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by GEdward
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V carve acrylic ?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: V carve acrylic ?

Leave the paper backing on or cover it with painters tape before you do the carve? You might try an acrylic product and work small areas at a time. Then use a damp cloth wrapped on a block to back the cloth so it doesn't dip into the carve and wick the product out. But that won't work well if you ar...
by GEdward
Mon May 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V carve acrylic ?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: V carve acrylic ?

I did an acrylic photo v-carve and filled with a colored epoxy resin a while back. Posted the results in the photo v-carve gallery viewtopic.php?p=215987#p215987. Not sure if that is what you are looking to do but I'm thinking what ever it is you are after is possible.

Ed
by GEdward
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Acrylic tabs
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Acrylic tabs

Maybe a hot knife attachment for a wood burning pencil or soldering iron. Grind it down to a shape that you can use?
by GEdward
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Domed ellipse
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Domed ellipse

You beat me to it Highpockets. I have had success doing that by simply importing a dome from the included D&M files and then edit it with the transform objects - select objects size menu and un-checking the link X Y box.
ED
by GEdward
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - Gallery
Topic: First PhotoVCarve
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: First PhotoVCarve

Looks like you nailed it! How is redwood for fuzzys?

Ed
by GEdward
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: CNC control of a drill press table?
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: CNC control of a drill press table?

Perhaps something like the DSP controller like Axiom uses?

Ed
by GEdward
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pieces cut cut too small
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Pieces cut cut too small

Regardless of what the problem is, it is not Vectric software related. Cutting 1/2 inch MDF in a single pass with a 1/4 inch bit is pretty ambitious IMHO. But if you are managing the chip load and evacuation well enough to avoid introducing re-cuts at the cutter-material interface then why not. If t...
by GEdward
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pieces cut cut too small
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Pieces cut cut too small

That deflection is huge. Is the error consistent in both the x and y axis? I would be looking for machine play when the runout is that large. I agree. I suspect the there may be a fair amount of backlash in the system. Does your control system have backlash compensation capability? If so you might ...
by GEdward
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inefficient Toolpaths
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Inefficient Toolpaths

I'm definitely going to follow this thread. I have noticed this too with projects that I have that use a basic template upon which I build a number of variations with a stack of layers. I have learned to just copy and paste the templates over to a new project and limit the variations to just a few w...
by GEdward
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Is this a Vectric Aspire 10 issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Is this a Vectric Aspire 10 issue?

It has been a while since I had to calibrate axis movements to I had to do some research for the Mach operating systems. I don't know about Mach 4 but in Mach 3 you select the settings tab and the drop down menu gives you a "steps per unit" option. It is pretty much menu driven and straight forward ...
by GEdward
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Is this a Vectric Aspire 10 issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Is this a Vectric Aspire 10 issue?

I wasn't routing anything that was size specific until today In looking at your dimensional discrepancy I find that the error for both is exactly .98958% of the desired size. That tells me that you have a percentage over ride set up in the Mach 4 screen or the Mach 4 software gear ratios are not co...
by GEdward
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - Gallery
Topic: Son and girlfriend
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Son and girlfriend

Wow! that is really good. I had to look several times. That is the wood carve, correct? And then you said you will make the box later. Will that be the Lid of the box? Sure would like to see the end result. I only have Vcarve desktop, which v10 has the toolpath option with V bits.. but this project...
by GEdward
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: In case you were wondering...
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: In case you were wondering...

YES! I thought it could be done in VC10. Can you share your setting?
by GEdward
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Rack and Pinion and changing horses in mid stream
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: Rack and Pinion and changing horses in mid stream

Gary is right in that there is a difference between ball screws and ACME lead screw and the difference is huge under load. Y axis (two ball screws, nema 23’s) to 300 IPM [quote= "Mr.Chips"]X axis ( two start acme rod, nema 23) to 187 IOM[/quote] I assume the Y axis is pushing both the x axis carriag...
by GEdward
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - Gallery
Topic: Most detailed yet with this process
Replies: 22
Views: 7430

Re: Most detailed yet with this process

Jozua is correct in that I am using the stand alone version of Photo VCarve. I am glad that you posted a screen shot of the VCarve 10 version of the Photo VCarve tool set up screen though. To me, the most important feature you are missing is the line spacing calculation. However it is kind of cool t...