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by metalworkz
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Custom Adirondak type chair
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Custom Adirondak type chair

I got the chair stained so here is a pic after stained. There are some minor areas needing attention still but closer to finished.
by metalworkz
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Custom Adirondak type chair
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Custom Adirondak type chair

Here is another chair this time a 49ers fan chair. Painted the logo at top, need to stain and finish it.
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by metalworkz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Custom Adirondak type chair
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Custom Adirondak type chair

Thanks guys for the input and suggestions! I had added the rear foot as an attempt to adjust the angle of the chair, and as is they do not really offer very much adjustment. I'm still making these chairs and always looking to improve them as well as include more CNC carving on them. I have already b...
by metalworkz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Custom Adirondak type chair
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Custom Adirondak type chair

Hello. I have been making some custom Adirondack style wood chairs for about 6 months now and this is my last attempt at creating something just a little more custom than your regular plain wood chair. I have posted some of these chairs in my machine build thread but perhaps I have overloaded that t...
by metalworkz
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"
Replies: 262
Views: 82295

Re: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"

Hello,
Well I got another request for a 49ers fan chair(I believe the team is doing very well this season) and I just stained it yesterday. Here is a picture of the current chair. Other design
ideas are in the works like making these fold down chairs, but the design is not complete yet.
by metalworkz
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Rack and Pinion and changing horses in mid stream
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Rack and Pinion and changing horses in mid stream

I kind of agree with Gedward in that I feel ballscrews are probably going to be more easily adapted to your current system than the rack and pinion drives. I went with rack and pinion on my mid sized CNC router build but that was mostly because I had a source for the racks with a very long assembled...
by metalworkz
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"
Replies: 262
Views: 82295

Re: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"

Thanks, but I guess only time will tell if it was clever or just over thinking!
by metalworkz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"
Replies: 262
Views: 82295

Re: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"

Thanks BigC, I am making these as custom designs as the requests are made, and the lightning bolt chair is next in line. I have tried to make this design so that the same frame will accept different designed backs so perhaps the same chair can become seasonal for sports fans etc. and even just perso...
by metalworkz
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"
Replies: 262
Views: 82295

Re: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"

Just a couple of pics to update items posted earlier. The treble clef is stained ebony with clear and it is a guitar wall hanger. The hanger itself pivots to allow the guitar to hang at a natural plumb and hopefully put less stress on the neck that way as well as to make it easier to mount and remov...
by metalworkz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"
Replies: 262
Views: 82295

Re: Mid sized CNC router/mill using VcarvePro 48" x 48"

Hello all, it has been a while since I did many posts or was very active on the forums. I would just like to update this thread about the mid sized CNC router I have made and some of the things I have been doing with it and my wood working hobby. I have been busy making ranch tables, ranch style ben...
by metalworkz
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trace Bitmap Help
Replies: 19
Views: 2746

Re: Trace Bitmap Help

A lot of good advice given here and yes getting good vectors to work with when tracing for me has always been a tedious and time consuming job. For mos things I want to trace it will require me importing the image and then manually tracing over the image with the drawing tools to create good vectors...
by metalworkz
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best Practices for work areas that are larger than the CNC b
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Best Practices for work areas that are larger than the C

Aside from the tiling option which is a great tool and works very wel, you can also just re-position your work on the machine as needed to cut the entire surface. Either way you will need enough throat depth or clearance on the machine so that the material will not jam on the machine frame etc. If y...
by metalworkz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Importing my own pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Importing my own pictures

Yes Michael is correct in that I normally think of tracing in relation to 2D work. Please give us a bit more to go by and maybe you will get replies more specific to what you want to do with the imported picture.
Wes
by metalworkz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Importing my own pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Importing my own pictures

Importing is simple enough it is getting workable vectors that can take considerable time. The auto trace functions on most tracing software fall short of producing good clean vectors for carving or engraving usually and I find that manual tracing and/or node editing is most always needed to have a ...
by metalworkz
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Large edge lit acrylic
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: Large edge lit acrylic

I agree with Xray in that it will probably fade towards the top but it may still be fine. I have not made one as big as your stated size but I have a Halloween one I did for the front window that is about 24" wide and maybe 18" tall and it works fine but shows the effect that Xray mentioned.