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by BretC
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Re: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis

Gerry Good points, thanks! The problem persists with up and more recently with up cut bits. I also realty planed a new layer off of the top of the spoiler board. To your pint through, maybe the material thickness is slightly different a few inches inward versus where I am measurements from at the ed...
by BretC
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Re: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis

Good morning Michael and thank you. I am setting the Z-axis at 0 by referencing the top of the material with the touch probe. Then in the Vectric Pro software, I input the material thickness. As a point of curiosity, the last cut I even instructed the Vectric program to cut 2 thousand of an inch dee...
by BretC
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Best practices to cut through plywood - Z Axis

Group - On most of my cuts the Z axis does not quite cut through the material. It is about 2 thousandths short of cutting all the way through. Although I set the cutting depth two thousandths deeper than the material thickness, my cuts are still not complete all the way through the material. I am ru...
by BretC
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides

I started a new six-sided box in Vcarve and believe I corrected the problem as well as found the source. Although I have not cut it out yet as I am waiting on new bits, the computer model in VCarve Pro looks promising. Here is what I learned when designing a six-sided box. The creation of the doveta...
by BretC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides

Jim: Thanks for the help. Yes, I agree with your observation about the bottom not being in a "pull state." Consequently, the dovetail may have marginal structural value, but I wanted to do it because it is "cool" and it would add to the mystique of the Christmas gifts that I am making. Yes I am usin...
by BretC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides

Thanks Jim :wink:

Maybe I now know why I have not seen many six-sided boxes using the dovetail gadget. Most I have seen are only four-sided. I am sure the problem is something to do with the thickness of the material when the pins and tails are calculated.
by BretC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Pins and tails don’t align for box lid but OK on sides

F8B1BA09-3760-443E-B81D-830E605666E8.jpeg F8B1BA09-3760-443E-B81D-830E605666E8.jpeg Group: I am attempting to make four sided boxes with dove tail joints on all four sides and also the top and bottom. In my first attempt the sides fit well as well as two sides to the top and bottom, however two of ...
by BretC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Help with Lake Map
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: Help with Lake Map

This is great thread.

I too want to do some old street and road maps. To this point, where can I find information on how to take a PDF or JPG to digital file to carve them with a CNC router.

Thanks!
BretC
by BretC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Design & Make Clipart- General
Topic: Digitizing service - large vintage paper prints
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Digitizing service - large vintage paper prints

Mark:

OK - will post it here tonight.

Thank you.

Bret C
by BretC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Design & Make Clipart- General
Topic: Digitizing service - large vintage paper prints
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Digitizing service - large vintage paper prints

Randall:

Good idea. What is the best method to then convert from PDF to digital?

Thanks

Bret
by BretC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Design & Make Clipart- General
Topic: Digitizing service - large vintage paper prints
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Digitizing service - large vintage paper prints

Hello: I have a few full-size vintage paper plans to make outdoor Christmas decorations. The plans consist of Santa and elves. I would like to reproduce these decorations using a CNC router. With this in mind, is there a digitization service where I can send the prints to who will digitize them and ...
by BretC
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Gadgets - Releases
Topic: Dove Tails wrong side of line
Replies: 9
Views: 5411

Re: Dove Tails wrong side of line

CrowsWW: Thank you for the tip. I am sure this is somewhere in the documentation, but I missed it. With your tip in mind, I experimented with changing the starting points in the node editing mode. I found that the green arrows designating the starting and ending points must be all pointing the same ...
by BretC
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Gadgets - Releases
Topic: Dove Tails wrong side of line
Replies: 9
Views: 5411

Dove Tails wrong side of line

Group - what causes dovetails and pins to be on the wrong side of the line?

Thanks

Bret C
Neodesha, KS
by BretC
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: gadgets box creater
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

Re: gadgets box creater

Adrian: Just curious if the problem with the "Box Creator" gadget not nesting the parts properly in version 9.015 has since been corrected in the latest version of VCarve Pro? I like the simplicity of the Box Creator, but the lack of properly nesting the parts and the huge waste of material that is ...
by BretC
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Gadgets installation
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Gadgets installation

Martin:

Did you resolve the issue you had in installing a gadget?

I am having the same problem. The files I download for the "Box" gadget does not contain any files with ".vgadget". on the file extension that the Vacarve Pro installer is looking for.

What am I doing wrong?

Bret C