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by wilkigr
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Michael Tyler book boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Michael Tyler book boxes

Thank you, Michael. Your projects do keep me busy. :D
by wilkigr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Michael Tyler book boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Michael Tyler book boxes

Thank you, Scott.

That's a great idea, Steve! I'm sure that he will love it.
by wilkigr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Michael Tyler book boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Michael Tyler book boxes

The smaller of the two follows Michael's plans and instructions without any modification. For the larger, I removed one of the "books" from the height and then doubled up the remaining ones horizontally. The smaller is flocked inside and is an open box. The larger holds two stacked trays that contai...
by wilkigr
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Windows 11 Compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Windows 11 Compatibility

I'm thinking that maybe you are kidding, but in case you are not, according to the most recent info that I can find on the Microsoft site, there is no windows 11 and maybe never will be. Have you found otherwise - other than internet rumours? :D
by wilkigr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Masking workpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Masking workpiece

I use adhesive-backed shelf liner from Home Depot and have never had an issue with bleeding. I believe that Martin has the right idea. Be sure the material is clean and dry, roll the adhesive film with a J roller and use sharp bits.
by wilkigr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Retro-camera clock
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Retro-camera clock

Tks much, Dave.
by wilkigr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Todd's Catch Tray using offcuts
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Todd's Catch Tray using offcuts

Very nice choice of "offcut" colours.
by wilkigr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Wood burn sign look
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Wood burn sign look

I'm assuming that you do not have access to a laser. You could try running a V bit too slow and with a very slow feed rate. I've burned more than my share of pieces while learning feeds and speeds. Some of my V cuts look like wood burning as a result. This is not great for the bit, though. Plan B: M...
by wilkigr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Retro-camera clock
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Retro-camera clock

Thank you much, Michael It was a fun project. I was lucky to have some small knobs from some previous toy-making projects, so those details were very simple to include.
by wilkigr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Retro-camera clock
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Retro-camera clock

While this is an old project by Michael Tyler, I only came upon it recently. I only had baltic birch plywood to work with, so it is not as refined as Michael's, but it is an excellent project. I used black stain for the box exterior, cappuccino stain for the bellows and blond shellac for all the res...
by wilkigr
Mon May 03, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: model border trace off center
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: model border trace off center

FWIW, I get the same offset using the Vectric clipart. I get better results using high quality clipart from other sites .I just put it to down to the low resolution of the Vectric clipart. Setting the modelling resolution to 50x does not change it. It's never caused me a problem as the offset seems ...
by wilkigr
Sun May 02, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: splitting the project in half to fit my CNC
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: splitting the project in half to fit my CNC

From you crv file, it looks like the entire door is 36" x 79", well within the size that your CNC can handle.. I would mount two pieces of the door material to the spoil board butted up against each other. They don't need to be attached to each other, as long as they cannot move on the spoil board. ...
by wilkigr
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Radius Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Radius Guide

As Charlie put it here for anyone to download and use, I trust that he won't mind me posting it as a dxf, which Robert can import into his version of VC.
RadiusGuide.dxf
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by wilkigr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Laser Etching Tile
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Laser Etching Tile

I use a water-borne poly recommended for floors. I use a Critter spray gun to apply it. Two coats seems enough. Friends and family have been using them as coasters and they still look fine.
by wilkigr
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 1/2" Baltic birch drawer sides
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: 1/2" Baltic birch drawer sides

The 1/4" compression bit that I looked at on the Amana site shows that the upcut part of the bit is 9/32" long. Looking at your file, other than the profile cut out, you are not cutting deep enough to engage the downcut part of that bit. So, you are essentially using an upcut bit and will cut tear o...