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by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating

I've discovered what a Tapered End Mill with a 1 degree taper is good for. It cleans up those vertical bit lines on the side of a pocket as long as you use "Last" pass on the toolpath.

Well, mostly. :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

I would prefer to get one that doesn't have that sensor on it that senses when you've left the room and messes up when said sensor is tripped. :) They don't make one of those, and it sure isn't a Shapeoko (as much as I like mine.) It makes some sense to be around, but I know what you're after; me, ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

Carbide3D has an active forum where this kind of discussion can get real answers relative to that machine.

I cut lots of stuff with a Shapeoko. You can too.
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed May 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating

dealguy11 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:44 pm
US Router Tools sells standard 1/4" spiral upcut endmills from about $18-$23 depending on cut length.
Steve, thank you for your informative posts. I appreciate it!
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 25
Views: 705

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

Well, while my machine is cutting, I'll do what I always do ... look for "Go Bar Clamps!" or something else I've picked up here. :D Some form of that will solve one of my wood clamping problems where I only want to clamp surface stock until the glue sets. Thanks!
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Toolpath Copy

Adrian wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:07 pm
You can import vectors directly from a VCarve file, you don't need to export as a intermediate format first.
Good to be reminded of that, Adrian. Thanks!
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 25
Views: 705

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

Rcnewcomb wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:45 am
Here is one of my projects:
Very interesting clamping jig you're using. Are those plastic tubes or metal?
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Toolpath Copy

Use File/Export/Export Vectors to save all vectors in your new project There is no "File/Export/Export Vectors" in Vcarve Desktop, but there is SVG, ect. But, I get your drift where the actual drawing vectors will now be imported into a project with the toolpaths already installed. That could be a ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sat May 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating

Geez, I go away for a few days and come back to being called "snotty" for something I wrote. If you can tell me what went wrong, then I'd be happy to correct it. No, Tex. I don't excuse you. You asked for help and got it, and then act snotty ? TReischi and adze are Both very knowledgeable and don't ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed May 20, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Lead In / Lead Out
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Lead In / Lead Out

Should you be using the 3D Roughing Toolpath for this job? Well, no. I didn't actually say "3D" in my post. I see what you were thinking, though. If I have a large pocket, I'll sometimes create an offset with allowance to quickly get the pocket. Then I'll come back with a finishing toolpath based o...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon May 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Toolpath Copy

Got this from Vectric ... Adam Moran (Vectric Ltd.) May 18, 2020, 7:39:42 AM GMT Hello, Our deepest apologies; I am afraid toolpath templates are not available in VCarve Desktop as per the comparison table at the bottom of https://www.vectric.com/products I have let the web team know that the produc...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Toolpath Copy

Wait a minute ... I don't have a Toolpath/Template on my Vecarve Desktop. Now that I get to my machine, I find it in the help docs under Desktop, but there's no icon in my editor.

Is this for Pro only?
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Toolpath Copy

Thanks. Guess I thought that was for something else! 😁
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun May 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Toolpath Copy

Is there really no way to copy/export a toolpath to a different file in Vcarve Desktop? Many times I open another instance of Vcarve just to exactly copy parameters to a toolpath in a different file . I've needed that quite a few times, but have been able to avoid it by putting custom items on diffe...
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri May 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Tapered Ball Nose Bit not Simulating

Well, excuse me.

I appreciate that 1 degree is technically tapered, but this is what was presented by Amana.

Ok, thanks. I'll go to Amana and get their database corrected.