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by Fleming
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Fireplace Surround
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Fireplace Surround

Beautiful work!
by Fleming
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 12 COMMANDMENTS FOR QUALITY V CARVING
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: 12 COMMANDMENTS FOR QUALITY V CARVING

Tex, I do a lot of honorary type plaques for non-profits in black walnut. What the black background does in that case is highlight the foreground of any carvings and accentuates the V carved text. In lighter woods like cherry it does the same. This technique does not preclude cleaning up the carving...
by Fleming
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 12 COMMANDMENTS FOR QUALITY V CARVING
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

12 COMMANDMENTS FOR QUALITY V CARVING

I have compiled a list of suggestions forum members have made to increase the quality of your V Carve projects. Feel free to add your own or clarify the ones shown. Hope this helps you to get better quality :)
12 COMMANDMENTS FOR QUALITY VCARVING.pdf
12 Commandments
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by Fleming
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: CNC Leather Working
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: CNC Leather Working

Thanks for the kind remarks :D

I do want to remind anyone who tries this to MIRROR the drawing when creating the male/female carvings.

I will try to write up a simple step by step project and post it in a few days using wood to create the stamping blanks.
by Fleming
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: CNC Leather Working
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

CNC Leather Working

I have been experimenting with using my CNC to do leather working. This is my first time trying to work with leather but thought I would share what I have learned so far. Below is a PDF that documents what I have learned to date and show some techniques that produce good results. Thanks for looking....
by Fleming
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Combination CNC and conventional woodworking
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Combination CNC and conventional woodworking

Beautiful work! I love carvings based on historical creations.
by Fleming
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits

adze_cnc, Thanks for your more through analysis of total volume of the cone - that math is above me. The only point I was trying to make is that using a set series of pass depths for Vbits and ballnose is not the same as using that setup for a straight edged endmill in terms of material removal per ...
by Fleming
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits

Ed, You are correct, I posted the wrong column of numbers from my spreadsheet. Very sorry for the confusion. The concept I was trying (poorly) to communicate is still valid. The correct numbers for a 90 deg Vbit cutting .5" deep over 5 EQUAL PASS DEPTHS of .1 are as follows: Pass #1 cuts 4% of the m...
by Fleming
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits

FixitMike, You are correct but that is not the issue I was addressing. A Vbit by the nature of its shape cuts differing amounts of material depending on depth and the amount of material cut is related geometrically to the shape of the bit. An endmill cutting .1" at first pass (out of 5) removes 20% ...
by Fleming
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Setting Depth of Cut for V Bits and Ballnose bits

If you are going to do a profile cut using a Vbit or ballnose bit and the depth is such that you want to do it in passes then you normally would go to the Specify Pass Depths window and enter the number of passes and/or set depths for each pass. This works well for endmills but because of the geomet...
by Fleming
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dogwood Barrette
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: Dogwood Barrette

Joe,
Thanks for the detail on how you did that. Very creative!

Paul
by Fleming
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dogwood Barrette
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: Dogwood Barrette

Joe,
You mentioned that it was difficult to get it right. It would be great if you could give us more details as to the steps you used to make that beautiful barrette - especially using the two different woods.

Paul
by Fleming
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dogwood Barrette
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: Dogwood Barrette

Beautifully done! Love the white oak/walnut combination.
by Fleming
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Any tips on turning 3d model into a relief?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Any tips on turning 3d model into a relief?

Mark,

Here are the directions for doing what you want. I developed this technique and posted it a few years back for an older version of Aspire but the concept is still valid. Let me know if you have any questions.

Paul
KEEPING DETAIL WHEN LOWERING THE DEPTH OF AN OBJECT IN ASPIRE.pdf
Lowering depth while keeping detail
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by Fleming
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Totoro
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Totoro

Beautiful work!!! I love the way cherry carves - I wish I had some large pieces of it!