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by redwood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drying Limbs
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Drying Limbs

Thanks for the effort guys. I had done a search for drying these things and there is lot's of info, but so many varied techniques that it is mind boggling, and of course the results are just as varied. I cut up some of the limbs in 4' sections a couple of days ago, and despite damp and cold weather,...
by redwood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drying Limbs
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Drying Limbs

So no one dries branches and slices them up to carve.
by redwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drying Limbs
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Drying Limbs

We had 18" of wet snow one day last weekend. It took down around 8 Manzanita trees on my property. I would love to try some of the carvings that Scott does and wonder if this is feasible with Manzanita. I assume that I should dry the limbs first, but maybe not. Should I cut them up into smaller piec...
by redwood
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Model thickness

Nah, stupid is when I start a new job on a real thick piece and I do not bother to rezero the tool. I have a list of stupids that is epic. I haven't done that in quite awhile, but it's one of my biggest fears as I continue to get older and my memory get's poorer. On more then one occasion, I've re-...
by redwood
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Model thickness

Got it now. Apparently the model is 3/4" thick on the outside border, which of course I didn't see because I cut it out the full thickness of my 1 1/2" thick board. I ran the preview without the cutout and measured how deep the cut was on the outside and low and behold it was 3/4" deep. I rarely use...
by redwood
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Model thickness

Also, screenshots would be nice. "Snipping Tool" for Windows works nicely for that. To quote myself. Without being able to see what you see we're all like the proverbial blind-men trying to figure out what an elephant is. What can I show you to help you understand what I'm asking? I've shown you th...
by redwood
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Model thickness

I'm still so confused. Could it be because it is a imported STL plus modifications and additions by myself. Other then the cutout, I'm pretty much stuck milling it as a whole model. I've done lot's if signs assembling Vectric parts and I don't seem to remember having this issue. In the end, maybe it...
by redwood
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Free Model (Anchor)
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Free Model (Anchor)

I don't know, I think I've seen that anchor somewhere else.
by redwood
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Model thickness

I don't seem to understand this. From the help in the software. Model Thickness This field simply reports the thickness of your composite model (as built from all your currently visible components). Scale Model Height The Set... button can be used to change the Z Height of the Composite 3D Model (th...
by redwood
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Model thickness

Finish toolpath.
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by redwood
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Model thickness
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Model thickness

In my material setup, I have my material thickness as 1.5 in.. I have the modeling thickness at .749 in and the gap above the model .01 in. My modeling plane is at -.759 in. After the toolpath preview, the deepest cut is .507 in. In my brain, that makes the model thickness ..506 in. What happened to...
by redwood
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Death of the Dremel
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Death of the Dremel

I also have the cordless Dremel with a extra battery. I use it all the time. No issues in 4 years.
by redwood
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Purchased model issues
Replies: 24
Views: 750

Re: Purchased model issues

So I reworked this model a little, adding some different trees over the existing ones and a little dirt, here and there. I'm pretty sure everything I did was available in V-Carve.

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by redwood
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Purchased model issues
Replies: 24
Views: 750

Re: Purchased model issues

I will apologize for placing this topic in the Vcarve forum. I originally posted this to get opinions on the actual model and whether it was suitable for using on clients project with minimal modification. I figured I would get the most views here. I will also say that I don't consider myself a novi...
by redwood
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Purchased model issues
Replies: 24
Views: 750

Re: Purchased model issues

The tree isn't totally submerged into the mountain, but there isn't any foliage, like the tree on the far left. Maybe it's winter. Seriously though, you can feel the mountain sticks out all around the tree, there is a indent where the tree is. I will fill in under the cabin and I can tweak other thi...