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by mickecarlsson
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help with .Tap files
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Help with .Tap files

Yes, I was fully aware of that :D
As soon as I hit save I did know that it was a mistake.
by mickecarlsson
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help with .Tap files
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Help with .Tap files

One thing that hit me yesterday was that I had accidentally opened two Aspire, one that I was working on and one that was in the background. Both had the same file opened. I created a lot of toolpaths in the Aspire I was working on and saved. I then closed Aspire to shutdown the machine, I then noti...
by mickecarlsson
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: American LaFrance sign
Replies: 1
Views: 130

American LaFrance sign

Simple carve for a friend. Believe it or not, my friend has 5 American LaFrance fire trucks (he lives in Sweden), all in perfect condition, and I decided to do a small sign for him. Quite simple, 90 degree 10 mm V-bit and for the black area I used a 1/8 inch end mill. Some gold and black paint in th...
by mickecarlsson
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Changing BOB and Mach3
Replies: 27
Views: 1037

Re: Changing BOB and Mach3

Are you aware that any ramping in Vectric products will move at the lesser of the Feed Rate and the Plunge Rate? If the plunge rate is slow, so will be the feed rate whenever there is a Z movement as part of the tool motion.
THANK YOU for that advice. I will try it out tomorrow.
by mickecarlsson
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Changing BOB and Mach3
Replies: 27
Views: 1037

Re: Changing BOB and Mach3

I am using UCCNC with the UC300LPT controller connected to a Geckodrive 540. Went from Mach3 to this setup. You need a controller with a license and the UCCNC software. You will find more information here: http://cncdrive.com/products.html I purchased the Screenset 2017 that has a lot of macros and ...
by mickecarlsson
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Just for the fun of it - or Metric vs Imperial
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Just for the fun of it - or Metric vs Imperial

I heard this phrase yesterday and decided to do something with it. Feel free to use it wherever you want.
by mickecarlsson
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Cedar Birdhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Cedar Birdhouse

Oh, that design is good, now I need to do another bird house :D
by mickecarlsson
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V-Carve Inlay Tear Out
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: V-Carve Inlay Tear Out

Would it not be simpler to create three toolpaths with three different start depth and combine them into one when saving?
by mickecarlsson
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Diamond drag bit problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Diamond drag bit problem

Could it be a machine/controller problem? You have not mentioned what machine&controller you have.
What preprocessor do you use?
How do you transfer the gcode from you computer to the CNC?
by mickecarlsson
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Sleeps Until Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Sleeps Until Christmas

Wow, that is beautiful. I really like it.
by mickecarlsson
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Military Seals I Made For a Customer
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Military Seals I Made For a Customer

WOW, I am stunned. They are gorgeous.
by mickecarlsson
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 1911 outline vector dwg
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: 1911 outline vector dwg

Here is one I did a couple of days ago. I traced to paper first, then photographed it and corrected it in Aspire.
I saved this one as a .crv so you can open it in Vcarve.
The trace was done on a 1911 soft air gun, YMMV.
by mickecarlsson
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Mach 4 crashes but laser stays on with Vcarve v11 update
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Mach 4 crashes but laser stays on with Vcarve v11 update

The Watchdog in the controller should have detected that Mach4 crashed and shut down the laser.
Please check your wiring at the controller end and make sure that the Watchdog is enabled.
by mickecarlsson
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Atomic Ranch clock
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Atomic Ranch clock

I am an avid reader of the magazine Atomic Ranch, I love the architecture and interior. In one if the magazines I spotted a clock that I found gorgeous. So I fired up Aspire and made one for my self based on the wood I had laying around. Two pieces of teak 30 mm thick, on piece of teak 10 mm for the...
by mickecarlsson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: #D carving Artifacts
Replies: 20
Views: 2228

Re: #D carving Artifacts

I did a large job once and it was a cheap bullnose that actually got worn during the cut and produced nearly the same result.
Or you are losing steps in Z