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by nicksilva
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: NEWB question, moving head at end of job
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: NEWB question, moving head at end of job

Submitted with NO guarantees. Take a look at the end of this Shark File: Capture.JPG Presumably it has moved to the defined safe height just before this. This line moves it to the job home (which in this case was the lower left hand corner but could be anywhere). If you're feeling adventurous you ca...
by nicksilva
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: .stl advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1191

Re: .stl advice

It could be your step over. If you want it super smooth it needs a small step. Perhaps 10% or less.
The downside is the amount of time it adds. It's not linear. Cutting the step in half, quads the time it takes.
by nicksilva
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Design & Make Clipart - Gallery
Topic: Which file format to choose
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Which file format to choose

Thank you Scott. that is good information to have.
Is there anyway to convert an STL format to V3M?
by nicksilva
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Fashion Dress
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Fashion Dress

Just a little line work. I really like pen and ink drawings. So while this is really an exercise in converting it to carvable imagery
I really like the results. 4x8" on mesquite.
Image
by nicksilva
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Tiger Box
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Tiger Box

great job! it would have been ideal if you'd done it in 'tigerwood'.
cheers!
by nicksilva
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Trucker Wallet embossing stamp - Rated PG
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Trucker Wallet embossing stamp - Rated PG

This is a 3"x6" embossing plate I made for a trucker wallet. Rather than just show it, I thought I’d go thru the design process. The subject comes from a photograph #1. The initial model is in #2 and is mirrored so that it will be in the same orientation as the photo after pressing. This was done in...
by nicksilva
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Brass stamp - sugar skull
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Brass stamp - sugar skull

scottp55 wrote:Tiny and intricate......AND well done Nick!! :)
Brass you like cutting....360 Free Brass?
scott
thank you. yes, it is 360 brass.
by nicksilva
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Brass stamp - sugar skull
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Brass stamp - sugar skull

This is a 3D (raised) embossing stamp of a sugar skull in solid brass. Even though I cut the back to accept a handle (see earlier post https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=33919 ) It turns out it still requires more pressure than can be had by hand to do the embossing this had to be presse...
by nicksilva
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Brass stamp
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Brass stamp

mtylerfl wrote: What feed/speed/pass depth did you conclude were “best” for your bits and machine?
For the 1/16" endmill I pretty much settled on 20-25 ipm and 2ipm plunge. Speed is 3000 rpm using zero oil with a depth of cut of 0.05". Going faster means it will gum up and perhaps need oil/mister.
by nicksilva
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Brass stamp
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Brass stamp

hello. It’s been a while since I’ve done any work on the HAAS vertical mill. This is an embossing stamp in solid brass. The test subject was a 2D biohazard sign. The back has been cut to accept both handles from the evil empire. The extra weight/bulk of the brass should make for a good impression. A...
by nicksilva
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Laser Engraving
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Laser Engraving

I for one have never been able to use it directly. I have a Universal Laser Systems M300. The driver for it is basically a print driver and it works well with drawing programs such as corel draw including 1:1 positioning for both vectors and rasters. With Aspire, even though I can 'print' to the sam...
by nicksilva
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to do 3d carving
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: How to do 3d carving

the Vectric products aren't the only things that can be used to develop 3d models. Daz Studio 3D & Blender are just a couple of free programs that can be used. They are actually animation programs but you can save the model off as an STL file for import into VC or Aspire. The drawback? They are diff...
by nicksilva
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: A little line work
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Re: A little line work

It is a optical illusion piece of a female. there are no facial features.
by nicksilva
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bit map tracing
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Bit map tracing

try converting it to grey or b/w first. gives it less to try to interpret.
by nicksilva
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My first litho
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: My first litho

Thank you. I guess with the right controller we can turn it into a disco ball.
I'll probably stick to white, but I was thinking about a simple nightlight and what a colored film or cellophane might do to the image.
cheers!