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by duster
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: rotary profile question...
Replies: 2
Views: 470

rotary profile question...

I'm trying to figure out how to do some relatively simple turnings, but I can't seem to get past the rounding and fluting toolpath. All I can get is a straight cylinder. I've watched all the tutorials and read about the turned profile gadget, but I'm not getting anywhere. I'd like to do a simple fur...
by duster
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Update 2: I added a 2D profile cut on the outer ellipse line as per gkas's and adze's suggestions to make clearance for my 3/8 ball nose to cut the bevel. This time it cut the bevel great, and I was able to cut all the way through the 2" foam. I think I'm ready to try it on my walnut panel... Thanks...
by duster
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Ok, I think I get it... except for how do you get the widen cut? I don't see that in the moulding toolpath commands.
by duster
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Elipse test 1 15w x 10h x 2 thick preview 2D toolpath.crv So I'm about to try another test to see if I can cut my beveled edge all the way through my 2" thick piece of foam so I can get my 45 degree edge all the way to the bottom. To enable my 3/8 ball nose bit to cut through my 2" foam, I set up m...
by duster
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Ok, that makes sense. I'll have a mdf spoilboard under my walnut slab, so if I go 3/16 deeper I should be able to cut all the way through. Thanks! (I'll test this in foam before I try cutting $1200 worth of walnut...)
by duster
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Update: For a test, I drew this as a 14" diameter circle and applied a 45 degree edge vector to cut 1.75" deep into a 2" thick piece of foam. Rough cut was with a 1/2" end mill, finish cut with a 3/8 ball nose. It cut very well with good smoothness on the bevel. The only issue was it only cut about ...
by duster
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Ok, that makes sense. I'll give that try. Thanks!
by duster
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

I guess what I'm failing to understand is how to establish the 45 degree profile vector.
What steps do I take to get that?
by duster
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Ok, I watched the moulding tutorial. However, I couldn't see how this was going help me produce
the beveled edge I'm trying to get on the oval top. I seem to be missing something. I can draw the
oval, and it's offset edge. But how do I get to the beveled edge?
by duster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

Ok, thanks! I'll check out the moulding tutorial. The drawing posted is what I'm trying to do.
I think I'll try a smaller test on foam before I commit to this big slab of walnut...
by duster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

The top will be machined out of a larger blank. All I've done so far is to glue up and surface the blank.
by duster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: beveled edge table top

The top will be 40 x 80. The bevel needs to be the entire 2.25" height.
by duster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: beveled edge table top
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

beveled edge table top

I'm trying to figure out how to machine a 45 degree beveled edge onto a 2.25" thick oval table top.
I haven't been able to find anything that explains how to achieve this detail... Any help would be appreciated!