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by mike.davison
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rotary Job Components "Invert"
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Rotary Job Components "Invert"

Thanks so much! Zero planes.... I've never quite grasped these so will go review them. When I started having trouble I reviewed the 'Rotary Modeling a Spindle' tutorial and the zero plane is deleted in that tutorial without any explanation so I did the same. Bad assumption on my part. Again, I'll go...
by mike.davison
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rotary Job Components "Invert"
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Rotary Job Components "Invert"

Not sure how to explain what I'm seeing since it's so crazy. Using the latest Aspire 9.5, doing a rotary job. The 3D view looks good then, if I open the "material setup" under tool paths or the "job size and position" under "edit" the model will "invert" even if all I do is open the "job size and po...
by mike.davison
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCarve on Macbook
Replies: 8
Views: 8494

Re: VCarve on Macbook

Taking this thread in a different direction .... I'm using Parallels on MBP and find it works quite well. One silly question, however. I'm using the trackpad rather than an external mouse and find the 2-finger drag to zoom in/out goes way too fast and I've not found the right adjustment. Not sure if...
by mike.davison
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tiling Option
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Tiling Option

Take a look at the generated G code. If you have 3 tiles you'll have T1_filename, T2_filename and T3_filename. Each file will be a separate job so will support multiple tools if your machine supports too changes. Take a look at the generated files; you'll see. Aligning the tiles is an interesting ch...
by mike.davison
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: moulding toolpath question
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Re: moulding toolpath question

Change the direction of the drive rail?
by mike.davison
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Bevel the end of a part
Replies: 24
Views: 6760

Re: Bevel the end of a part

This may be one of those cases where a table saw or some other conventional woodworking machine is faster. Something to consider. If the slope matches that of a V bit or of some other profile router bit/cutter you could do a very simple profile cut. Any chance you could create a jig to hold the boar...
by mike.davison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Bandsaw Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 7998

Re: Bandsaw Selection

I have a Grizzly 17" and am very happy with it. It handles all tasks, including resaw, very well. I have been impressed with Laguna machines as well and own a couple. Leo lays out what are really important features on any saw -- cast iron wheels, trunnions and tables. Heavy. Strong. Avoid vibration ...
by mike.davison
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Profile Bit
Replies: 8
Views: 2279

Re: Profile Bit

It does if your spindle has the horsepower to drive it, your machine is rigid enough and your steppers/servos can push it at that speed. That would be right around where I would drive a bit like that day in day out. Running it slower will lead to higher temperatures and shorter bit life. However, i...
by mike.davison
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Profile Bit
Replies: 8
Views: 2279

Re: Profile Bit

so.... I'm curious if I'm interpreting the Onsrund data correctly. Arbitrarily choosing a 57-200 series 1/2 bit, looks like the chip load should be .008, depth 1/2", feed rate 240 ipm and rpm 15000. (.008 = 240 / (15000 x 2) ). Does that seem reasonable? I've been using a much slower feed rate (norm...
by mike.davison
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moulding Toolpath Error Message
Replies: 15
Views: 2875

Re: Moulding Toolpath Error Message

Your molding profile is probably to fit (twice) in that narrow section of your rail. Not sure as I don't see the molding profile in that screen shot.
by mike.davison
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Indexer Bowls
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: Indexer Bowls

Nice work. Quite inspiring.
by mike.davison
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bowls Carved Using Double Sided Machining
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

Re: Bowls Carved Using Double Sided Machining

Inspiring work! Nicely done.
by mike.davison
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can I modify a 2 Rail Sweep after the fact?
Replies: 11
Views: 6107

Re: Can I modify a 2 Rail Sweep after the fact?

The rails don't go away unless you deleted them so you could delete the model created via the 2 rail sweeps and create new models. Or... .you could resize the model(s) created with 2 rails sweeps. Change the base height or model height. Use the resize tool to, well, resize the model. Some options th...
by mike.davison
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A couple of small problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2129

Re: A couple of small problems

You can run multiple copies of Aspire (assuming this is try of other Aspire programs) to have multiple Aspire windows open at once. I do it all the time.

Perhaps you have an old and a new version of Aspire/etc installed? I have 8.0 and 8.5 installed; perhaps you do too.
by mike.davison
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Imported unwrapped/re-wrapped issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4146

Re: Imported unwrapped/re-wrapped issue

My experience with wrapped jobs matches your's. It can be a useful way to cut round-ish parts, but the flat surfaces are not square and the process is slow. I've watched your video on 2-sided milling of table legs and used that process to create back slats for a chair. I'm still refining the process...