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by Boort
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Holiday Gift Ideas and plans
Replies: 27
Views: 18150

Re: Holiday Gift Ideas and plans

OK I figured out that my zipped project file was too large! I had to break up the project into each critter. So here is what I have to share: PigComplete.jpg A few years ago I created these cartoon moose and pig window hangers for Christmas gifts. They are cut from 1/4" (0.233") BB Plywood. All proj...
by Boort
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Holiday Gift Ideas and plans
Replies: 27
Views: 18150

Re: Holiday Gift Ideas and plans

Thank you for sharing! I'm trying to upload a project but every time I type up a post and attempt to attach a file the page goes blank and the post gets lost. :cry: I have zipped up the crv3d file to make it smaller and even tried just uploading a small image. any ideas what I am doing wrong? BoorT
by Boort
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Wrapped and Sculpt Nouveau
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Wrapped and Sculpt Nouveau

Ed,

Bummer, Here is a quick scan showing your Bowl on the cover, front and center.

Regards,
Rob
by Boort
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Wrapped and Sculpt Nouveau
Replies: 21
Views: 9651

Re: Wrapped and Sculpt Nouveau

Ed,

Congrats on making the cover of American WoodWorker! (#157 Dec/Jan 2012) Well done!

BoorT
by Boort
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A Parting Gift - Snappy Safe Stepper
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: A Parting Gift - Snappy Safe Stepper

Keith

While my CNC router is too small (~12"x12" envelope) to cut the design and send a picture. I have downloaded it so that I can learn from your design. Thank you for allowing us all access to your design! Best wishes to you in your fight against COPD.

BoorT
by Boort
Wed May 25, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vectric Labs!
Replies: 74
Views: 40991

Re: Vectric Labs!

Brian I do not know how dependent the existing code is on Aspire but may I suggest that the point cloud capturing engine could be set up as a standalone program and then open sourced. Let the community expand the functionality. I know that some of the folks working on the Cupcake and Makerbot 3d pri...
by Boort
Tue May 24, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Float Plane
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: Float Plane

Wally Here is an Otter http://www.3dcadbrowser.com/preview.aspx?modelcode=740 They also have a beaver model but it is not set up as a float plane. You will need to join the club to download though. the good news is that they have very open terms "All of the downloadable 3D models available in 3D CAD...
by Boort
Tue May 24, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: can you work in aspire on both sides of material
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Re: can you work in aspire on both sides of material

lpawlett I don't see why vcarve pro could not do this or even Cut2d for that matter. Most of my work in this project is profile cuts, pockets, and peck drilling that needs to be lined up on both sides. I have also added some v-carving to the front side for decoration. The only part that is Aspire sp...
by Boort
Mon May 23, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: can you work in aspire on both sides of material
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Re: can you work in aspire on both sides of material

Lee, You can certainly design and machine both sides of a project in Aspire. I'm in the middle of doing a project now. What I have done is : 1) design the back cuts, and program the tool paths, include an extra toolpath that drilled some index holes in scrap on the back side. 2) create a new layer f...
by Boort
Sun May 22, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: WOOD textures...
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

Re: WOOD textures...

The pics if "exotic" looks a lot like some Cocobolo that I have used here. If you cut it does it have a chocolate like smell? If it is it is hard oily stuff that generally takes a nice polish.

BoorT
by Boort
Fri May 20, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3d scanning and one cool shop
Replies: 60
Views: 12857

Re: 3d scanning and one cool shop

Graham I think that this is the same Khalid who is active on the David Laser Scanner forums and runs the http://free3dscans.blogspot.com/ site. (The same sofa pics posted to the blog earlier today so I think this is a good assumption :) ) If so check out these links to see some of the awesome work K...
by Boort
Fri May 20, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Glass Jar Jig
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Glass Jar Jig

Ron I like your jig idea. Will it work without having some sort of hold down for each jar? How about a clamp across the mouths or a finger that pushes down inside the jar (like half of a clothes pin?) I have done glasses on an Epilog laser and while it can be done without a holddown I have always us...
by Boort
Thu May 19, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3d scanning and one cool shop
Replies: 60
Views: 12857

Re: 3d scanning and one cool shop

Khalid

Was that done with David Laser scanner? or something else like a Next?

BoorT
by Boort
Wed May 18, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Where can I find the "full round" 3d models
Replies: 14
Views: 3281

Re: Where can I find the "full round" 3d models

Gregg Try http://artist-3d.com/ they have a bunch of free 3d models most are not suited for cnc carving but some are. For example Carved Fish http://artist-3d.com/free_3d_models/dnm/model_disp.php?uid=3136 Stallion Horse Sculpture http://artist-3d.com/free_3d_models/dnm/model_disp.php?uid=917 Bear h...
by Boort
Tue May 17, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: Free Project "The Paradise Box" for VCarve Pro & Aspire!
Replies: 49
Views: 22680

Re: Free Project "The Paradise Box" for VCarve Pro & Aspire!

Larry I often use the clipart from Dover Publications (http://www.doverpublications.com/) the geometric, Celtic and many of the Japanese designs carve well. Here is a link to all of their vector offerings: http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-clip-art-and-design-on-cd-rom-vector-designs.htm...