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by JimmyD
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: cnc carving on butt end of tree slab
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: cnc carving on butt end of tree slab

Scott, I don't mind, I'm honored that you keep something of mine for inspiration! To Leo's point, here is what was going to be a hand holding a cross for a 90 year old uncle who is a Baptist preacher. First picture is the first screw up, second is the second screw up. Actually what I salvaged from t...
by JimmyD
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: cnc carving on butt end of tree slab
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: cnc carving on butt end of tree slab

This is a sample carving in mesquite which is pretty hard wood. Yes, CNC carving on end grain works well.

Jim

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by JimmyD
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Creating a cycloid
Replies: 26
Views: 1042

Re: Creating a cycloid

Haven't tried this, just thinking out loud. What if you use the equation below and generate the x,y points in excel and then import those points into aspire using that routine from Paul (can't think of his last name or the routine at the moment). Cycloid, the curve generated by a point on the circum...
by JimmyD
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Model Position in Material - for Slices
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Model Position in Material - for Slices

Or, you can slice the model in another program, such as slicer and then import the slices individually. You'll have more control over the slice thickness and location.
by JimmyD
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Roughing w/ V bit
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Roughing w/ V bit

There is no reason you can't use the finishing tool path. Adjust your depths to accommodate what you want to do.
by JimmyD
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Has anyone cut cloth?
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Has anyone cut cloth?

Well, gave it a couple of tries. Not too bad. I believe if I spend more time with hold down on the edges, perhaps a piece of 1/4" MDF with cutouts for the cloth. It may end up being one of those things that I can do with the CNC, but is it actually productive to do it with the CNC. At least I'll lea...
by JimmyD
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Has anyone cut cloth?
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Has anyone cut cloth?

Thinking outloud..... Has anyone cut cloth using a drag knife or something else? The world needs masks; could we produce the cloth part faster and in quantity, than people doing it by hand? I'm going to give it a try using the vacuum on my table and see if it will hold any kind of cloth and then try...
by JimmyD
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: pizza oven mould
Replies: 30
Views: 1420

Re: pizza oven mould

TReischl wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Yup, I have exclamation marks on my keyboard too!!!
My favorite quote of the day!!!
by JimmyD
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Playhouse Steering Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Playhouse Steering Wheel

Thank you all for the comments regarding the painting. I thought that was the easiest part.

Yes, I'll share the number ball when it's done. It's going to be a while.

Jim
by JimmyD
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: pizza oven mould
Replies: 30
Views: 1420

Re: pizza oven mould

Bravo!!! But it is not sliced :roll: :lol: I can do it all one-sided!!! And I will prove it! Sharkcutup I am with Ted, I don't believe this can be done one sided, unless you do not have a continuously smooth surface on either the inside or outside. I make lots of moulds and if you can do it, you sh...
by JimmyD
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Scan/Import Question
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Scan/Import Question

That's a common issue with scanning and importing. When you scan the object, put a known size line, circle or object in the scan also. Then after import you can measure that line/object and adjust the size of the trace accordingly. I personally use two lines as crosshairs. Then I can check the scan ...
by JimmyD
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Playhouse Steering Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Playhouse Steering Wheel

What a great project and very nicely done. The painting is spectacular! I do have a question....in the1st pic what is that big ball of numbers in the background?? Nosey, aren't I? :D Well, since you're being nosey.....😁 It's exactly what you called it, a big ball of numbers. I'm making several disp...
by JimmyD
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Playhouse Steering Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Playhouse Steering Wheel

Getting around to a lot of those things that get put off. This is a steering wheel for my twin 4 year old grandkids playhouse. I think they'll like it. 15" x 1.75", MDF layered with Baltic Birch plywood. Metal sleeve epoxied in for longevity when turning on mounting bolt. Jim IMG_20200407_222232731....
by JimmyD
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Byzantine era portable sundial and geared calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Byzantine era portable sundial and geared calendar

It's a beautiful piece of engineering and craftsmanship!

Does it function as intended?

Jim
by JimmyD
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!
Replies: 103
Views: 10086

Re: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!

Way too difficult to read. Background to bright, lettering too thin.