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by VE5MDH
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Why cant I use the trimming tool
Replies: 5
Views: 3123

Re: Why cant I use the trimming tool

Looks like I solved my problem tonight. My circles were microscopically not aligned correctly! Maybe one of the circles were on the inside edge, and the other 3" was on the outside edge of the 6" circle. I just deleted the project and re-worked the 5 circles. This time all went as planned! If you ge...
by VE5MDH
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Why cant I use the trimming tool
Replies: 5
Views: 3123

Re: Why cant I use the trimming tool

Well, I too have this same issue! I decided to bring a few keys along with me for further assistance... Image3.jpg Image4.jpg Image5.jpg Image6.jpg Here, on the last image, it does not show the scissors in action. They are open around the vectors, but they do not cut the vectors of the circle. This ...
by VE5MDH
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1mjG-btusynnkCY7kwDvXSWcatGw&msa=0&dg=feature&ll=58.60460335738799%2C-107.52870063055747&z=4 There are a few camaster machines near your location...see link above LOL! Nearest Camaster is 8 Hours drive away, due West from us in Calgary, Alberta! But thanks j...
by VE5MDH
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

VE5MDH - do you have a name, or should we just call you - 5 - or something like that. My real life name is Leo. The Owl is cool. You can watch the video and learn from that. It's always a good thing. I know there are better ways to use the trace tools, but I am an old so and so and I do it the pain...
by VE5MDH
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

These are my feeds and speeds and may not work for your machine but they work for me. Thanks Peter! At least it is a point in the right direction! Better than going in blind. Problem here is I'm sure the nearest CNC is at least 100 mi away! This is greatly appreciated! Who knows... it may also assi...
by VE5MDH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

I was just wondering to go back to my original dilemma... Does anyone have this tool bit in their inventory that they can share a screenshot of their Library Database info on this tool (0.032" BN) for the appropriate Feeds & Speeds, and all that other good stuff that Vectric likes to see. Thanks all.
by VE5MDH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

It's as I suggested. The vectors are very poorly formed. If you zoom in and look at them you will see that they are not continuous lines so what is cutting is exactly what the machine is seeing. It looks like an automatic trace of a low quality image to start with. With such a simple shape you woul...
by VE5MDH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

Here are the cuts in wood so far...
by VE5MDH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

Can you post the CRV file. That will help us to answer your question Do not post any copyrighted models Is your ball nose cutter a tapered ball nose cutter? Thanks Leo. The line art came from a kids colouring book site, I think it is freely distributable. Here is the CRV File. Note that only Profil...
by VE5MDH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Feeds & Speeds Question (0.032" BN)

Wonderful family of the Forums... Here is today's question: I would like to carve a Profile of 0.05" in some Pine/Fir/Spruce softwood. (So nothing too nasty, rough & tough that I'm biting into). I have a 0.032" Ball Nose Cutter in question. Does anyone have available a screenshot they can direct me ...
by VE5MDH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!

At what point did the warping of the wood occur? Ahhh yes of course. Anytime you cut out a pocket and remove a large percentage of wood from one side and not the other side, warping can be an issue. Sooo, when you touch off the tool, do you use a piece of paper, or a shim, by eye, or do you just to...
by VE5MDH
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!

When you say you "probe" the bits to a line. Please elaborate on that, in detail. Do you have a tool touch probe? Is it possibly moving? Sorry Leo, no I do not have a touch probe. I use the word probe to pinpoint a spot where one aims for to zero XYZ. Simple as that. What I have noticed is the 12" ...
by VE5MDH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!

I agree with you Leo, but this is not the case. I probe the bottom of my bits to a ref line on my waste. It is one inch X+ from the machine's X=0. Y is about 4"+ from its Y=0. Z= the top of my wood (1 by Dim Lumber, which is about 0.74" - 0.76" (I guess whoever was manning the saw on the particular ...
by VE5MDH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sure Can Use A Tip Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Sure Can Use A Tip Today!

Harley-Davidson Plaque2.jpg IMG_20180809_120014683.jpg As you can clearly see, there is much to said about the clean-up on this job. 0.25" EM Used as the (Clear) Pocket tool 0.125" EM Used as the Main Pocket tool 90 deg V Bit used as the Pyramid Cutter I do have 0.0625" & 0.03125" available, and I ...
by VE5MDH
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Stacked Text Tool Change Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: Stacked Text Tool Change Question

Thanks FixItMike. Charlotte nailed it. It is 2 toolpaths to be saved for my project. ALL cuts using the .25" EM are saved into the first Toolpath gcode file, and 4 of my 5 files (all but the Profile Cut), are saved to do the 60 deg V Bit tool work. This information is what I was hunting for. Vectric...