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by sbouloc
Mon May 21, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Another carved seat issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: Another carved seat issue

Now I remember you put a zero plane on some previous carved seat you shared on the forum. I didn’t understand why you did that at that time. Thank you for helping me out again.
by sbouloc
Sun May 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Another carved seat issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: Another carved seat issue

If I have a 3D area where it will plunge too deep (around the edges of my seat) I'll make a 'border model' that sticks out from the seat 1/2" and is just lower than the seat model where the two meet. This keeps the bit from plunging down off the edge of the seat model. Thanks for the feedback rscra...
by sbouloc
Sat May 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Another carved seat issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Another carved seat issue

Hello all, I finally started carving my seats, with some great help from rscrawford fixing the design issues. The blank is 516 x 503 x 40 mm I am only carving the seat and the nose on the CNC, the contour is done with regular woodworking tools. So I started the rough cut with a 0.25 straight uncut b...
by sbouloc
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Stool Plans (Russell Crawford's)
Replies: 56
Views: 27965

Re: Stool Plans (Russell Crawford's)

I have just bought the plans for 17 and 24" stools. I must say I'm impressed. Old and new styles are included. also included detailed instructions for carving and setting up a jig for 4 legs carving. I haven't carved then yet but I can't wait. The hardest part is choosing which stool to make. I'll p...
by sbouloc
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help, 2 rails sweep carve
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

Re: Help, 2 rails sweep carve

The fact is that the bit does not plunge at all even without a zero plane, that’s why it leaves that edge. In fact I want the bit to plunge further
by sbouloc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help, 2 rails sweep carve
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

Re: Help, 2 rails sweep carve

Rcnewcomb wrote:Add a Zero plane.
Hello Rcnewcomb, I have tried to play with the different values of the zero plane, but at any time it did help with that front carve. Any tip on how I should use it?
Thank you.
by sbouloc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help, 2 rails sweep carve
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

Re: Help, 2 rails sweep carve

Set the "boundary offset" for the finish path to be just under half the diameter of the ball-end cutter? When I apply an offset, it messes up with the rest of the carve, as you can see on the hard-circle contour. I just can't reproduce Russell's half round on the front and it drives me crazy :roll:
by sbouloc
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help, 2 rails sweep carve
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

Help, 2 rails sweep carve

Hello, thanks to the valuable help of the forum members, I managed to create my chair seat with the 2 rails sweeps. I just end up with a little leap in the front of the seat I would like to get rid of, so I can skip the final hand carving. I've seen rscrawford post about this (http://forum.vectric.c...
by sbouloc
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style
Replies: 44
Views: 23939

Re: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style

Well, I finally pulled the trigger and upgraded Carve Pro to Aspire. Cost was an issue but I couldn't stand with the 8.5 hours carve for a seat. I did the right choice, now my carving time went down to 1 hour with a much better finish. I've got an order for 12 stools which will have the carved seat,...
by sbouloc
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style
Replies: 44
Views: 23939

Re: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style

I am trying to figure out if it's worth upgrading to Aspire as I have a few of my chairs to build. If the carving time is much shorter, then I might go for it.

Thank you for your input.
by sbouloc
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style
Replies: 44
Views: 23939

Re: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style

Thank you for the reply. Yes I have noticed that the carving time has increased drastically. I end up with 8,5 hours per seat: Toolpath: Merged Toolpath Global Toolpath Info Time Estimate: 08:24:09 Toolpath Type: Create Merged Toolpath Feed Rate: 60 inch/min Plunge Rate: 30 inch/min Spindle Speed: 1...
by sbouloc
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style
Replies: 44
Views: 23939

Re: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style

You cannot use the free trial of Aspire to make a toolpath that you can use on your machine. However, in VCarve, you can draw closely spaced lines and then use the fluting toolpath to make the scoop. It will be a challenge if the scoop is to be sloped front to back. Here's an example of how it migh...
by sbouloc
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style
Replies: 44
Views: 23939

Re: Scooped chair seat - Maloof style

zeeway wrote:Okay, I finally got brave enough to try a Maloof seat from the walnut glueup I prepared.
Hello, very nice. How long did it take to carve the seat?