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by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cuts are too deep
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: Cuts are too deep

Adrian wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:16 am
... I don't think I've been so confused over a simple issue for quite a while.
Don't hang up your spurs and pull out your rockin' chair just yet, Adrian! :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay: Never Get it Right
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Inlay: Never Get it Right

Dave, I've cut a bit of plastic-to-wood inlays with both 60 and 90 bits. The one thing I learned real quick is to set the "pass depth" in Cutting Parameters to something about 1/3 of the total DOC for the inlay. My Shapeoko XXL doesn't like the way that Vectric Vcarve Desktop plunges to the max dept...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Convert 2D to 3D
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Convert 2D to 3D

Take a little off the sharp edges?
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Convert 2D to 3D
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: CONVERT 2D TO 3D

Thanks for the view of your process!

While looking at your list of toolpaths, I was reminded of the point when I decide to start using toolpath grouping in Vcarve Desktop. It really made a difference in reviewing and making changes. It is really an easy drag-n-drop operation.
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Oval Shape
Replies: 46
Views: 993

Re: Odd Oval Shape

highpockets wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:07 pm
... Once baked you CAN NOT go back to the original ingredients, it's a cake ....
Perfect analogy for my brain to wrap around. +1 Thanks!
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Oval Shape
Replies: 46
Views: 993

Re: Odd Oval Shape

Ok, then what is another word for "bake"? Does it mean that something is getting purged in the component and then saved?
by Tex_Lawrence
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: inlaid golf ball
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: inlaid golf ball

pjschwa wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:12 am
Need to cut a sphere into a plaque to hold 1/2 of a golf ball. The ball will rest in it.
I read this as he needed 1/2 of a sphere as opposed to a textured golf ball in 3D.
by Tex_Lawrence
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: inlaid golf ball
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: inlaid golf ball

There was a recent thread about this "bowl" shape, but the jist of it was to use the moulding toolpath.

The "secret" that I learned was to place a 0.005" circle at the center of your bowl for the drive rail, and then choose a 1/4 circle for the profile.
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Masking issue
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Masking issue

clean off the areas where you don't want the paint before it dries. Good advice for the OP, Mike, but when I've tried to do this the paint within the grooves gets dragged back onto the surface and texture also. Is there a trick to get the same effect as masking? There's a fine line between paint to...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Union Stars not same size
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Union Stars not same size

I thought "Virtual Z" came out of cutting traces in printed circuit boards since there is a very small margin for change in Z.
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What is the best router?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: What is the best router?

Makita (Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router). No doubt. You don't need the extra HP, because the machine limits will be reached before you do. (NOT dissing your machine choice! :D )

You'll probably change bearings in the DeWalt, but you will certainly change brushes more often.

That's my 2 cents.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moulding On Profile Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Moulding On Profile Edge

... you need to create a new rail vector by offsetting the perimeter vector inward by the width of the sweep. The moulding profile will go on the outside of this new vector. Use the perimeter vector to cut the part out, but not for the moulding. That explains a lot about my last moulding project. T...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: edge lit acrylic sign question
Replies: 23
Views: 1440

Re: edge lit acrylic sign question

Use the rule to cut shallower the closer you are to the light. You can find some examples where someone put two rows of two different color LEDs in the bottom. Then the intentionally deeper cut "intercepted" more of the deeper placement color LEDs giving a two color sign.
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Saved notification
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Saved notification

I would be happy with a FILE PATH indicator without having to go to FILE SAVE AS to find the path.

Most software has a FILE CHANGED indicator rather than a FILE SAVED indicator, but both would be nice! :D