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by jfederer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Put that sawdust to a good use.
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Put that sawdust to a good use.

He would not do well in the Kezuroukai - the Japanese Hand-Planing Competition. His "paper" is far too thick. I think that you have to get around 16 microns to be taken seriously - a sheet of paper is 70+! Google doesn't want to reveal how thick double-ply TP is, but probably more than 70 microns. h...
by jfederer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Box locks
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Box locks

by jfederer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: X axis no longer aligned
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: X axis no longer aligned

Robyn, I also have a D23M. You should contact CanCam and explain the problem. I had a similar but not nearly as bad a problem with the Z axis mis-aligning by about 1mm on critical cuts. They had me reprogram some settings, and the problem vanished. I think they increased the step instruction delay o...
by jfederer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Valentine
Replies: 18
Views: 2154

Re: Valentine

Hi Bob,

The heart trivets were a hit! She didn't even ask about them being heat resistant, so I know she'll use them carefully.

Thanks again for the file.

Joe
by jfederer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Edge lighting question
Replies: 23
Views: 1081

Re: Edge lighting question

"The" source for LED ribbons, controllers, and so on is https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led ... -and-bars/ I've been using them for years, never a problem.
by jfederer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Valentine
Replies: 18
Views: 2154

Re: Valentine

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Hi Bob, thanks for the file! I ran 3 copies this afternoon (slightly resized to use "oops" wood) for a matched set. I know my wife will love them!
by jfederer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Job Setup Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Job Setup Sheet

Probably not. Unless you need the more advanced features, Desktop is fully capable. The main reason I upgraded was to be able to tile the jobs for my 2x3' machine.

Just saw Adrian's comment, and I am in the same position - checked out Job Sheet to see what it does, and have never used it.
by jfederer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCarve inlay fill with epoxy
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: VCarve inlay fill with epoxy

RavenIcon.jpg I have used this: https://www.ecopoxy.com/ specifically the UVPoxy. It's about as "Joe-proof" as this type of product can get, and will accept either their own pigments, or probably whatever you want to throw in. I buy it at my lumber supplier, but I think it's commonly available anyw...
by jfederer
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17469

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Scott, I made 2 Raven desks. The inlay on the first, which is probably the one to which you are referring, turned out fairly clean. The second shows the bleeding, but it's on a pull-out tray so less objectionable. Yes, they are Fingermaker's joints. The lady who commissioned the piece liked the expo...
by jfederer
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17469

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the feedback! No, that was the one where I got some bleeding. I used the clear pre-coat on a jewellery box. It came out almost totally clean.
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by jfederer
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 48
Views: 17469

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

... I simply paint the inlay the colour I want it to be. I'll have to try that. I got quite a bit of bleeding on maple with black-filled EcoPoxy. Then on the most recent project I applied a light coat of clear EcoPoxy to the perimeter of the cut first, then poured in the coloured stuff. That worked...
by jfederer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: She's complaining about the dust again.
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: She's complaining about the dust again.

A good boot on the CNC and high air volume are critical. It needs to brush the work piece or spoil board. When I surface a new spoil board, there's a gap below the boot brushes and dust escapes. With that single exception, my shop is dust free - or close enough. After running the CNC, a mitre saw, a...
by jfederer
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Boundary Offsets & Machining Allowances
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Boundary Offsets & Machining Allowances

I can't comment on the offsets, apart from turning them off whenever I see them on. Any time I've not noticed this on an imported file it's messed me up, so I haven't investigated. As for the allowances, that's a matter of trial and error. When I was creating my custom mortise/tenon joints, I origin...
by jfederer
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Gadgets - User Submissions
Topic: Easy Locking Joint Maker
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Easy Locking Joint Maker

Hi Jim, I retract what I said re: scaling. I just did some more intense experimentation and your Gadget works fine. I just had to realize that trying to fit a half inch radius into a 6" board with 3 or more joints just wasn't physically possible. Stay within sensible limits, and it does what I expec...
by jfederer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Gadgets - User Submissions
Topic: Easy Locking Joint Maker
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Easy Locking Joint Maker

Jim, thanks for re-posting this. I just successfully installed it and ran some test designs. I hadn't understood, until I saw your example pictures, that this is a 90 degree face joint. The one I designed is a replacement for a mortise and tenon - only on the face instead of internal to the receivin...