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by grubby65
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding 3D Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Adding 3D Parts

IMG_4138.jpg Nope, don't understand at all. A picture is worth a thousand words to me. Hopefully someone with a few more active brain cells will be able to help. :lol: I attached the .crv of the parts holder. Basically what I want to do is create some stepped sleeves from dowels by placing them in ...
by grubby65
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding 3D Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Adding 3D Parts

parts holder.crv parts holder.crv I'm going to describe this the best I can. But my question is adding parts to a project. I cut out what I would call a parts holder. It will be used to hold dowels. I don't have a lathe and I need to make some stepped dowels. The dowels will be put in the part hold...
by grubby65
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Gadgets V10
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Gadgets V10

Has anyone had success loading new gadgets into Version 10? I can't seem to get them to load, even tried installing the ones from Version 9.5 with no success.
by grubby65
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Suggestions on Sign
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Suggestions on Sign

The bits should be ok (can't comment on the speeds/feeds as I know nothing about your machine or material) but I would space out the P and L in PLYMOUTH slightly as the 1/8" bit can't fit between them. You can see that in the preview or, more easily, by turning on the solid preview in the top toolb...
by grubby65
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Suggestions on Sign
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Suggestions on Sign

I am moving forward on new projects for my router. I have included the .crv file. Here are some questions: 1) I am planning on using a 1/4" and 1/8" end mills. Would you suggest different bits. 2) Will VCarve provide estimated time to carve? 3) Any other suggestions would be welcome Mopar1.zip
by grubby65
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Outlines around letters
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Outlines around letters

Your comments were very informative and I will give them a try. I'm currently above 45 degrees on the learning curve right now. Thanks for your help.
by grubby65
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Outlines around letters
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Outlines around letters

Thank you so much for your reply. Like I said I'm new to this, I guess I thought the V-Carve engraving was something special for lettering. I did as you suggested and ran it just using profile with two bits and it worked out perfectly. I will try it tonight. Once again thanks for your help.
by grubby65
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Outlines around letters
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Outlines around letters

Can be lots of different reasons none of which are to do with the software. The Z-zero can be fractionally off when changing bits, the wood can expand/move, the different type of bit (ball nose versus spiral endmill versus bottom cutting end mill etc) can all cut the material slightly differently. ...
by grubby65
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Outlines around letters
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Outlines around letters

Welcome sign (2).zip
(1.22 MiB) Downloaded 29 times
I am actually using V-VarvePro, so I guess I posted this in the wrong area. Sorry about that. I have attached the program file. After looking at it I see the outline around the letters, is this something VCarve automatically does?
by grubby65
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Outlines around letters
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Outlines around letters

I carved my first sign and I am having issues with the letters. As you can see there was an outline around the letters. I was using V-Carve/Engraving Toolpath. The bits used were a .25" End Mill for the flat area and a .125" Ball Nose for around the letters. The flat area had a depth of .25". I was ...
by grubby65
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Backwards

Reversed B+ & B- wires on controller and solved the problem
by grubby65
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Backwards

Sorry guys, trying to upload a photo from my phone and it is not working. The sign carves fine in the Y and Z axis but X is reversed. The sign has the words “BUT FIRST, COFFEE “ (starting on the left side), then an engraving of a copy cup at the end of the words (right side). When I carve it the cof...
by grubby65
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Backwards

Just getting started, have done some other things, but direction was not that important. Tried to make my first sign today but the lettering is backwards. Y-axis is ok. Do I have the X-axis controller wired backwards?
by grubby65
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 1/8" Bit suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: 1/8" Bit suggestions

Thanks so much for everyone's responses. Actually both of my questions were anwered (an 1/8"x1/4" bit with deeper cutting ability) and the collet adapter. Once again thanks.
by grubby65
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 1/8" Bit suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: 1/8" Bit suggestions

Thanks for the reply, I was wondering how the adapters worked. Do you know which brand of adapter you are using?