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by kristenanne77
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I see the "cut area" in the design view?
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Can I see the "cut area" in the design view?

Yes, thank you.

I will look for the icon or the checkbox for show 2d preview.

Thanks
K
by kristenanne77
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I see the "cut area" in the design view?
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Can I see the "cut area" in the design view?

Still reorienting myself to using after a long while. Please correct me if i am wrong, but I seem to remember that after a toolpath was made and simulated in the 3d rotatable view, I was able to switch to the design tab and see the toolpath area lightly colored. Now when I do it, I will see arrows r...
by kristenanne77
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do I know which free projects will work with VCarve desktop?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

How do I know which free projects will work with VCarve desktop?

Many of your Vectric free projects seem to be available for Aspire or VCarve pro.
Are there any available for VCarve desktop?

Thanks
K
by kristenanne77
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?

Thanks Ed. I kind of figured that.
Makes a lot of sense.
Personally I would want both clamps anyway.

K
by kristenanne77
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?

20201010_090051.jpg Using my Shapeoko 2, the upper clamp blocks my Makita spindle from "adjusting downward" so I have to raise up the bed "extra height" for many pieces of wood so it will contact the spindle bit. (espcially if its a small length bit). If i remove the upper clamp and use only the lo...
by kristenanne77
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: What is a good color for the "sides" of a picture, carving or lettering?
Replies: 1
Views: 716

What is a good color for the "sides" of a picture, carving or lettering?

I made a few various pics and lettering type fonts on light wood, pine and poplar. I finished the tops with various colors. I did nothing to the sides. What would be a good "neutral" color for the sides? Should I leave it just the wood grain and sand it, or apply a dark stain and sand smooth? Thanks K
by kristenanne77
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Where can I add a PhotoVCarve post processor?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Where can I add a PhotoVCarve post processor?

I saved a test pvc file made in PhotoVCarve.
Imported the pvc file to VCarve desktop.
The process seems to work.

Thanks
K
by kristenanne77
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Where can I add a PhotoVCarve post processor?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Where can I add a PhotoVCarve post processor?

I haven't used PhotoVcarve in a long time. I have used the PhotoVCarve function in VCarve desktop10.5, but the PhotoVCarve program gives a little more flexiblity. My ShapeOko postprocessors for PhotoVCarve show up in the PhotoVCarve post processor directory, but they do not show up on the drop-down ...
by kristenanne77
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Anyone make a homemade Holddown that adjusts to tighten from the side?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Anyone make a homemade Holddown that adjusts to tighten from the side?

Has anyone made a homemade hold-down clamp that would adjust to fit snugly laterally against the workpiece on T-tracks. In my mind I was wondering if there was a way to use a small turnbuckle between two pieces in the the track rails and use the turnbuckle to tighten one end against the workpiece. T...
by kristenanne77
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Question about sanding top immediately after carving?
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

Re: Question about sanding top immediately after carving?

I used General Finishes Enduro Sanding Sealer. Let dry. Then put on Watco Danish Oil Medium walnut for the stain over the dried sanding sealer. I did that yesterday. Its still tacky, so am not sanding yet. Was I supposed to sand after putting on the sanding sealer and before the stain? Where are the...
by kristenanne77
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Question about sanding top immediately after carving?
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

Re: Question about sanding top immediately after carving?

After carving I applied sanding sealer and let it dry. I then applied stain. It is taking a LONG time for stain to dry. Am i supposed to sand after applying sanding sealer and before appling stain?

Thanks
K
by kristenanne77
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Need advice on finishing "sides" of wood
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Need advice on finishing "sides" of wood

Engraved photo or whatever on surface of wood. Gets sanded stained etc. The back is left unfinished. BUT How do you handle the side edges of wood to give a nice appearance? Should they be unfinished natural wood or stained? Many grains soak up way too much stain and look ultra ugly. Looking for idea...
by kristenanne77
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: Question about sanding top immediately after carving?
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

Re: Question about sanding top immediately after carving?

Thanks. Any particular size V bit?

K