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by rtibbs
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Non-spoiled spoilboard
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Non-spoiled spoilboard

Thanks Scott
Yes the inserts are flanged and recessed slightly
I used ply rather than MDF and so far it’s remained stable . I would have used MDF however the stuff they sell around here is IMHU soft crap.
Ron
by rtibbs
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Non-spoiled spoilboard
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Non-spoiled spoilboard

Since switching from the traditional screw the part down to clamp the part down I have been pleased with the results. I made the wood clamps from Maple and purchased the brass rod for making the studs. I then had to come up with a way to store the various components. Setup.jpg Closed.jpg Inside.jpg ...
by rtibbs
Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: limitations of 1/4" collett
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: limitations of 1/4" collett

bogged down trying to drill with the collet nut scott Scott - I have a 4hp water cooled spindle. Drilling with a collet nut is still NOT a well thought out plan. I know this very well. So, Don't try drilling with a collet nut unless you have a 50 hp spindle Does this apply to all collet nuts or are...
by rtibbs
Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sanding the finished product
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Sanding the finished product

3M sanding discs work great for removing the “fuzzies” from your carvings. They have 1/8” mandrels you can use with your Dremel.
Available from many sources just look for 3M sanding discs
by rtibbs
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: San Diego version 11 rumors?
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: San Diego version 11 rumors?

Well if we’re voting I vote for Michael’s Big Easy Button :mrgreen:
by rtibbs
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 64
Views: 42897

Re: 2021 User Group Meeting - San Diego

I considered signing up for my first in-person users group but felt it was still too early to hold it because of the ongoing Covid issue. Call me what you want but I've always been a glass half empty person. Expect the worst and you're never disappointed. :mrgreen: Some day maybe I'll get to meet yo...
by rtibbs
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)
Replies: 34
Views: 4398

Re: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)

Glad it worked out for you

Ron
by rtibbs
Thu May 27, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Todd's Wonky Centerline Shoehorn
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Todd's Wonky Centerline Shoehorn

"Proper one?" Are you KIDDING ME? ANYBODY can make a symmetric model - it takes joi de vivre, artistic genius, poetic license and a certain, "it is my art, if you don't understand this is not my problem" attitude to create such a piece! Call Christies Auction house and tell them it's a famous lost ...
by rtibbs
Mon May 24, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Todd's Wonky Centerline Shoehorn
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Todd's Wonky Centerline Shoehorn

Decided to make Todd's Wonkey Zero plane Shoehorn from Peter Parfitt"s challenge. To be somewhat different I laminated Walnut and Maple strips. The intent was to have the maple run down the center with walnut and maple on either side. So much for my intentions. When the cut started I remembered the ...
by rtibbs
Mon May 17, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Another Birdhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Another Birdhouse

Seems I'm on a birdhouse kick recently and this is my latest project. Not having a 4th axis I had to cut double sided segments to construct this round one. Copper roof (Paint) and metallic base (also paint) it's made from big box 3/4" pine smooth inside and textured bark on the exterior. Assembled.j...
by rtibbs
Sat May 15, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Sea Turtle
Replies: 16
Views: 1843

Re: Sea Turtle

Interesting John. Never heard of a stuttering computer :mrgreen:
by rtibbs
Wed May 05, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Ledsign bases
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Ledsign bases

+1 to what Randall said
Unless it was a derogatory comment. :mrgreen:
by rtibbs
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Kountry Kabin (Or Michael made me do it)
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Kountry Kabin (Or Michael made me do it)

I had seen a model called Hunter Cabin that Michael T had made previously. Unfortunately it was on a different platform not compatible with Aspire. Michael said “You have all the tools in Aspire to model one yourself ”. Yes, I had all the tools in my toolbox but not necessarily the skill set to use ...
by rtibbs
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Experience in Aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Experience in Aluminum

Randall,
My old boss once said that it’s a good day when you learn something.....looks as though you hand a great day :mrgreen:
That’s why I do my metal cutting on my Bridgeport

Ron
by rtibbs
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Poor Painter - Resin filled on texture surface
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Poor Painter - Resin filled on texture surface

Well if that is lousy painting I have no idea how you would describe mine :oops: :oops: I agree with Martin. Nice work Painting is definitely not my strong side that’s why most of my projects are cut from hardwood so I don’t have to paint. I have a project that has been sitting for days waiting for...