a SBN tool with a TBN loaded into the spind...
by kaetamer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tapered ball mill
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Tapered ball mill

For scottp55 and/or Leo - where do you get your Chinese TBNs? scottp55 - I checked the website on the side of the container in your picture - it was a dead end. For all - when using a TBN - do you use a tapered BN tool path or a straight BN tool path? My limited experience demonstrated the TBN tool ...
by kaetamer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Material Setup Using Machine Bed as z-zero
Replies: 23
Views: 3193

Re: Material Setup Using Machine Bed as z-zero

Not familiar with your control software but your machine acts as if it thinks your material is thicker than it really is. I'd check your material thickness settings (critically important if zeroing on spoil board, not important if zeroing on surface).
by kaetamer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Material Setup Using Machine Bed as z-zero
Replies: 23
Views: 3193

Re: Material Setup Using Machine Bed as z-zero

Can you set Z zero at the bottom of the pocket?
by kaetamer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 4917

Re: Anniversary

How did color the lettering?
by kaetamer
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Wooden Clock "Magica", driven by a solenoid coil
Replies: 8
Views: 4949

Re: Wooden Clock "Magica", driven by a solenoid coil

Couldn't you just import the PDF file? Aren't they vectors?