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by Gocarter
Sun May 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Router Plane
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: Router Plane

I also will say great job. l often am at my traditional bench using hand planes or had cutting dovetails while my CNC is busy working away. I've received a fair amount of ribbing from friends who think that I am not a real woodworker anymore because of my CNC. I think that woodworking skills make yo...
by Gocarter
Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: toolpath issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: toolpath issues

Don't understand what you mean by "select"? What specifically are you doing differently in the two examples? If I highlight the entire drawing and components all in one go, the toolpaths are all weird. If it does not work, then if I select, the wings, for example, and do a finish tool path on those...
by Gocarter
Wed May 22, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: toolpath issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

toolpath issues

I have been having issues with toolpath creation. Here is what I want to copy: 62ec83bff7859b8d6b12bafc1f3458d5.jpg If I select the entire drawing with all the comentents at one time, this is the result: raven fail.JPG If I select component by component, this is the result: raven good.JPG This is my...
by Gocarter
Mon May 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: CNC made bench and chair
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

CNC made bench and chair

IMG_4998.jpg I have made some prototypes of a bench and chair. I made them in spruce (the black is spruce with General Finishes dye stain). I just wanted to see how the design looked, and how it felt. Designs can look great on paper (or onscreen) but don't deliver on comfort. I used a corner chisel...
by Gocarter
Mon May 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: High altar scaled model
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: High altar scaled model

Superlative!
by Gocarter
Sun May 19, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire and Mach4
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Aspire and Mach4

Thank-you for the great information. My machine is on its way, so I will stick with Mach3 for now, but will look into the options that you outlined here.
by Gocarter
Sat May 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire and Mach4
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Aspire and Mach4

Is anyone using Mach4 with Aspire? I have always used Mach3, and with good success. I really have not had any issues with it. On the website, they bill Mach4 as a reworking of the software; increased speed, being able to handle larger files. Does anyone know, are these real world benefits? I have ju...
by Gocarter
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: circle maze
Replies: 8
Views: 4018

Re: circle maze

Great job. I love the originality of this.
by Gocarter
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Miniature mantel clock 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Miniature mantel clock 2

Nice job.

I'm beginning to use Alder a lot for my work. I really like it. It carves great and finishes very nicely.
by Gocarter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two rail sweep issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Two rail sweep issues

Wonderful! Thank you so much. That really helps. Saved me a lot of time.
by Gocarter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Using a Wacom Intuos Pro with Aspire
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Re: Using a Wacom Intuos Pro with Aspire

I use the Wacom Intuos (not pro) tablet for my modeling in Aspire. I have not used it for anything else. Personally I find the mouse easier for most functions, but for modeling, it works great.
by Gocarter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two rail sweep issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Two rail sweep issues

I could use some help. I'm programing a cut for a table edge. I want a uniform taper. When I do a round table, it works great. table edge round.jpg table edge round drawing.JPG When I try to do the same thing with an oval, the edge thickness is inconsistent. I understand why, I think. It is calculat...
by Gocarter
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: copy of a museum piece
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

copy of a museum piece

I saw this in the Havana national arts museum this weekend and thought that I would try to copy it - Aspire scultping tools work well - I needed a little help from another program though. But I am reasonably happy with it.
Mine is cut in maple, 3 1/2 x 8", but with a 1/16"ball end mill.
by Gocarter
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2018 User Group Meeting in Chicago - Book Your Place.
Replies: 42
Views: 175547

Re: 2018 User Group Meeting in Chicago - Book Your Place.

Hotel appears to be fully booked already! :(
by Gocarter
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Rocking Chair with All parts cut on CNC
Replies: 6
Views: 3623

Rocking Chair with All parts cut on CNC

This is the chair that I designed and made. This is the third attempt at it. The first one was powerfully uncomfortable. I learned a lot from that one. The second one was much better. This one is just right. I hate plywood. It is going to be a long time before I work with it again. I could not have ...