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by PatentDraftsman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Online Store
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: Online Store

Hi chemstock , Just wanted to says thanks for your genuine post. I liked your last comment "you don't ruin a good hobby by trying to make money off of it" as that is kind of what I was trying to do, have some fun while making some money. Thanks to all for your posts, you have given me some things to...
by PatentDraftsman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world
Replies: 1018
Views: 2692007

Re: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world

David
Abricay Workshop
Quincy, MA 02171
by PatentDraftsman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Online Store
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: Online Store

Hi Pro, Reading through your post, I started to think, this guy has the answer! Your thought process was the same as mine in some ways, find something that I have an edge in or can make something unique that can't be purchased elsewhere. I guess you did have the answer if only for a short time and I...
by PatentDraftsman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Online Store
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: Online Store

Hi TReischl, Thanks for your comments. I came to your conclusion a while ago that if you are going to try and do what I am doing, multiple machines are where it's at. The problem is you need to find what to make with those multiple machines so you start with one and find your market. That's where I ...
by PatentDraftsman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Online Store
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: Online Store

Hi wilkigr, Thanks for taking the time to respond. I hear you. I think starting a business today is extremely difficult compared to the past. I have another business that does make a profit that i have owned for over 34 years. I have often thought to myself that if I had to start the same business t...
by PatentDraftsman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Online Store
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Online Store

Hi, I have been trying to make profitable an online store so far without any success. My plan was to use Pinterest and Youtube to drive traffic to my website. I have pasted below links to these places except for Pinterest because for some reason this form will not allow me. There is no intention to ...
by PatentDraftsman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting oh so slow
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Cutting oh so slow

hi, in the last toolpath [ .25"DownCut EM Profile Cutouts] in the attached aspire file, the feed rate is set to 120 inches/min. however, when the file is running I would estimate that the feed rate is actually about 5 inches/min and if you check the total machining time, it is about one hour and 30 ...
by PatentDraftsman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: First Official Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: First Official Sign

looks great. I am just starting out and cutting everything in pine. I found some MDF and cut out a couple of projects and it worked out well especially when a wood grain might have detracted. do you use MDF for all your projects?
by PatentDraftsman
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: PhotoVCarve Troubleshooting
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Re: PhotoVCarve Troubleshooting

hi, right after posting, I remembered a video where you could override the 100% setting for the line spacing. I put in 35% and right away the density of the grid went up and the carve time went from 4 to 20 minutes. It is running right now and I suspect this will fix the issue, I hope. I responded r...
by PatentDraftsman
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: PhotoVCarve Troubleshooting
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

PhotoVCarve Troubleshooting

Hi, After some struggle trying to get the results I wanted I finally had success with creating the image I wanted. see dog.png image. Life was good. dog.png Then, I went to my next project, an image for a guitar, see guitar.png. What the >>&*^(? I used the same setting in vCarve, the same type of fi...
by PatentDraftsman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - Gallery
Topic: My first litho in awhile.
Replies: 6
Views: 5250

Re: My first litho in awhile.

i came in here looking to see what type of photocarves people were creating and the quality but after seeing your lithograph and others, I think that is what I want to do! I am sure my first will be no where near your quality but it is nice to know the results that can be created. Thanks for sharing...
by PatentDraftsman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Homesick Angel
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Homesick Angel

carved 3d model of ww2 B-17G bomber. hand painted, 50 cals galvanized nails dipped in black paint. undistorted nose art from bomber picture,
by PatentDraftsman
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mirror a part
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Mirror a part

the above post was just for us rookies. i am sure the pros in here are calling me Captain Obvious.
by PatentDraftsman
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mirror a part
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Mirror a part

finally, got around to doing the mirror and oh no! it didn't work and was the same part or so I thought for two confused minutes. As an addendum to the above instructions, recalculate toolpaths before previewing the mirror part :) there is always something.
by PatentDraftsman
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moulding Tool - Rounded edge
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Moulding Tool - Rounded edge

Perfect! I just opened the file and that was exactly what I was looking for, more specifically, the vertical portion of the round being present and the cutout lining up with the vertical portion. Thanks, guys, I can drive the bus now. :)