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by edwan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: toolpath strategy for complex shape bookshelf
Replies: 31
Views: 4260

Re: toolpath strategy for complex shape bookshelf

From the pictures its hard to know the scale, but seeing how the grain on the drawer fronts match the body, I am guessing its a bandsaw box. Very creatively cut. I might give something like that a try. Very creative. Sort of Art Nouveau. One could make something similar by stacking and cutting layer...
by edwan
Sun May 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: datum orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: datum orientation

Never mind. I'm an idiot. Been away to long. Operator trouble here.
by edwan
Sun May 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: datum orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 687

datum orientation

I have not been able to devote much time to my cnc lately. I did upgrade to vcarve 9. I setup a job and noticed my gantry moved the wrong direction. So I figured Ah HA, I must have set the datum wrong. I went back to vcarve and checked, it was at top left (where I usually put it). but the orientatio...
by edwan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best tool for Pocketing large areas
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Best tool for Pocketing large areas

I use the Amana 0 flutes for plastic. I pocket .225 acrylic at 140 ipm. I also profile cut it in one pass at 140 ipm. It also leaves a nice edge finish suitable for polishing. As long as its an 0 flute, Amana or Onsurd will do the job. At those speeds a big shank wont buy you anything unless you are...
by edwan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Self Centering Jig
Replies: 15
Views: 5571

Re: Self Centering Jig

Great idea! Thanks
by edwan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world
Replies: 808
Views: 2422158

Re: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world

EdWan
Schaumburg, Il 60193
by edwan
Thu May 25, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Last Pass of profile
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Last Pass of profile

I got it that time. That make sense. Thanks for the clarification.
Feels good not to keep damaging the desk.
by edwan
Wed May 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Last Pass of profile
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Last Pass of profile

I am misunderstanding the operation. I thought leaving a profile allowance of say .05" meant that the cut left .05" uncut, which a Last pass of "0.0" would then cut to the final dimension. Doesn't this mean that the final size is off by the last pass dimension? I have read the manual and the spot wh...
by edwan
Wed May 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Last Pass of profile
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Last Pass of profile

I cant seem to get the "last pass" part of a profile cut to work. If I cut a profile and leave a , say .05 allowance, then I select "Last Pass", 0.0 allowance, reverse direction.
It does not do the last pass cut.

Surely this is operator trouble. I have been here before.
Any suggestions?
by edwan
Wed May 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocketing out large areas
Replies: 8
Views: 2499

Re: Pocketing out large areas

Amana makes one that may work for you. #45236. 1" cut with a 1/4" shank.
by edwan
Fri May 05, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Make grid for spoil board in V Carve Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 6422

Re: Make grid for spoil board in V Carve Pro

Opps! I should have said, "Do it as a POCKET". Define the origin and area(and the bit in tools of course). Set the steep over. I use a raster cut at a fairly high feed speed.
This way there are no lines to draw and nothing to calculate.
by edwan
Fri May 05, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Make grid for spoil board in V Carve Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 6422

Re: Make grid for spoil board in V Carve Pro

What Scott said. Do it as a profile. Define the origin and area(and the bit in tools of course). Set the steep over. I use a raster cut at a fairly high feed speed.
by edwan
Wed May 03, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Surfacing bits
Replies: 16
Views: 6583

Re: Surfacing bits

I use one of the surfacing bits by Amana (Toolstoday in the U.S.) They have rotatable/replaceable carbide inserts. I haven't needed to rotate the insert even once in over a year.
Sizes from 1" to 4" diameters. The bigger the pricier!
by edwan
Mon May 01, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Superheroes board
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Re: Superheroes board

Great idea! You could put magnets on the backs. They would make colorful refrigerator magnets.
by edwan
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plywood clock
Replies: 12
Views: 4535

Re: Plywood clock

Those tab slots do look very square. In any event its a nice design.