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by chemstock
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: drawing annotation
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: drawing annotation

Easy enough - thanks
by chemstock
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: drawing annotation
Replies: 3
Views: 583

drawing annotation

Is there a way to annotate a drawing? I know there are notes which I use a lot but I am interested in putting notes on lines and shapes within a model. As models grow and morph, I would find it helpful to have something remind me what I was thinking.
by chemstock
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: alignment with rotary to xyz
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: alignment with rotary to xyz

Thanks a lot, your photo shows what I am striving for, at least I have an inking that it is possible. I have been using segments for several years. On a lathe, I have sometimes hollowed as the disk stack is built but haven't tried that on the CNC (yet). I think the the real trick will be to align th...
by chemstock
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Replacing ball nose
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: Replacing ball nose

I use Amana Tool or CMT orange. the 10 hrs is for seasoned white oak or hard maple.
by chemstock
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Online Store
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

Re: Online Store

I went to your website and had a look. Good enough site but I think your are trying to compete in a commoditized market. I have a kitchen cabinet business that had a high end CNC (HOMAG). The thought was we would use it to build custom high end cabinets. In the end, we sold the CNC since the market ...
by chemstock
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Replacing ball nose
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: Replacing ball nose

Dull bits start to vibrate. you will be able to hear the whine as they age.
usually a 1/16" bit just breaks. I have to buy them in a 10 pack to keep ahead.
I mill hardwoods like maple or oak and only get about 10 hours on a bit before it retires.
by chemstock
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: alignment with rotary to xyz
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: alignment with rotary to xyz

some further notes; This was a segmented material build. I used Aspire to create all the segments with the circular copy tool to create the segment and the nesting tool to cut the copies out on the lumbar. This method uses a little more material than a table saw but the precision is unbeatable. The ...
by chemstock
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: alignment with rotary to xyz
Replies: 3
Views: 717

alignment with rotary to xyz

I am trying to align an xyz job with a rotary job. What I am looking for is to mill the end of a rotary job. Only way I can think this would work is if I can do a XYZ mill on the project prior to the rotary machining. This means using a 3D component in two files, one xyz and one rotary. On a rotary ...
by chemstock
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing toolpath - slivers and tear out
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Pocketing toolpath - slivers and tear out

Bits need to be sharp sharp sharp. synthetic material (not sure about HDU) use a glue that is very hard on bits. A dull bit will start to tear the material rather than cut it. If you have enough power on your spindle, increase the chip load, that may reduce the markings left on the material.
by chemstock
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: MACH3 Shaking and jittery on 3D relief cut
Replies: 18
Views: 4145

Re: MACH3 Shaking and jittery on 3D relief cut

Can't speak to the Legacy Maverick, The website claims it uses a 3HP water cooled spindle. Though good, vibration can be caused by loading. If you have vibration reaching into the frame, you have a problem. Put your hand on the gantry, if you can feel vibration at an corner or en end cut, you have t...
by chemstock
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Hey, I'm new and just need help
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Hey, I'm new and just need help

short answer is "Yes". save a copy of your file, go to the dimensions and origin symbol and create a two sided job. Everything from the single sided job will be saved in the new configuration.
by chemstock
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help with model finishing pass
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Help with model finishing pass

problem with deep cuts is the opportunity for the spindle to hit the work piece. I have tried hollow forms in maple and run into this problem. Something will break when the collet or spindle hits the work piece. hopefully it is only the work piece or the bit. Long reach tools help, Amazon has some 1...
by chemstock
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Does it matter what side of the 4th axis that you cut on?
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: Does it matter what side of the 4th axis that you cut on?

I thought about this when I don't have room above the workpiece for a bit. Cutting from the side places the bit at an angle to the work piece rather than perpendicular. This will impact the Z axis up/down movement relative to the model and will impact any profile that you are trying to cut. Geometri...
by chemstock
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Error Code?? CODE 10
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Error Code?? CODE 10

Error code 10 is usually associated with a Windows device error. Plug your USB into your laptop and open the device manager for your computer and see if the USB device has started. If it is a problem, try another computer. Likely you unplugged the device without ejecting it from your system, that ma...
by chemstock
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: I would like your opinion
Replies: 18
Views: 1690

Re: I would like your opinion

I use the cheap brands for flat bottom milling. Toss them when you hear the bit laboring or when they make dust instead of shavings. Have had poor results with the cheap 2" spoil board cutters, one bit does not last dressing my 4x8' table. Carving I use Amana tool or CMT orange. I carve hard woods a...