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by KeithW
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30115

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

The other issue I'm seeing is the same thing that I'm trying to address now, that is the wood is never completely flat... This is why you should ALWAYS surface your workpiece before starting the carve. Only way to ensure your board is flat to your machine. Doesn't take a lot of time, and well worth...
by KeithW
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Honoring a Hero
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Honoring a Hero

An honor to be asked - you did a terrific job. Well done.
by KeithW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: XY Datum Offset
Replies: 14
Views: 4991

Re: XY Datum Offset

When I'm starting a job with a V-bit then I skip the offset and just use the corner. I visually align the tip of the bit with the board corner. I'll do this for any bit. If I need to zero off on the corner or the center, I just slip a v-bit in and center, then put in the bit I'm using and then set ...
by KeithW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tilling longer than my machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Tilling longer than my machine

Are your tiles 'too big"? As in too long for your machine.
by KeithW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Church Plaque
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: Church Plaque

It looks really great!

For something that fine of detail, you should always surface your board first before you carve. The board needs to be perfectly flat!
by KeithW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: setting depth pass's
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: setting depth pass's

Don't use V-Carve, but in Aspire, you set the number of passes you want to cut, and it will determine the depth of each (pass) cut depending on the total depth of cut.
by KeithW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: cutting out small parts
Replies: 17
Views: 3781

Re: cutting out small parts

I use green masking tape (2" if project allows) and CA glue. It is worth trying! Clean spoil board, (no dust etc), put tape down and rub it down Clean back of board, put on tape and rub it down well also. Run a small bead of CA glue on the tape on the spoil board, and spray the back of the other pie...
by KeithW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V Bit carving
Replies: 25
Views: 6754

Re: V Bit carving

If you are using a True Type font (you didn't specify), why do you set a depth and start below the surface? The machine should cut a font to the proper depth for the bit being used. The V bit will cut to the edge of the font, thereby causing it to be narrow to wide as needed in some fomts. I don't s...
by KeithW
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Strange tool path
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Strange tool path

Perhaps open vectors in the text. That will do some strange things.
by KeithW
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: getting an error message i don't understand
Replies: 13
Views: 3410

Re: getting an error message i don't understand

I believe that if you are working in the drawing tab, but 'accidentally' click into the modeling tab and click something (anything) there and then go back to the drawing tab, Aspire thinks you still have an operation going on in the modeling tab and won't let you save. I think that may be what's hap...
by KeithW
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Blood/Juice Groove in Cutting Board
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Re: Blood/Juice Groove in Cutting Board

Run a .5 ball nose 3/8 deep. you may be close to what you want or need.
by KeithW
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Which tool do I need
Replies: 36
Views: 7333

Re: Which tool do I need

My thoughts are regardless of a "cut depth" or "start depth" (2 different things) I would find it hard to believe that the font he chose (which ever one it is) would cut to .2 depth. You would have to pick exactly the right size (height) of font to get a .2 depth, as the depth depends on the size of...
by KeithW
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Which tool do I need
Replies: 36
Views: 7333

Re: Which tool do I need

And if you use a start depth (of .2 as stated) it will 'force' the letters to carve deeper, (machine thinking the surface of the work is .2 lower than it actually is) possibly causing them to run together, especially on smaller fonts.
by KeithW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: First Tiling Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: First Tiling Project

Thanks everyone. Pretty much as I suspected so glad about that. My slab is 7' x 20" live edge so thought I would mount it on a piece of 1/2 mdf 2 feet wide by the 8 foot length, and then I can move that against my straight edge I have on my table. Hopefully it should be pretty close. I'll try it in ...
by KeithW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: First Tiling Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

First Tiling Project

I am attempting my first tiling job on a customer's piece of wood and would like to ask a couple of questions to see if I'm on track. What I've done... (I'm using Aspire 8.5xx) - I've watched the Vectric videos - read the help section in Aspire - Looked on u-tube - Ran a simulation - I think So my q...