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by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Lettering At One-Half The Thickness
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Lettering At One-Half The Thickness

I make a small lid for a box that I create by pocketing 3/4" board to t/2 (nominally 3/8") . Then I put some lettering on it with a 30° engraving bit. The lettering was developed with text, but converted to curves so I could edit a few nodes. Then I group the vectors, carve "on-the-line", with a sta...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Fun with a point roundover bit
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Fun with a point roundover bit

Getting that cut out without breakage overshadows the use of the roundover bit. Amazing.
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Bitmap textures
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Bitmap textures

highpockets wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Something like this....
Wow, I bet the cut time on that texture is way north of long. :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCarve 10.5 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 63
Views: 4057

Re: VCarve 10.5 is OUT NOW!

If you have Vcarve you don't need Carbide Create from Carbide3D. Each program does about the same thing, only Vcarve does it so much better and easier. Once you've created your toolpaths in Vcarve, you must save them as GCODE. That gcode file is then what your Shapeoko will use to cut your toolpaths...
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Allowance Minder
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Allowance Minder

How did you know I was just looking for that last week? :D Thank you!

I've been using the "+0.250" or "-0.250" trick to get the right direction for fitting fixture tolerances! :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Changing Ungroup default setting?
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Changing Ungroup default setting?

Actually, I think it is just as easy to right-click on the grouped item. There you find an ungrouping choice to make.
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Do not update to a new post-processor if you had one that works!!
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Do not update to a new post-processor if you had one that works!!

... it's just a diversion .... ...Seems to me that someone inside the aforementioned company might not want to admit that they screwed up a whole bunch of users and might be much happier letting the software company take the heat . People have been known to do that from time to time. Just sayin.......
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Do not update to a new post-processor if you had one that works!!
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Do not update to a new post-processor if you had one that works!!

... It is just the way these things work. A fast look at the humongous list of posts makes it pretty clear that Vectric is not making changes to posts unless they are provided by either the machine company or someone using the machine in some quasi official manner, like a dealer, retailer, etc. I d...
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Do not update to a new post-processor if you had one that works!!
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Do not update to a new post-processor if you had one that works!!

.... If it changed in v10.5 it's probably because Shapeoko changed it, not Vectric. Vectric just passed it along.... ...Vectric did not do "something" to the PP "along the way". The machine companies alter the post and provide it to Vectric to be included with the release of software. The machine c...
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cut time on simple sign
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Cut time on simple sign

I was a little envious of your Stinger II, but then I read that it is possible for it to "sing, dance, and impersonate Elvis!" Yikes! :D

You are doing things the right way ... one variable at a time.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Laser Module - Gallery
Topic: 1911 Grip with USMC Globe & Anchor
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: 1911 Grip with USMC Globe & Anchor

Amazing. What did you write, Jan? :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: New chamfer tool Path
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: New chamfer tool Path

Offhand, I'd say set the pass depth on your tool for that toolpath. That's what I do for Vcarve toolpaths to get multiple passes.
by Tex_Lawrence
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: A little something
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: A little something

What I was referring to was the small edge Vee around the profile. Perhaps this was intentional? Not trying to be picky; just interested.
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by Tex_Lawrence
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: The woodwork Galleries in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: The woodwork Galleries in USA

What features of a finished product would indicate what software was used to create that product? :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: A little something
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: A little something

Ditto on what others have posted! I really thought you were somehow over-carving a cast piece. FYI, (not to take away from your art) that Vbit cut on-the-line around the perimeter could use a bit of offset to the outside (or the point is broken). I noticed because that started happening to my cuts. ...