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by laflippin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: un-grouping letters

Perpindicular, parallel.....what’s 90 degrees among friends? :lol:
by laflippin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: un-grouping letters

I have a 3D probe for my machine, think I have used it about once. Hah! That's exactly as many times as I've used my 3D probe as well. I did very much like the result--copied a pair of plastic H&R .22 pistol grips at pretty high resolution and carved the models out of red oak.....but that was it. I...
by laflippin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: un-grouping letters

No offense taken, my friend! The OP was concerned with "ungrouping" text and creating individual letters with individual carving parameters is a solution for that, which you nicely pointed out. As far as specific applications where it makes sense to do that, I don't advocate it to solve the problem ...
by laflippin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: un-grouping letters

Hi Leo, I definitely agree that workpieces should almost always be planed to flatness and that using individual control over letters is not a good strategy for replacing your planer. That has been adequately pointed by many in this thread. My point of agreement with you really referred to the other ...
by laflippin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: un-grouping letters

I was also going to suggest making each letter individually in the rare cases where you may need to treat the letters in a given word as separate entities...kudos to Leo for pointing out that solution first. Even when executing projects using perfectly flat workpieces there are instances where indiv...
by laflippin
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mastiff Silhouette Cutting Board using Zank Inlay
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Mastiff Silhouette Cutting Board using Zank Inlay

That’s a very nice board, Randall! A note to consider for future inlays with thin, precious wood samples...if you need to use every last hundredth of an inch of the thickness of your male stock for an inlay you can first back it with 1/8” - 1/4” birch plywood or melamine or mdf—any kind of cheap was...
by laflippin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: "The Eye of Zank"
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: "The Eye of Zank"

Thanks for clarifying that, Scott--I had almost wrapped my mind around the concept of commercial websites constantly requiring that I accept cookies from them, when this new definition of cookies came up. To me, cookies are sacred--especially the ones with chocolate chips and walnuts. Anyway, you ar...
by laflippin
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: "The Eye of Zank"
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: "The Eye of Zank"

re: "What, if any, issues have you run into carving in the cookies?" ---I'm sorry, Spindle, I don't understand your question. My best suggestion off the cuff is to describe what you intend to do as specifically as possible and post your topic in a "tips and techniques" section of the Vectric forum. ...
by laflippin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: "The Eye of Zank"
Replies: 8
Views: 517

"The Eye of Zank"

Purpleheart inlaid in pine slab
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by laflippin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay wine service
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Zank Inlay wine service

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. (And definitely thanks to Paul Zank for freely sharing his seminal discoveries with this community.) Charlie--your question is a good one and I'm not sure I completely understand how the thin, dark outline around the cherry inlay actually occurs. (Fortunately, ...
by laflippin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay wine service
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Zank Inlay wine service

tray--one piece American poplar (Baird Bros.)
flowers-purpleheart
twigs-wenge
leaves-cherry
hummingbird feathers-cherry
beak-wenge
head-padauk
IMG_1763.jpg
by laflippin
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay: Never Get it Right
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: Inlay: Never Get it Right

Oh gosh! Thank you, Charlie, for suggesting female flat depth of 0.2" ! That is in fact the actual female flat depth that I had meant to suggest (in combination with the male st. depth = 0.15 and male flat depth = 0.1) but I mistakenly typed in 0.25" instead. I'm glad the project worked out anyway, ...
by laflippin
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Only 14 years late to the party
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Only 14 years late to the party

Uh-oh....don’t go and get yourself hooked, Randall. I thought I could pick it up and put it down whenever I wanted...just like every other addict likes to believe.😄
by laflippin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay: Never Get it Right
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: Inlay: Never Get it Right

Actually, for the Zank Inlay approach, your start and flat depth settings for the male piece are exactly the reverse of what they should be. It may not be intuitive without going through the appropriate diagrams; however, the flat depth used for the male piece defines the gap between the top surface...