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by Hivoltage
Thu May 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Rings

If those of you who do not have a 4th/rotary axis you can still make a ring using 2 sided carving. Just make sure the lesser detail is on the sides your not cutting directly on. If you want you can easily just use a square block and make a 4 side cut. Tricky to pull off but you will have the ability...
by Hivoltage
Mon May 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Rings

@ TReischl
If I did that there wold be a chance of it spinning and ruining it.
The jig would be just a simple clamp that holds it in place while you bore it.
No chance of it sliding or moving.
by Hivoltage
Sun May 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Rings

I used a rotary tool (similar to a dremel) to carve out the center.
I would have used the mill but I did not set up a jig to do it yet.
I will be doing that later.
by Hivoltage
Fri May 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Rings

Glad you folks like it. If anyone ever needs help doing one let me know. My entire system is custom built. I could easily help anyone who wants to add a 4th axis to their existing setup. I will not matter what you have cause I can work with just about any system out there. Mine is using a Gecko 540 ...
by Hivoltage
Thu May 07, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Rings

Made a ring as a test to see how detailed I could get with this. I started out with a poplar wooden dowel. Then I created a rough pass then a detail pass. In the modeling tab I used the technique from the tutorials to create a center for the ring to hold it in the chuck and tailstock. This is the ro...
by Hivoltage
Thu May 07, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: some pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: some pictures

I like the horses you did. I too have been trying to make money with my machine. It has gone through a lot of changes. (Mainly improvements) One person told me that their friend would pick up random wood and carve things. He then sold them out the back of his vehicle. Perhaps you can do something si...
by Hivoltage
Thu May 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Iris, peep hole
Replies: 8
Views: 2992

Re: Iris, peep hole

I made an iris and set it up with a servo.
Worked pretty good.
This is simple and I have seen similar online.
The one I did had 10 blades.
:)
by Hivoltage
Thu May 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Bench I've redone
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: Bench I've redone

Too bad we didn't keep the bench ends we had. Would have sent them to you for a custom job.
by Hivoltage
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

I will see if I can do this soon.
Then I will post my findings.
Things here have been very busy with other projects that has made my time even getting to the machine next to nothing.
:/
by Hivoltage
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

I will try to decrease the feed speed and plunge rates to 1/2 of their current values and see if that will work.
by Hivoltage
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

TReischl: Yes I know there is nothing wrong with the file. Vectric already discovered that. What I am having issue is with the machine itself. The mach3 setup or settings I have. There may be something not set right somewhere. I am new and do not fully understand it all. I can post screenshots of my...
by Hivoltage
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

Here is the V-Carve file I used.
by Hivoltage
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

Ok here is the file for those of you wanting to take a stab at it.
Its small and its for the roughing pass. The detail pass doesn't seem to have any issue.
by Hivoltage
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

I forgot to add that I am using Mach3 and a gecko 540 controller for XYZ and the A is controlled by a TB6600
My issue could be how Mach3 is interpreting the code. Maybe there is some setting that can be changed to fix this. I do not know.
by Hivoltage
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

1st I cannot contact the manufacture of my system. I have modified it. They do not use Mach3. They do not use a gecko 540 controller. 2nd. I do not think its a bug. Its something that I am not aware of as I am new. I just need to know how to fix this situation. I use Vcarve Pro and the post processo...