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by Gocarter
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Rotary Axis Work
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Rotary Axis Work

Thanks guys, glad you liked it!

I used some die files to improve details around the eyes and a few other places. I’m usually pretty anxious to get my work off of the machine so I can finish it up by hand. I really enjoy doing the hand work after the machine is finished. It’s very rewarding.
by Gocarter
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Rotary Axis Work
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Rotary Axis Work

I have been working on rotary access work. I made the model Zbrush and then cut it. I made a half size model in Spruce, then a full-size model on Spruce, and attempted a full-size model in alder and lost that because of a flaky uc100 connector. I replaced that and then did another test cut in Spruce...
by Gocarter
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machining allowance on finish tp?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Machining allowance on finish tp?

I did in fact lie to my machine a little bit, by starting my half inch bit a little higher. I have noticed this once or twice on other parts as well; rarely, but I have seen it. I also use another CAD program an they have a machining allowance on finish paths. I was just wondering if it was possible...
by Gocarter
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machining allowance on finish tp?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Machining allowance on finish tp?

Is it possible to have a machining allowance on the finish tool path? I sometimes like to use a half inch ball and mill running at about a 45% step over to do a pseudo-finish tool path. That way I can run my smaller bits at higher speed without worrying about breaking them. I tend to run my half inc...
by Gocarter
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Box lid
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Box lid

I had too look up rest machining. I was unaware of this technique. I think though that this would be a great time to upgrade my Aspire. I'm currently using 8.5... even if you can do it in 8.5 it is time to upgrade.
by Gocarter
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Box lid
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Box lid

I carved this yesterday. It is Cherry, 10.5" x 25", 1 3/4 thick. The design was carved on top of a "pillow". Cut took a total of 17 hours, finish was a tapered ball nose 1/8 (0.125) running at 125 inch per IPM. flourish.jpg flourish detail.jpg I am very pleased with it overall. There are a few thing...
by Gocarter
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Tool Board
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Tool Board

I thought it was time to try something different for organization in the shop. I am taking my tools out of tool boxes and mounting them on a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. It is still a work in progress, but it is coming along. I like carving, so I decided to use my CNC not just for making holders, but als...
by Gocarter
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: It's all in the eyes....
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: It's all in the eyes....

You can even appreciate the plica semilunaris. Great job!

Gordon, Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
by Gocarter
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Latest carve in Maple
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Latest carve in Maple

I love the crispness of the detail!
by Gocarter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bookpress
Replies: 12
Views: 2233

Re: Bookpress

Aussie wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:13 am
Can it be used as an InLay press....
I am sure that I will find some uses for it. I want to do a test with some of the practice screws that I made to find out how much torque I can use. I am unwilling to find out where the failure point is on this project!
by Gocarter
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bookpress
Replies: 12
Views: 2233

Bookpress

I am going to be taking a bookmaking course later this year; they suggest trying to bring a bookpress if you've got one. I didn't have one, so I made one! White Oak finished with Osmo (a finish I would replace my blood with if I could). I have very happy with the crossbar - I used a 1/16 tapered bal...
by Gocarter
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Oak Footstool
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Re: Oak Footstool

Great project! Very creative.
by Gocarter
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Another Sign R2KBA
Replies: 22
Views: 4717

Re: Another Sign R2KBA

Nice work! You roughed it at 300 IMP with a 10 mm bit? That is a lot faster than I usually do. i usually top out at about 100 IPM. I'd love to hear from others about what speeds you would rough that out at. You said that you didn't get the best results with that bit/speed combination. Do you think c...
by Gocarter
Sun May 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Router Plane
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

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: 1467

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...