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by Beej
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Selecting vectors not to cut?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Selecting vectors not to cut?

Hi there, We need to cut out some very large triangles in different shapes with a logo punched out of some of them. Once arranged together they make a 3.6 x 2.4m wall display. Some triangles have no logo so my issue is knowing which piece goes where after nesting/cutting? We need to nest (or manuall...
by Beej
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Making a gift
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

Re: Making a gift

That is amazing! I so want to try doing some 3D stuff soon, especially like this. Nice one
by Beej
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

Very nice work Deej. I wish I had better skills at the painting department. So you use a varnish before painting on all your items? What kind of paint? Is it oil based or acrylic? Hi bud, The paint is all water-based, some acrylic some emulsion (like a household paint). But I have discovered more r...
by Beej
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

I am NOT going to use that word (pukka). Nope. Never. With my luck someone will claim that I swore at them. Totally agree! :) And I was laughing watching Stephen Colbert on youtube this week doing his bit to camera about Trump over here meeting the Queen etc . . Check it out if you didn't see it, w...
by Beej
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

Word of the Day: pukka A slang-term used in British English to describe something as "first class" or "absolutely genuine". The word pukka enjoys an unusual status in Britain both as a current slang term and a dusty relic of the Raj. As a London slang term, pukka means first-rate or excellent. The ...
by Beej
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

WNC_Ed wrote:Beej,
Awesome stuff - please keep sharing the projects!

Beki,
...looks pukka!
Another new word for my vocabulary.
Thank you :D
Thanks Ed :) I think that quote by George Bernard Shaw goes, 'Britain and America are two nations divided by a common language.' ;)
by Beej
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

Hey BeeJ! Thanks for sharing your projects with us! They are excellent, and the paint on them looks pukka! It's great to hear how much you are enjoying VCarve :D and we look forward to more posts from you showcasing future projects :D :D Thanks, Beki Thanks for that Pukka response Rebecca ;) Will p...
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Hi Everyone - New User Bits Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: Hi Everyone - New User Bits Question

My take: Image 1 - spiral end mills appear to be for plastics. Straight bit is general purpose. Image 2 - The second and fourth bit look like plastics bits. The rest are general purpose end mills. First bit looks like the cutting edge may be chipped off. Image 3 - Look like general purpose spirals....
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

Nice stuff. You are producing 'signs' that we don't usually see. This is a great board, with a lot of very helpful people. Glad to have you... :D Hey man, thank you, really appreciate that :) Looking fwd to getting heavily involved inside VCarve, just had to hit the ground running once the machine ...
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Hi Everyone - New User Bits Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: Hi Everyone - New User Bits Question

In image 3 there are up and down cut spiral bits. One lifts the chips out of the cut, the other pushes them down. Hence the names. The down cuts are used to reduce or entirely eliminate splitting on the surface of the work piece. Pay attention to the direction of the helixes and sort them according...
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

mtylerfl wrote:I’m sure enjoying seeing your work! Wonderful (and FUN) projects you guys are doing! Thank you for posting the pics and descriptions!
Thanks Michael :)

Beej
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

PS: Here is a funny story. See in this close-up of the layers in illustrator, I made a circle 4mm to make sure that I checked all the tight, inner curves between the palm leaves so they would cut properly. Well, they would have if it had been left at (4ft) 1200mm wide! After spending what felt like ...
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

Rcnewcomb wrote:
so our partnership is working extremely well
I agree. The design and execution are a great compliment.
Thanks Randall, appreciated :)

Beej
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

This is roughly how it sits together, not fixed yet, doing all the fixing etc this week and also, need to clear-coat them all with a water-based varnish first.
Miami-Palms7.jpg
Miami-Palms6.jpg
Thanks for looking :) and really excited about getting more involved here in the Forums.

Cheers

Beej
by Beej
Mon May 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First three Jobs :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: First three Jobs :)

The third job we are still working on presently. Miam-themed 80's night. We have also designed artwork for a sign (image below) which I drew first in Adobe illustrator, them brought into Photoshop to add all the effects and bling! ;) I then used the vector palm tree to import to VCarve in three sect...