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by JayGee
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Foreground vs Background Milling
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Foreground vs Background Milling

Thanks for the VidClip Becky. I downloaded it and will go through that this evening. I did accidentally run across a similar Vectric Help video yesterday when looking for something entirely different and sat and watch that. That also helped - The Yoyo just didn't entirely make sense to me until I wa...
by JayGee
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 19037

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

I used to do a lot of epoxy work at a big Corp. and there is one general rule. It is an absolute MUST to use the Mix Ratios on the labeling along with verifying and using the cure times and temperatures. Some common epoxies have a 1:1 ratio either by weight or volume so you must use the label method...
by JayGee
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: franctions to decimal
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: franctions to decimal

There are charts on the Internet with "Fractions, Decimals, MMeters" in 3 columns on a single chart. I find these helpful while hunting for bits on sites where MM are the units. Just have one printed for my office and one for the shop is a great time-saver.
by JayGee
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Put that sawdust to a good use.
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Put that sawdust to a good use.

Ah! Brings back memories of using those old Sears catalog pages in the out-house when I was a kid! OUCH!
by JayGee
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 82078

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

WOW! Your wolf all but jumped off the plate! Nice job! And thank you for the PDF file. I was bumbling around a Menards store some time back and was looking for something in the way of paint that looked metallic without the shine for spraying an Indian Head/Buffalo nickel and wound up talking to an o...
by JayGee
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Foreground vs Background Milling
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Foreground vs Background Milling

I remember seeing the Vectrician YoYo file where gears were laid behind another gear. The gear in the background seemed to be grayed out. But from the results in the finished YoYo this seemed to mill properly. SO, I wanted to make a plaque with a fish on it with a few seaweed in the background and h...
by JayGee
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 19037

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

IF you don't absolutely have to use Epoxy and can live with limited colors DAP makes wood filler products that can be used to look like an inlay. These are also paintable and stainable. A friend just did a sample which I thought was a wood inlay from the looks of it. And it was sanded smooth and had...
by JayGee
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: What's the best external finish for wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 2651

Re: What's the best external finish for wood?

IF you're doing signs and they are only on one side - make sure to also finish the back side even if blank.
IF you do not do this your sign will very likely warp.
by JayGee
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?
Replies: 10
Views: 3336

Re: Aspire 9 How to change a point to a smooth point?

BEST PRACTICE: Check ALL file with high magnification BEFORE you use the file, whether it is free, a paid item, or something you built yourself. Handles sometimes get twisted around and form a loop, which will drive your system to do things you do not want it to do. I did this for a friend on a file...
by JayGee
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 19037

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

IF you're going to try the 5 minute epoxy you probably should count on it starting to set in 3 minutes. AND, unless you're buying the 5 minute epoxy already colored you're probably going to be out of luck. IF you find a two-part 5 minute epoxy you're still going to lose a couple of minutes making su...
by JayGee
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: simple bird house design , sized to fit all
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: simple bird house design , sized to fit all

Make sure to check for the hole size before cutting/drilling the hole. Specify WHICH type of bird you want to attract to the house, then go on-line and find a listing of bird type and the hole sizes they prefer. Too big and you get different types of robber birds. Really large houses with correspond...
by JayGee
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: U.S. Flag - Free
Replies: 19
Views: 3371

Re: U.S. Flag - Free

Thanks for the flowing flag design.
It is greatly appreciated and will be used.
All of the designs I've noted were either strictly rectangles or had something on top of the flag.
by JayGee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: paint fill
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: paint fill

Here is a link for Leur Lock Syringes and needles. You might try 2 to 3 different needle sizes (these are blunted needles, not medical types) and see which work best for your projects. After adding paint by hand and stressing out your hands you might consider one of their pumps. The smallest, cheape...