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by BArnold
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Text Scaling Issue/Question
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Text Scaling Issue/Question

Bingo, Stu!

I did exactly as you said and the text box worked as you said it should.

Shoulda known it would be something simple and it sure was!

By the way, my name is Bill. I use my wife's name, Bobbie, in most of my testing so she knows I'm thinking about her! :)
by BArnold
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Text Scaling Issue/Question
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Text Scaling Issue/Question

I'm testing a rotary axis I added to my laser engraver. The rotary is driven from the Y axis. Everything is working electrically and mechanically. I set up a drawing and am befuddled by what's happening. My work space is 3" long with a diameter of 1". The text is aligned along the 3" on the X axis. ...
by BArnold
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Jewelry Cabinet With CNC Elements
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Jewelry Cabinet With CNC Elements

Thank you for your comments, everyone!!!
by BArnold
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Jewelry Cabinet With CNC Elements
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Jewelry Cabinet With CNC Elements

I recently finished this jewelry cabinet for my wife after many years of design tweaks. It consists mostly of routine woodworking efforts, but is enhanced with elements designed in VCarve Pro and made on my CNC. Here's the overall look of the cabinet. JCB_a-sm.jpg A look from above showing the bow f...
by BArnold
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: Laser

I have the 4.2w J-tech and for what I use it for it is great, but its driver is not variable power ... I'm just learning my way around the JTech 2.8w laser. It appears to use the same driver as the 4.2w and is variable power. It uses the PWM signal from a BOB to control the power level. My system i...
by BArnold
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: Laser

J-Tech has come good options: https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=2520
by BArnold
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser in Tool Database
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Laser in Tool Database

I recently updated to VCarvePro v9.512 and it has a 'Laser Cutter' in its definitions.
by BArnold
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3 watt laser
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: 3 watt laser

The instructions for you laser should provide that information. Example: I recently set up a J-Tech 2.8W unit on my CNC. Its instructions say it should achieve proper focus between 1.25" and 3" from the surface of the material. I currently have mine set at about 1.5" and adjusted the focus to provid...
by BArnold
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: User-Defined Folders
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

User-Defined Folders

I recently installed the latest update to VCarve Pro v9.5 and was pleased to see there is a 'Laser' tool that can be defined now. I have been using an end mill definition modified such that it used parameters that worked for my laser. I'm just starting to learn laser engraving and every little bit h...
by BArnold
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser in Tool Database
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Laser in Tool Database

steve596 wrote:would this work on a 2 axis rig then as I am using an actual laser rig not a 3 axis cnc will the z just be ignored
Not knowing the specifics of your setup, I cant answer for sure.

I use VCarvePro 9.5 to create my drawings and the J-Tech PP that eliminates any Z movement to create gcode.
by BArnold
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser in Tool Database
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Laser in Tool Database

Vectric mentioned a laser module “coming soon” so I guess that is what it is for. I have mine set up as an end mill currently and it work fine with the quick engrave toolpath. I am eagerly awaiting the release of the laser module to see what functionality it adds. I had not heard about a 'laser mod...
by BArnold
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser in Tool Database
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Laser in Tool Database

I've searched for previous posts like this and haven't found an answer, so bear with me. I'm using VCarvePro v9.5 to create drawings for my new laser install on my CNC. I've been using a regular engraving bit tool to create my gcode and it's working fine. Then, I saw that there is a provision to set...
by BArnold
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Strange Occurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: Strange Occurance

UPDATE: I ran some tests today to determine what caused my issue. Although I had run some larger curved parts at the 100ipm feed rate with no problem, I slowed the cut on this smaller piece to 30ipm. That made a difference in the accuracy, but I also spotted another factor. When going to the Toolpa...
by BArnold
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Strange Occurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: Strange Occurance

That's a hell of a warp in that board! Obviously, the depth of the cut will depend on where you set your z-zero. The warp may not be symmetrical so when you flip the board over... That "warp" is called a 40" radius arc. The piece is a rail for a cabinet door I designed. The board is dead flat. I fl...
by BArnold
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Strange Occurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: Strange Occurance

... I am noticing that not only are you cutting a very thick material but you are also cutting along the grain structure of the material at a relatively high feed speed. Even with the sharpest cutters cutting along the grain there is some resistance due to grain structure. There is also no ramp int...