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by Mark Jones
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: VERSION 11 - COMING SOON
Replies: 136
Views: 6463

Re: VERSION 11 - COMING SOON

Thanks. Got the Box Creator working great! Thanks for a quick response!
by Mark Jones
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: VERSION 11 - COMING SOON
Replies: 136
Views: 6463

Re: VERSION 11 - COMING SOON

When will ver 11 allow version 10.5 gadgets to work. Box Creator is one I use quite often. Is there a tweak I can do to the lui file to allow 11 to work with it?
by Mark Jones
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Anyone have a CRV file for making a Thien Cyclone Separator
Replies: 20
Views: 8063

Re: Anyone have a CRV file for making a Thien Cyclone Separator

Surely someone has some files they can share? This topic is 8 years old. We need to fire it up again! I bought a bucket yesterday and need a separator for my dumpster cart dust chip bin before it goes to my dust deputy and it's bin. OK. SO lets play jingle bells in the shop while we fire up some cle...
by Mark Jones
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Cedar Candle Lanterns Went from one to 4 at a time!
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Cedar Candle Lanterns Went from one to 4 at a time!

Vcarve Pro made this happen so easy. I had made a vcarve file to make one lantern kit at a time. Then the challenge to make 4 of them at a time. Vcarve Pro made this EASY! I went from making one kit in about 45 minutes to making 4 kits in 2 hours. Here is the build on the project. I made 12 candle l...
by Mark Jones
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Gadgets - User Submissions
Topic: Box creator allowance and tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3159

Re: Box creator allowance and tabs

I made some new quarter inch plywood boxes and found setting the allowance to .01 was a wonderful fit. I used .005 for a allowance but had to pound the boxes together from time to time. .01 they almost snap together with no tools. Great tool. Made a dowel maker and made a box to fit it. Nice to have...
by Mark Jones
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Box Gadget What I learned from it.
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Re: Box Gadget What I learned from it.

I put in a .01 instead of a .006 allowance in the box joint gadget when working with quarter inch plywood making box joints. It made the box snap together very easily didn't even need clamping but i of course did. Thought I would share this as my .006 was still too tight when assembling them. I have...
by Mark Jones
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Box joint gadget.
Replies: 20
Views: 8539

Re: Box joint gadget.

Well I ran the box joint gadget yesterday and cut out a box. And of course it did not fit together. joints to tight. So I was using .25 material and an .125 end mil in plywood. I did not put anything in the allowance box. So my question is this. IS the allowance bases on anything other than just a ...
by Mark Jones
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Box Gadget What I learned from it.
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Re: Box Gadget What I learned from it.

I agree. It's good to error on the slow side for sure. After editing the tooling paths it took about 45 minutes to carve. The Vectric mahogany heart box came out great. Wife's Birthday is in 2 days. She will enjoy this with some money inside. Going to burn in a laser text engrave on it as well. You ...
by Mark Jones
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Box Gadget What I learned from it.
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Re: Box Gadget What I learned from it.

That works with out a cable hanging out there. Just as long as it is not stressing out the shark port it will be great. I made one of the Vectric 3d hearts tonight. Went back and forth between the shop and the computer via usb several times. They had the milling bit times WAY slow so after a couple ...
by Mark Jones
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Box gadget taBS
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Box gadget taBS

Its a handy tool and if you secure the box parts you won't need the tabs. I use a pin nailer that shoots half inch 18 gauge pin nails then pop the piece up with a screw driver. I was securing the outsides but on every now and then it would shift and the bit would trim off some of the box joint ends....
by Mark Jones
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Gadgets - Requests
Topic: How about a "Download all" Gadget feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 4402

Re: How about a "Download all" Gadget feature?

I would also like to have a OPTION to download all the current gadgets for the specified version. Never know whats out there or what your missing unless you can find it. They are easy to delete.

Thanks for a good idea.

Mark Jones
by Mark Jones
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Box Gadget What I learned from it.
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Box Gadget What I learned from it.

I have enjoyed using the Vcarve Pro and the Box Creator Gadget. This video shows what I learned from it this past week. Some of these tips may benefit you and if you have a tip that will help me please say so. After cutting up three sheets of 1/4" 4x8 plywood I learned a few things from it. Using th...
by Mark Jones
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Something definitely went wrong
Replies: 32
Views: 8131

Re: Something definitely went wrong

Not having a CNC for over 2 months I have made a few observations. If the shop vac hose gets caught between the gantry sides it changes the x and y axis and starts cutting in the wrong place. If the laser module that is not tywrapped to the gantry gets hung up in the Ttracks it starts cutting in the...
by Mark Jones
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: v carve advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: v carve advice

I have a hard time seeing it as well. When it's too busy that you have to study it well think about it. Half of the folk won't see it and will move on to something else.
by Mark Jones
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Gadgets - User Submissions
Topic: Box creator allowance and tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3159

Re: Box creator allowance and tabs

I don't follow what you are saying. If I am doing box ends how can I adjust the allowance and edit the tabs at the same time? Is there a detailed written instruction for the box creator? I just recreated them using the new allowance in the gadget. I did have to move them and then recalculate but it...