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by JoeBlow
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dogwood Barrette
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Dogwood Barrette

Joe, You mentioned that it was difficult to get it right. It would be great if you could give us more details as to the steps you used to make that beautiful barrette - especially using the two different woods. Paul Absolutely! My first attempt was to keep everything walnut except the white oak flo...
by JoeBlow
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: from the virtual UGM
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: from the virtual UGM

Wow! That is fantastic! Great job.
by JoeBlow
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dogwood Barrette
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Dogwood Barrette

Thanks for the compliments. Glad you all like it. This one was especially difficult to get right. I'm really happy with the white oak/walnut combo. From the picture it looks really nice. Has "she" worn it yet. If so, how did "she" like it? My wife absolutely loves it and it looks really nice worn. W...
by JoeBlow
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Use the Force
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Use the Force

That came out real nice! Been installing 2x12x18' Doug Fir joists all week so got a kick out of seeing the Doug Fir Lightsaber.
by JoeBlow
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dogwood Barrette
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Dogwood Barrette

Dogwood Barrette

Front1.JPG

White Oak and Walnut
Texture created from a hammered copper bitmap.

Thanks for looking.
by JoeBlow
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 4th Axis Depth of Roughing Cut (VCarve Desktop)
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: 4th Axis Depth of Roughing Cut (VCarve Desktop)

In the Rough Machining Toolpath menu you can adjust DOC for your tool in the "Edit" tab. 48 passes at a DOC of .125" will be a 6" cut :shock: The Axiom rotary with an AR6 is limited to a 5.9" max height. I have used a 5.5" thick block of material with the AR6Pro+rotary and it is very tight between m...
by JoeBlow
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire issue with Rotary models
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Aspire issue with Rotary models

Run into this before. If you flip your profile vector and use that for your 2 rail sweep then you will be back on track. I'm running Aspire v9.5 by the way so I don't believe it to be 10.5 glitch.
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by JoeBlow
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Totoro
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Totoro

Thank you for the kind comments. First time with cherry on the cnc and I was very pleased with how well it carved and held the small details.
by JoeBlow
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve Anomaly
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Vcarve Anomaly

An interesting anomaly showed up while cutting my last project, Totoro, which I posted in the gallery. There was an unexpected Z height transition from the FAC toolpath to the V bit toolpath. This was noticed in the preview before cutting but I ran the job anyways as I wanted to actually see the dif...
by JoeBlow
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Totoro
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Totoro

Totoro in Cherry. Frame and panel cut as separate jobs. Both were 2 sided as the frame has a panel rabbit cut in back and the panel was engraved with an inscription on the back for my daughter who recently turned 20. We watched all the Studio Ghibli movies together as she grew up. Panel is a 30* dom...
by JoeBlow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Offset rotary path
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Offset rotary path

This can be modeled in Aspire. Use the vector unwrapper tool, offset your 1" circle then apply. Create shorter drive rails as Eph210 suggests and run a 2 rail sweep. Since you wanted the dowel ends to be .25" higher than the square, I also unwrapped a square and applied to the 18" portion of materia...
by JoeBlow
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Applying a base to a rotary carving.
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Applying a base to a rotary carving.

Something like this and then he could tablesaw to thickness to match up with his existing trim. Definitely doable but would take some work to get it right. rotary trim.png Quick run at the modeling and all but here's the file if interested... rotary trim.crv3d I think he is really wanting to "wrap" ...
by JoeBlow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Coping Crown Molding
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Coping Crown Molding

Now this is a very interesting question. As a Finish Carpenter by trade, I install a huge amount of crown molding each year. My favorite task actually :D How cool would that be for me to pull a cnc out of my work van at the jobsite and start coping joints. lol I actually think this is feasible thoug...
by JoeBlow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

I understand that you can v carve on a 3D object but to cut the male inlay is not possible... correct me if I am wrong ? Not impossible...need to create a negative impression of your model and project the male v-carve to that model. Here's an example of a male inlay carved on a concave shape that w...
by JoeBlow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: JD Bottle
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: JD Bottle

Thank you all for the kind comments.
Gift was well received :D