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by gkas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Making vectors
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Making vectors

This looks good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twPgQ1gvQrs. It uses open source maps.
by gkas
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 604

Re: un-grouping letters

No problem with your question. The reason the 'why' is asked is because a better solution may be possible. That is what is great about this forum. By following these threads, you learn possibilities that you didn't even know existed. I learn new techniques almost daily. With a room full of Wizards, ...
by gkas
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego

I stand corrected. Since I am new, I just didn't understand. For my professional conferences they are always revenue generating events for the organizers/hosts and they will always expand the event as the revenue increases because more attendees means more revenue. I didn't realize that there is a ...
by gkas
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: New member saying Hi .............. with many questions to follow!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: New member saying Hi .............. with many questions to follow!!!

One feature that I figure comes in real handy is Increment & Save (CTRL+ALT+S). It increments the current file name by one and saves it, while keeping you in the editor. XYZ.crv becomes XYZ_1.crv. I use it when I feel I'm about to make a major error.... often. 8)
by gkas
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting Boards with Inlays
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Cutting Boards with Inlays

Aussie wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:44 am
Very nice indeed.... I have found also using a press does make a big difference.
+1. I made a cheap press out of this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJ ... UTF8&psc=1 and some scrap wood.
by gkas
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Raised Letters
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Raised Letters

When you mill out the flat, you can set the pocket allowance to a number that will keep bit away from letters. It can even be a negative number. Viewable with 2D drawing style.
2D Drawing Style
2D Drawing Style
by gkas
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego

We filled the Denver venue.... and it was great.
by gkas
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting Boards with Inlays
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Cutting Boards with Inlays

Well, you've darn well figured it out.... Those boards are fantastic. I'm still at the 'inlaid coaster' level. I'm definitely going to do more exploration of the technique. Thanks for showing us.
by gkas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Set Size
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Set Size

Rounding errors. The calculations are based on the pixel size of the project.
by gkas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Hey, I'm new and just need help
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Hey, I'm new and just need help

Save the Nickel job as a double sided job. Copy the outline of nickel to second side. Copy and paste the second side of original and use this 'second side outline' to align the two sides. Now, process as normal double sided job.
by gkas
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Solid Wood "Lithophane"
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Solid Wood "Lithophane"

Very interesting technique.
by gkas
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Auto Inlay Toolpath Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Auto Inlay Toolpath Issue

In fact.... you only have to draw a 1/4 of it. Draw top left, mirror to top right, mirror top to bottom. Done.
by gkas
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: stacked text not clean
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: stacked text not clean

If you use a clearance bit and a smaller bit, make sure you set the Z=0 in the EXACT SAME SPOT. The slightest variation will cause witness lines. I usually pick a spot that will not be milled near the clamps.
by gkas
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: stacked text not clean
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: stacked text not clean

electrictermite wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:12 pm
step over was .1 using whiteside rd1600 bit
If you have a stepover of 0.1, that's about 80%. :shock: That's wayyyy too big. For a nice finish try something like 8%. Large areas is what the clearance tool is for, also at 8%.