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by ElevationCreations
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: metric on the fly
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: metric on the fly

If you type in the value in the box , and multiply by i equals, the programs will calculate and convert

for example if you type in "19*i=", the program will calculate 0.748031"

and going from inches to metric is ".748031*m=" will calculate to 19mm
by ElevationCreations
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem cutting clipart.
Replies: 26
Views: 937

Re: Problem cutting clipart.

You may want to see if the mfg has a support forum. If you are running a GRBL controller, Github has a wiki on how to view your settings and also what each setting is in relation to. Look at your Z axis motor, lead screw, and coupler. Does your stepper motor have a flat for the set screw and does th...
by ElevationCreations
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem cutting clipart.
Replies: 26
Views: 937

Re: Problem cutting clipart.

Is it possible your bit is slipping in the collet or maybe a problem with your Z axis ?
by ElevationCreations
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem cutting clipart.
Replies: 26
Views: 937

Re: Problem cutting clipart.

Is this a fish in a dish model or a fish model being placed in a dish model? Was your eagle in a dish model which you carved?

If you are trying to place a model in a dish, there are additional steps you need to take, including adding zero plane, merging models, and creating a boundary vector.
by ElevationCreations
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: USB Mach3 Stepper Motor Motion Control Card
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: USB Mach3 Stepper Motor Motion Control Card

You may want to consider Centroid Oak or All-in-One for five+axis. Their Acorn has been very solid, as has their control software, and it supports ATC.
by ElevationCreations
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay not quite fitting right
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Inlay not quite fitting right

If your inlay male is cut too deep for the pocket, you can just sand down the inlay for a tighter fit. As Mike stated, check your bit angle, there is a post on the forum how to check the angle. We've had Whiteside Bits not at 60 degrees and had to adjust the bit angle for the life of that bit. Also ...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Question about roundover bit
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Question about roundover bit

Magnate does sell some round over bits without bearings which can plunge. I've only purchased one radius from them.
by ElevationCreations
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Resin Inlay Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Resin Inlay Dam

Silicone residue on the wood may interfere with film finishes applied to the area. I'd recommend testing this process with your finish first to ensure compatibility. I've had a few jobs in the past to rework due to silicone contamination of the wood where the finish would not bond.
by ElevationCreations
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay: Never Get it Right
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Inlay: Never Get it Right

Dave, which version of Z axis do you have? Belt or HDZ? Getting V-Inlays to work properly on a Shapeoko takes some finessing to get the pocket and inlay to come out correctly. I had to approach the inlay with additional steps to get consistency and quality. Following the video settings exactly is be...
by ElevationCreations
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: machine enclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: machine enclosure

We have two enclosures for the Shapeoko 3 & 3XXL. When we were using shop vacs or dust extractors, the universal motors in each would create heat in the room. We did not blow air into the enclosures, just sized the intake air filter to allow adequate air flow to make up for the CFM of the vac/extrac...
by ElevationCreations
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?

Have you considered changing the router mount to one of Carbide 3D's new mounts or one from Openbuilds or Inventables?

Not sure I understand why the second mount is limiting the Z Depth travel.
by ElevationCreations
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Advice on next machine
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Advice on next machine

What would be a logical next-step? Thank you for your opinion! Determine your budget, your work envelope requirements, options you absolutely require, the space and power you have available for the machine, and any restrictions placing the machine in the work location. Make a list so you can compar...
by ElevationCreations
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Oval Shape
Replies: 46
Views: 1754

Re: Odd Oval Shape

Usually when we need to do something like this we take an overhead picture with a known measurement in the photo to scale in VCP, convert it to gray scale and import as an image and trace, then work on the nodes of the vectors. As far as the taper on the bottom, you could try to use the molding tool...
by ElevationCreations
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thread milling
Replies: 40
Views: 3185

Re: Thread milling

TReischl wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:18 pm
My slotters are large too but I run them at about 16K RPM. I cannot get any slower than that.
Would a keyhole slot cutter work to perform the undercut on the threads?
by ElevationCreations
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Shapeoko with OPT Laser
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Shapeoko with OPT Laser

So the different work co-ordinate systems are stored in the software, and i can switch between them using MDI or macros? Thanks for the tip. Sounds sensible... It uses two different coordinate systems, machine coordinates ( in reference to machine home ) and work offset coordinates - stored in the ...