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by Roly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

What I have done with text on a curved surface is to use plastibond coloured with acrylic artist paint. Simply fill scrape level and sand smooth after setting. It is advisable to seal timber first with some estapol or shellac
by Roly
Sat May 02, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo

I use a series of wet and dry after the initial sanding to remove saw marks, then I go through the micromesh grades. It takes a little longer but works very well. When I did a series of round coasters I followed the same technique on the lathe
by Roly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Scott inspired me
Replies: 115
Views: 10229

Re: Scott inspired me

All you blokes inspire me and at the same time I get so envious of the work you do that I have to go out and try to get half as good. Havn't really done anything that matches you all so I will keep trying.

Roly
by Roly
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Walnut Wolves Salvaged
Replies: 26
Views: 3523

Re: Walnut Wolves Salvaged

You sir, are a good man with much talent
by Roly
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Vectric Proudly Becomes Employee Owned!
Replies: 24
Views: 86589

Re: Vectric Proudly Becomes Employee Owned!

Nothing more to be said except to endorse the above comments. I hope the company prospers for many years to come.
by Roly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

Greolt and TReisch, Thanks for your comments gents, I can get the axis to move by using the normal buttons for moving the carriage around the table. I will not move when I manually enter a value for the A axis. However I will persevere and you have given me a fair bit of insight about where to start...
by Roly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

There are A values showing, I may have over thought the issue a bit.
by Roly
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

Sorry I have not been able to get back to it for a day or so. John, That advice was good and I think I got a couple of questions to now ask Randall Newcomb. Greolt, I activated the 'A' axis and everything slowed down drastically. I have since played with it a bit and it has returned to normal but st...
by Roly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

Thought it could have been sa simple as not having 'A' axis recognized in the settings. (in mach3 ports and pins) All that did was slow the whole system to an absolute crawl.
by Roly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

I can move the rotary axis using the keyboard. It just does not move when I am running the small test program. This is even though the values of the 'A' change in the program as it runs. Almost like it is not sending the values to the machine.

Roly
by Roly
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

Yes Adrian thanks. I just spent a very cold Sunday in front of the fire looking at different subjects but didn't get anything that seemed to resemble my problem.

Roly
by Roly
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Need advice about rotary turning

Perhaps this should be in a different forum. I managed to set up my rotary engraving axis and of course ran into problems. I had a read of the tutorial in Humblesticks and watched the vectric tutorials. Here's the problem. When I load my Gcode for a simple test cut, my rotary axis does not move. I h...
by Roly
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Walnut Wolves Salvaged
Replies: 26
Views: 3523

Re: Walnut Wolves Salvaged

Absolutely love your work.
by Roly
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem with smoothing out a vector
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

Re: Problem with smoothing out a vector

I may be wrong but if you go into the node editing mode and remove all the points in the problem area and turn that section of the line into a bezier curve, you should be able to manipulate it by the handles to get a nice smooth curve. Worked for me so I hope it helps you. Of course someone else may...
by Roly
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vectric's 12 days of christmas is here....
Replies: 43
Views: 33969

Re: Vectric's 12 days of christmas is here....

To all at Vectric,

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all. Have a good festive season and thank you very much for the free models.

Roly,
From Batlow