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by ChiloquinRuss
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Holiday gift for everyone - Party Serving Tray
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Holiday gift for everyone - Party Serving Tray

JimmyD - you're da' man! Took the DXF file and very quickly generated a workable model. The DXF is good for us old timers that have yet to upgrade! Thanks again and Happy Holidays! Russ

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by ChiloquinRuss
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: The late great Stan Lee
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: The late great Stan Lee

My grandson is also a giant fan and for Christmas we ordered the book listed below for him. It is 400 pages of full color art and stories of the history of the comic book genre. Well worth the money. Russ https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/marvel-year-by-year-peter-sanderson/1125323953/2676716273274?s...
by ChiloquinRuss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: When "Limestone" contains Quartz
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: When "Limestone" contains Quartz

"Solid carbide bits do a great job of cutting thru metal hold down clamps" You must use a better grade of bits than I use, mine always snap right off! LOL Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Ballnose bit
Replies: 25
Views: 3868

Re: Ballnose bit

I've used Beck tools for some period of time and they are VERY important to me. I am a model maker. I have a 48x96 ShopBot and make miniature things using his bits. My favorite go-to bit is a 1/16th tapered ballnose. The model shown is made from 1mm sintra and the coin shown is a US quarter for size...
by ChiloquinRuss
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

Gary, you've bailed me out so many times I can't keep count! I love Vectric and ShopBot and their fans. It sure makes MY portion of this stuff easier! Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

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PowerPoint slide OK now I feel a little better! LOL, again thanks for helping us 'old' folks along. Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

It just goes to show ya! You can teach an ol' dog new tricks! You folks were right all along, it is in my version(s). It doesn't look the same but all of the pertinent parameters are there. THANK YOU ALL, very much. Russ

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by ChiloquinRuss
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

The reason I suggested the 'FORM' tool is it allows for the creator to input a 'line drawing' of the tools geometry and Aspire can then calculate the proper tool paths based on that outline. Russ

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by ChiloquinRuss
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

That's a cool looking screen! I've had Aspire since 2008, ver 2, 3, 4, 4.5 and I've never seen that screen, it's pretty cool. My screen looks like this:
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by ChiloquinRuss
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

"adding TAPERED cutters to the Aspire tool database" I know about selecting straight sided ball nose bits, that was not what the original request was, it was for a TAPERED ballnose bit insertion into the database. Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

As a lot of us on here I have NOT yet upgraded to 9 'YET'! LOL So in my antique Aspire version I don't have that option. I love this forum, so much help when ever we need it. Thanks for the reply. Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tapered Ballnose Cutters
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Tapered Ballnose Cutters

I am by no means an expert but I think its as simple as 'drawing' the shape of the tip and slant and adding it to the 'tool list' under 'FORM TOOLS'. I have added all sorts of specialty bits using this method. Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: modeling help or advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Re: modeling help or advice

Couple of questions, what is the material, what are the dimensions (height, width), what is the thickness of the material? What will the piece be used for IE trivet? Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help for a missing 'goodies' disk!
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Help for a missing 'goodies' disk!

Thanks gang, the solution is on its way. Should be in good shape by next week. Thanks again to all who assisted. Russ
by ChiloquinRuss
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help for a missing 'goodies' disk!
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Help for a missing 'goodies' disk!

Steve, the portal just showed my upgrade from 4 to 4.5 sooooo, no other goodies, but thank you for the reply it was certainly worth a looksee! :D Russ