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by rtibbs
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Resin inlay - getting through the Christmas list
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Resin inlay - getting through the Christmas list

A question for all you resin inlay guys. From what I have seen, most users are using Epoxy Resin for their resin inlay projects. Anyone using Polyester Resin. I’ve used polyester resin for years laying up fiberglass models and like to shorter cure time as opposed to the longer cure times with epoxy ...
by rtibbs
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Just another bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Just another bowl

Thanks Steve. I have watched his video (several times) however what he did didn’t work for me.
by rtibbs
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Just another bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Just another bowl

Time to move on from cutting bowls so this is the last one I cut. It measures 10 x 7 x 3 and made from Cherry and Curly Maple. Oval dish top.jpg Oval dish bottom.jpg Oval dish side.jpg Have a question for all you Vectricians out there. As the bowl had an oval base I wanted to have a thin flat base o...
by rtibbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Ya! or Na !
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Ya! or Na !

+2
by rtibbs
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Paradise boxes for the grandkids
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Paradise boxes for the grandkids

Very nice work Randall
The design reminds me of my leather carving days

Ron
by rtibbs
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How I make Edge lit displays
Replies: 21
Views: 586

Re: How I make Edge lit displays

Ron
Very nice write up. Haven’t downloaded the files as yet but will do so.
Looks like a fun project !!

Ron
by rtibbs
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: Project of the Month - Steam Punk Christmas Decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Project of the Month - Steam Punk Christmas Decorations

Way to go Michael, more SteamPunk !!! :D
by rtibbs
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Salt please
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Salt please

Not to throw salt in anyone’s wounds here guy’s but I think you’re missing the point. As Michael says we’re not throwing hand fulls on but just a FEW crystals. The pieces I glued together today were 20x12x2 and I used just a pinch of salt and nothing moved. Just as in life, moderation is everything....
by rtibbs
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Salt please
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Salt please

Saw a tip on one of the woodworking shows recently. When laminating pieces together we all know that when clamping, the pieces tend to slide on the glue. Applying some salt crystals to one of the pieces holds them from slipping. Tried it out this morning and darn if it doesn’t work. :) Salt not suga...
by rtibbs
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: machine enclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: machine enclosure

+1. As would I. I’m considering an enclosure made from 80/20 components. Now that I’m into projects which require long bits the “Singing” of these bits can be annoying, especially with extended cut times. I live in a retirement community and don’t want the raise the ire of my elderly neighbors. :mrg...
by rtibbs
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspect Ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Aspect Ratio

Thanks Guys Randall, Tried both ways and still didn't give me the result. If my radius was not so tight it probably would be ok. I'm using a very long and very narrow oval. Steve, Extrude and Weave.......What a concept :D Works great Must be a good day....I just learned something. (Now if I can just...
by rtibbs
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspect Ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Aspect Ratio

Ok, I'm having another senior moment. Importing clipart of a oval rope border and trying to resize it. Using Aspire, when I resize it does not maintain the aspect ratio. On the small arcs of the ends of the oval the rope image, for lack of a better term, get squished. I know I've done something simi...
by rtibbs
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bowled over
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Bowled over

Scott
Balancing my max Z, bowl height, long cutter length, collet nut diameter, spindle mount plate protrusion, safe Z of .125 I call it my “Pucker factor” when I press Start Cut. :mrgreen:

Measure twice, cut once really comes into play....
by rtibbs
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bowled over
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Bowled over

This is my third bowl and made it from Canary Wood. 5 1/2 inches in dia. x three inches tall finished with clear Danish Oil. After I finished i realized this would have been a good candidate for resin inlay.....maybe next time. At least this one didn't have a hole through it :mrgreen: 3rd bowl top.j...
by rtibbs
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Randy Inspired me
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Randy Inspired me

From his recent UGM demonstration on Textured Bowls I decided to give them a try. The bowl on the left is Birdseye Maple w/ clear Danish oil. it is 6 inch's in dia. by 2 inch's tall. I used his original design however, I drew my own vectors.(Even though I do have his files) The bowl on the right is ...