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by Kayvon
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Wood gear clock in Bamboo
Replies: 14
Views: 3892

Re: Wood gear clock in Bamboo

Tailmaker, that's amazing! Do you have more pictures, videos, or plans available?
by Kayvon
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Wood gear clock in Bamboo
Replies: 14
Views: 3892

Re: Wood gear clock in Bamboo

Coping with a variable amplitude swing of the pendulum which drives the ratchet is a problem. Dick Bipes designed a clever cam mechanism which was too challenging for me. I designed a dual pawl system to drive the ratchet wheel, but it is rather difficult to describe it here. Do you have a descript...
by Kayvon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wooden Clock Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Wooden Clock Plans

Thanks, I actually read those threads before posting, but I couldn't find anyone comparing the different designers.
by Kayvon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Which version of Lua does VCarve use?
Replies: 3
Views: 2405

Re: Which version of Lua does VCarve use?

Have you tried printing the global variable _VERSION? Maybe MessageBox("Lua version " .. _VERSION)
by Kayvon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wooden Clock Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Wooden Clock Plans

Does anyone have experience with clock plans from both Clayton Boyer and Brian Law? And any other designers? I've built a couple of Clayton Boyer's wooden clocks and I'm considering doing another. Clayton's designs are wonderful and his support is second to none. Still, I'm wondering if I should bra...
by Kayvon
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Gadgets - Releases
Topic: Radius All Corners V9 - Auto Run Compatible
Replies: 7
Views: 8652

Re: Radius All Corners V9 - Auto Run Compatible

Has the gadget API been changed in v9? I'm still on v8.5 and I understood there was no planned development for increased API capability.
by Kayvon
Mon May 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Repairing Edge Lit OPPS!
Replies: 3
Views: 1776

Re: Repairing Edge Lit OPPS!

I would copy the existing dash in Aspire into its own project, then take some tight measurements with calipers and align the cnc to exactly where you want the dash. If you're off by a few thous, no one will notice. If you're way off, the entire thing it probably scrap, but it's unlikely to be accept...
by Kayvon
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: New user having trouble with moulding shape
Replies: 9
Views: 3378

Re: New user having trouble with moulding shape

I know you say you don't comprehend the videos but they really are your best way of learning. While I heartily endorse the videos, reading the reference manual was the most beneficial for me. Both are excellent resources and I still recommend the tutorial videos to all newbies. It's a bit like sayi...
by Kayvon
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Shortcut Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 2570

Re: Shortcut Keys

All the short cuts are listed at the very end of the reference manual, at least for VCarve. The tutorials do a good job of tell you when they use shortcut keys so you can follow along. You'll be much faster using shortcut keys over the mouse when you can. For instance, memorizing Ctrl+Z for "undo" i...
by Kayvon
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reducing un-needed pecking on V-Carve Toolpaths?
Replies: 16
Views: 5132

Re: Reducing un-needed pecking on V-Carve Toolpaths?

Mark Bolton wrote:it would be a cool gadget to be able to select all closed vectors below a given size threshold
That's a great suggestion for a gadget. And it wouldn't be that hard to create, either.
Next time I'm stuck removing small vectors, I may just write it up.
by Kayvon
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: no suitable vectors found
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: no suitable vectors found

Is the vector grouped? Select it and hit "U" a couple times to ungroup everything.

Is the vector closed? Select it and hit "J" to join it into a solid vector.
by Kayvon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Total Newbie Needs Help
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: Total Newbie Needs Help

Rcnewcomb wrote:4. You should also use a Zero plane (Model/Add Zero Plane) to eliminate some rough edges
Is that an option in VCarve? I know it is in Aspire.
by Kayvon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: inlay on an angle
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

Re: inlay on an angle

You can try to perfectly model the angle with a 3D creation and cut that, or if you have a control panel that has a "virtual zero" it can sense the angle while you treat everything as flat. If it were me, I'd eschew both of those approaches and just go for simple. Take your workpiece, put risers und...
by Kayvon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Editing the G Code
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Re: Editing the G Code

It should be as simple as removing the corresponding line from your post processor file.

For the curious, "N130 T2 M06" translates to, "This is line 130 [lines usually count by 10's]: Change the tool to Tool2". It's intended for automatic tool changers.
by Kayvon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Unable to rotate image for tracing...??
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Unable to rotate image for tracing...??

Or trace the image while it's sideways and rotate the resulting vectors.