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by Gaffboat
Sun May 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Exporting for Print or laser
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Exporting for Print or laser

I import into Adobe Illustrator, assign stroke thickness, and make the stroke black. No matter how wide you make the stroke so you can see it, it is still single vector.
by Gaffboat
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Removing tool markings on sign
Replies: 18
Views: 3554

Re: Removing tool markings on sign

Back to the original question of how to salvage it. If you feel ambitious you could use the Dremel to add more texture to the background and conceal the tool marks. An alternative is to paint or stain the background a dark color, and then sand the surface so it's back to its natural color. This look...
by Gaffboat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Toolpath

Use the "CNCShark-USB Arcs (inch)(*tap)" or the one for mm and you should have no problems.
by Gaffboat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Carving Cast Iron
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Re: Carving Cast Iron

So how did you do the final patina? Very nice by the way!! Walt The patina is a liquid from Sculpt Nouveau that you spritz onto the Iron B coating while it is still wet and it rusts the iron particles in the coating. The patina can also be applied after the coating is dried if you scuff the surface...
by Gaffboat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Carving Cast Iron
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Re: Carving Cast Iron

dbowlin wrote:Ditto to what everyone else stated. Awesome!
Did you draw your own Pelican or is vectors from a company?
Dale
The pelican was from Vectorstock.com.
by Gaffboat
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Carving Cast Iron
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Carving Cast Iron

Okay, not really, but it looks like cast iron. I carved this sign out of mdf and then finished it with Sculpt Nouveau’s Iron B coating and then a final patina was applied to rust the iron particles in the paint. I photographed it outdoors so the the rust effect could be appreciated but it is an inte...
by Gaffboat
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: V Carve Pub sign
Replies: 11
Views: 5318

Re: V Carve Pub sign

Yes, Paul, the sign is for interior display.
by Gaffboat
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: V Carve Pub sign
Replies: 11
Views: 5318

V Carve Pub sign

This 16” x 22” sign was caved from a 1.25” thick glued up spruce panel. The background was created using a texture tool path. Layout and design was done in V Carve Pro. Artwork was printed and glued in place before final polyurethane finish.
by Gaffboat
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 3672

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

Have you defined the size of the virtual zero area in APPS section of your Shark? You may have to modify it fit your current project. Then when you set it on the fly for the job you will need to use the touch plate at five positions: each of the four corners and the center. When you start the virtua...
by Gaffboat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 3672

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

The Shark virtual zero requires that you set the XY data zero to the CENTER of the job and define the size of the virtual zero area. If you set the zero to anywhere other than center you will encounter the problem you are having.
by Gaffboat
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cannot generate Job sheet after updating
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Fixed it!

I restored the default values on the Job Sheet and restated V Carve Pro. The sheet seems to be working fine now.
by Gaffboat
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cannot generate Job sheet after updating
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Cannot generate Job sheet after updating

Here is the message I'm getting.
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by Gaffboat
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cannot generate Job sheet after updating
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Cannot generate Job sheet after updating

I updated V Carve Pro to version 9.012 and now I get an error message when I try to generate a Job Sheet. Is this a bug in the update and is there a way tofix it?
by Gaffboat
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Even a sign maker needs a sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2495

Re: Even a sign maker needs a sign

The image was just printed out on the laser printer, cut out as a circle, and pasted in the pocket.
by Gaffboat
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Even a sign maker needs a sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2495

Even a sign maker needs a sign

When I decided it was time to try making a few extra bucks with the cnc, I realized I needed a sign and designed this one in V Carve Pro and cut it out of mdf. The blank was pre-painted metallic gold and covered with vinyl. Then the background was painted and the vinyl removed. The carved out mdf le...