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by Aussie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Fun with a point roundover bit
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Fun with a point roundover bit

Really nice..... just need a project to use it 😀
by Aussie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: First Epoxy Inlay
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: First Epoxy Inlay

To make sure I understand the process, you put a ribbon of hot glue on the outside border of areas you're going to epoxy so you can over-pour the epoxy, and then mill it back to Z=0?? Does the epoxy mill OK with and endmill? What do you use to sand the epoxy? Thanks Yes that is correct, I use a Fla...
by Aussie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: First Epoxy Inlay
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: First Epoxy Inlay

Hey Ron I would also like a little more information on the way you do your epoxy inlay. I have a project in mind, and I like the results you achieved. Hi Jay, The timber is Spotted Gum and is a very tight grained hardwood, no sealer, mask or anything else was done to prepare the surface. I used a 6...
by Aussie
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Rounding Toolpath
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Rounding Toolpath

Thank you Randall
Worked perfectly ....you have made my day :)

Ron
by Aussie
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Rounding Toolpath
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Rounding Toolpath

Thank you Randall
I shall try a downcut end mill with a 20% stepover and see how it goes.
The other problem is I am not getting the 30mm diameter... it is a little too large 31.4mm
regards
Ron
by Aussie
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: First Epoxy Inlay
Replies: 11
Views: 520

First Epoxy Inlay

Turned out pretty well for a first try, this is straight off the machine after a Z 0 pass. Thank you to members posts that helped me... I believe it was Mitch that suggested using hot glue for a "dam" around the text... worked out great. The other suggestion was to use 5 minute epoxy to coat the inl...
by Aussie
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Rounding Toolpath
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Rounding Toolpath

Hi Guys
Just installed a rotary and using the Rounding gadget for a test.
Have a few problems any advice would be appreciated.
Rounding1.jpg
Capture Rounding Gadget.JPG
Capture Rounding Toolpath.JPG
by Aussie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay 9x15 oval trays
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Zank Inlay 9x15 oval trays

Very nice
May I ask what angle is your Vbit and the depth of cut for the female.
Thanks
Ron
by Aussie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: adding images to preview material types
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: adding images to preview material types

SteveNelson46 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:26 am
I used Corel Paint to check the size. Most of them are around 1.6" X 1.6" at 300 dpi. There are some slight variances but it doesn't seem to matter.
Thank you Steve
by Aussie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: adding images to preview material types
Replies: 3
Views: 221

adding images to preview material types

I would like to add several timber species to the preview list... I know how to add images, my question is what image size and resolution will work well for these previews.

Thanks
Ron
by Aussie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Hold Down Method
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Hold Down Method

MAXJ wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:12 pm
To the Australian readers of this forum

Sydney Tools now stock Chemtools - RapidstickT Cyanoacrylate Adhesives Accelerator –> Part Number 164013.
I bought a can on the weekend from the Preston branch
I buy mine from Carbatec
by Aussie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

Hi Ron. I put the hot glue about an inch or so away from my epoxy and I do use a torch and/or heat gun to release bubbles and have not had any (or many) issues. If I stay too long with the heat then yes...not only does the glue smoke and stink, but I create a crust on the epoxy and ruin it. So movi...
by Aussie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

What I've been doing lately in such cases is to cut the inlay and pour the epoxy while my piece is still square and flat. I just ensure that I cut the inlay deep enough so that when I then followup with the 3D toolpath, the lowest parts still have epoxy left in them. That's how I cut my epoxy name ...
by Aussie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

Thank you all for the advice
by Aussie
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

Hi Ron, I did epoxy inlays on one of my free Vectric projects - it is a vase with a gently curved surface. I just overfilled the recesses after sealing the wood, then sanded off the excess epoxy. Here’s the link to that project: https://www.vectric.com/vectric-community/free-projects/projects-of-th...