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by JoeBlow
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Suggestion for Material
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Suggestion for Material

PVC trim boards such as Azek or Versatex. Mills beautifully, except for looking like a snowman when done. Takes paint very well and lasts forever. Comes in a variety of thicknesses and widths. Buy it by the board or in a 4x8 sheet.
by JoeBlow
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Angel
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Angel

Angel in walnut and maple. 15"x15". angel1.JPG Backlit with LED lighting pocketed into the keystone. One section from an RGB strip with the IR reciever just under the sill. angel2.JPG Angel, stone texture and clouds from the included clipart. Window modeled in Aspire. I like to think I caught him ga...
by JoeBlow
Tue May 25, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Another "inlay won't quite fit" thread - engraving bit
Replies: 26
Views: 1475

Re: Another "inlay won't quite fit" thread - engraving bit

I couldn't seem to grasp the "why" of using a TBN bit. The "how" I am confident can be figured out. But why? Adze points in the right direction. In Stephan's conversation with Juan in his comments he clearly gives 2 reasons why he likes the TBN bits.... 1. he can get bits with a much smaller angle t...
by JoeBlow
Tue May 18, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Technique For 3D Vcarve Inlay?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Technique For 3D Vcarve Inlay?

That"s a tough one as you would need the inverse of your model to apply the male inlay onto. Subtracting the model won't work without the inverse. I don"t believe there is a way with Vectric products to mirror a negative model. Might be wrong and I hope someone points that feature out. With Aspire I...
by JoeBlow
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to create Tendons?
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: How to create Tendons?

Being this will be a 2 sided job, I would..... Set up a jig on the spoilboard for consistent part placement. Set Z to spoilboard. Run Pocket Toolpath1 for the face cut on Side A followed by Pocket Toolpath2 for (1) edge cut on Side A. Flip board and run Pocket Toolpath1 for the face cut on Side B fo...
by JoeBlow
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Custom Celtic Heart Weave
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Custom Celtic Heart Weave

This is quite nice. Thanks for sharing as I never heard of "smaltz". Learned something new today :D
by JoeBlow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Fireplace Surround
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Fireplace Surround

Thanks for the compliments. My Axiom AR6Pro handled it all like a champ.
by JoeBlow
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Fireplace Surround
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Fireplace Surround

Fireplace surround in walnut. Finished with tung oil. FP3.JPG FP2.JPG Started with 2" rough cut walnut. Modeled in Aspire with a 2 rail sweep. Cut on a 2x3 machine. Buildup consisted of 3 pieces,,,an inside border, middle sweep and outer cap. Border and sweep were milled on the cnc and each piece wa...
by JoeBlow
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut
Replies: 27
Views: 3555

Re: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut - FOUND A BUG

JoeBlow wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:52 am
As far as why this might be occurring...could be due to Axiom rotary users needing to change the RT Type parameter in the Rich Auto controller.
and even sometimes the answer is there all along :D

Also mentioned on the Axiom forum in a couple places.
by JoeBlow
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut
Replies: 27
Views: 3555

Re: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut - FOUND A BUG

Having the same machine and rotary setup as the OP made me very curious about this. I have my rotary orientated along the Y axis and have not done a finish toolpath with a raster angle of 0. I use a raster angle of 90. I drew up a pawn, modeled with a 2 rail sweep and toolpathed with a finishing ras...
by JoeBlow
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Biker Skull Cutting Board
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Biker Skull Cutting Board

That came out fantastic!

Bring it to your local Bike Night and you would be a very busy man after that :D
by JoeBlow
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: File Time
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: File Time

Seems to be some confusion about what the OP was asking. He inquired about keeping track of the time spent working in the software itself (design time, etc.), not the job running time. That is correct. A client has become somewhat of a problem child. I work full time and take on select jobs on the ...
by JoeBlow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: File Time
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: File Time

Thanks for those suggestions. I do increment and save frequently and will give that a try. Nice tip. I think between the apps suggested and the increment and save tip I should be able to get close to the cumulative time spent. Not quite the built-in John Deere timer I was hoping for but will help :)...
by JoeBlow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Catch All Tray Question
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Catch All Tray Question

Thanks for that info. I will re-visit the touch off puck settings and give it a try again. Some jobs that would be handy.
by JoeBlow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: File Time
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

File Time

I am wondering if there is a way in Aspire or perhaps Windows that I can see the cumulative time spent within a file? I ask for estimating reasons. Fairly straight forward to set the cost of milling, assembling and installing custom work but without actually keeping a timesheet of sorts during the d...