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by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Coming along - Feet Yes or No
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Coming along - Feet Yes or No

Feet on serving tray? I always want a serving tray to sit flat for stability when there isn't quite enough room for it while unloading.

Feet will make it wobble in some situations.

That is the best looking tray in my book! +1
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Last Pass and Preview
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Last Pass and Preview

And I think I remember that "last pass" will ignore lead-in and lead-out settings.

Without redoing a part, I'm remembering that is why I quit using it and just created my own "last pass" toolpath.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: 3D without a Model
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: 3D without a Model

Now, try it in plexi and light up the edges. :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Down Loading Projects
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Down Loading Projects

Typically, templates and documents are restricted/regulated, but the products from those items are your own to do with as you please.
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: ShopBot Help
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: ShopBot Help

Barry Anderson wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:44 pm
Took the tech 1 minute to tell him to put a minus sign in front of the 'y' unit value. It now cuts as it should.
I'm confused. Isn't that another way of saying the steppers are wired backwards? Go figger. :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: material hold down
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: material hold down

My problem with hot glue is that it cools too fast. I ended up with some kind of "lumps" underneath that caused variances in Z height.
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: ShopBot Help
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: ShopBot Help

Barry, you didn't say which way it was flipped. You have either the X or the Y steppers wired backwards. That's why flipping it "corrects" the problem.

The way you flipped the image to make it work tells you whether your X or your Y needs to be checked.
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Cherry wood clock
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Cherry wood clock

Lookin' good. Did you use a mask to paint the letters, or do you have endless patience? :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Micahel Mezalick's Tips & Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Micahel Mezalick's Tips & Tricks

Wow. If I just copy Michael's stuff, will my stuff be mesmerizing, too? :D It looks so easy the way he shows the how-to-do-it.

Thanks for the reminder, John!
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: resetting the view
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: resetting the view

... or just double-click the title bar on the window.
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Walnut Live Edge
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Walnut Live Edge

I've always enjoyed watching videos where craftsmen go from a tree trunk to furniture. Magnificent process, Jay.

That joint holding the legs together is a mystery to me. How did you do that?
by Tex_Lawrence
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Puzzle fun
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Puzzle fun

These corian pieces have an - offset of -.004, -.003 and -.002, amazing what difference a small amount makes. From the photo, I can't see much/any difference from 0.002 to 0.004. I'm assuming putting them together feels different. Does the 0.004 feel really sloppy in comparison? My wife is a puzzle...
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Whiteside sufacing bit plunging too deep.
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Whiteside sufacing bit plunging too deep.

Karl, you've attached a screen capture where your material thickness in Job Setup is 0.78". Then you've mentioned a board thickness of 0.77". That is 0.010" difference. I set the z based on the top of the material surface using bitzero in Carbide Motion. Don't forget that using the Bitzero device is...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: G-Wizard Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: G-Wizard Calculator

Has anyone used the G-Wizard Calculator to figure out feeds and speeds for adding tools to the database? You need to purchase this software. I downloaded the trial version, but it is a bit complicated. Ask that question on the forum associated with your hardware, and you'll find a spreadsheet avail...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: G-Wizard Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: G-Wizard Calculator

Ask that question on the forum associated with your hardware, and you'll find a spreadsheet available that will better meet your needs ... FREE.