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by ElevationCreations
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Laptop Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Laptop Recommendations

Minimum specs I would consider are Intel i7 8th generation or newer,(a 10th generation i5 processor may perform as well as an i7 8th generation) 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD, 4GB Video Card. Buy as much as you can afford and are comfortable with spending, I view laptops as a 3-4 year lifespan. CD-ROMs aren't...
by ElevationCreations
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Gadget Bootcamp
Replies: 38
Views: 4558

Re: Gadget Bootcamp

Jim, Thanks for taking the time and putting these videos together. This is one of those things on my bucket list to get to so I could understand how to do it. The only comment that I have is if you could show an overview and purpose of the gadget during the video introduction prior to getting into t...
by ElevationCreations
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1863

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

The opposing angles will mate without gap, however if you set up the tool for 60 degrees, and the actual angle is 59.4 degrees, you will have a gap and/and misfit between the male and female. If you adjust your tool settings to the measured 59.4 degrees, the SW will create toolpaths for the variance...
by ElevationCreations
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1863

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

It will take some time to understand the limits of your machine and how to work around them. We have been running Shapeoko 3's since they were introduced and have 3, two with the HDZ upgrade. Our our first machine serial number was 0063. Regarding the V-Bit Angles, each manufacturer can have varianc...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1863

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

We have had issues with the angle on the Whiteside bits, some are right on 60 degrees, others are plus or minus. Judging from the photos and my experience it looks like the angle is off. Keep in mind if you have your start depth at .2" and flat depth at +.1, your total DOC on the tool path is .3", w...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1863

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

As others have stated, check the angle of your V-bit. Also check your machine to ensure proper belt tension, the pulleys are tight on the stepper motors, machine squareness, bed flatness. Other things to check and experiment - Your Z height & where you are touching off, feed rate on V-carve, and plu...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwic

How much weight is going to be held by the magnets or will it just be used to hold location markers? You will probably need more than single ply veneer on top of the metal. Keep in mind that you will have 3 different materials with three different rates of expansion/contraction - extreme heat and co...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: These stools rock!
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: These stools rock!

Thanks Bill! I noticed the stools at the SB booth but didn't take the time to look at them closely. I was more interested in the Desktop Max.

Do these break down when transporting to shows or are they glued/screwed together?

Thanks again!
by ElevationCreations
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Red Oak and Walnut Zank V-Inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 3303

Re: Red Oak and Walnut Zank V-Inlay

The letter press type clamp can exert alot of force, but are becoming more difficult to find. We use the deep throat Harbor Freight C clamps with 1/2" HDPE blocks waxed and hardwood backing blocks between the piece and clamp, any dried excess glue pops right off the HDPE. We want to try to make Cam ...
by ElevationCreations
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: zero plane unusual behavior???
Replies: 19
Views: 1387

Re: zero plane unusual behavior???

I've had this occur before what Scott is pointing out. Try to look at your model layers and the order they are in and create vector boundaries around your model once the finished size is correct just prior to setting up your tool paths. I have VCP9.5, not Aspire, but can attest to the edge deformati...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thin Plywood
Replies: 21
Views: 2726

Re: Thin Plywood

You may want to check with a shop which lays up custom veneer panels for architectural millwork, they have heat presses and can make custom large sheets to your specs.
by ElevationCreations
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Free Project & Training - VCarve Inlays for Beginners
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: Free Project & Training - VCarve Inlays for Beginners

Tomg- if you are getting a gap on the inlays check the angle of the V-Bit against the design. We have had to change brands due to sharpening discrepancies with one manufacturer. You may want to check your machine for square also as any variation will be doubled on V-inlay since you are flipping the ...
by ElevationCreations
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Unwanted ridge
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Unwanted ridge

I haven’t had the opportunity to model in Aspire, however I had a similar problem to this in ‘reverse’ from placing a model in a dish and multiplying in VCP. I would get a rabbet around the carved dish of about .05”. It turned out to be a slight variation between dish size and the boundary vector of...
by ElevationCreations
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Next Wave Automation touch plate with Shapeoko
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: Next Wave Automation touch plate with Shapeoko

I believe the Carbide Motion controller uses a Molex KK series 2 pin connector. It is the same style they use for limit switches.

Not sure if the Nextwave Touch probe requires power. I made Touch plates from 1/4” aluminum bar stock, works fine, no power required.
by ElevationCreations
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: We’re coming to DENVER! Save the date & book your place!
Replies: 138
Views: 356476

Re: WE’RE COMING TO DENVER! SAVE THE DATE & BOOK YOUR PLACE!

The Great American Beer Festival is the weekend before. The hotel is across the street from the Denver Convention Center.

The Light Rail goes past the hotel and has a stop at the convention center, if you can find a hotel near the light rail that may help for transportation.