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by ManitobaKeith
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: DVD of Premade Projects
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

Re: DVD of Premade Projects

Disclaimer: I have not purchased patterns from either site. I purchased & used the full set of files from LazerTech & found them to be pretty good. I did some tweaking to get them to meet my needs, then I expanded the lineup. I no longer have a machine that can cut these files, so I don't use them ...
by ManitobaKeith
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Router and Collet suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 7598

Re: Router and Collet suggestions

You will not regret getting the spindle. Given where I live, an air cooled one would have been the better choice.
by ManitobaKeith
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A Parting Gift - Snappy Safe Stepper
Replies: 12
Views: 3255

Re: A Parting Gift - Snappy Safe Stepper

Maybe you could market designs even if you can't cut them yourself. Just a thought. That is a very good thought. I do have some other KDF type items. A "5 sheet Playhouse" and I was working on a "Castle Playhouse". I just returned from helping the new owner of the "Tree Frog CNC Machine" get it set...
by ManitobaKeith
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A Parting Gift - Snappy Safe Stepper
Replies: 12
Views: 3255

A Parting Gift - Snappy Safe Stepper

Hi Folks, I thought I would post this parting gift. It is a safety stool that I saw in a magazine & converted to CNC in Aspire 2. I made a few modifications to it and added a couple of shelves on the blackboard (non step side). No screws are used. It will support over 250 lbs, but is mostly for kids...
by ManitobaKeith
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Re: Machine For Sale

SOLD to Ken & Vectric has been notified - Thanks.
by ManitobaKeith
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Re: Machine For Sale

Ken is correct in that statement. I have agreed to sell him my copy of Aspire V2 which I think he is going to upgrade to V3.09.

I will miss doing CNC - A LOT!! Where is the METHE CNC ;-)))
by ManitobaKeith
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Re: Machine For Sale

Hi, Thanks again to all for your thoughts and comments.

The unit has been sold, however, I still have a copy of Aspire 2.0 that Tony would love someone to upgrade to 3.09, so go to my website or PM me & I will reply as soon as I am able.

Thanks to all for your interest.
by ManitobaKeith
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Re: Machine For Sale

Thanks to ALL for your emails, phone calls, concern & suggestions. Unfortunately I have more severe allergies that just wood. Petrochemical & tar allergies sent me into the computer programming field a long time ago while I was studying Robotics in the mid 80's. Ruined 4 years of my life & I have n...
by ManitobaKeith
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Re: Machine For Sale

Sorry Folks, I should have posted the size of the machine & a few more bits of information. It is a 6' x 12' rack & pinion machine with a 54" x 120" working surface. Comes with 2.2 KW water cooled spindle & VFD for ONLY $6000 Canadian $, including Aspire V2. Look at the website above for more inform...
by ManitobaKeith
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Re: Machine For Sale

Hi Ken, I replied to your email, but it never worked. Sent a PM. I prefer to sell Aspire with the CNC machine if the purchaser doesn't have it. Otherwise, I will sell it separately and you are #2 on the list. . Sorry about the link but one can get there from the main page, or the correct link http:/...
by ManitobaKeith
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machine For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Machine For Sale

Hi All, Just wanted to let you know I am selling my machine as well as my copy of Aspire V2. Sad to do so but life goes on. As I live in Manitoba Canada, this will be mostly of interest to Canadians and folks in the northern states. If you are interested in the specifications and price, please look ...
by ManitobaKeith
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: aligning a set of vectors to another vector?
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: aligning a set of vectors to another vector?

you can manually move and rotate an individual shape and align it to another shape like an arc or even an uneven shape. just double click on the shape and move it or scale from the corners or rotate from far out. don't know if v3 is any better is i also have 2.5. you might need to zoom a bit
by ManitobaKeith
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Texture!
Replies: 8
Views: 4474

Re: Texture!

Hi Tim, Not really sure what you were saying, so just to clarify. The second item I referenced is available under the GNU public license. Also, there are many, many, GIMP (free GNU) plugins (free GNU) that do some fantastic image manipulations and create textures. There are also graphic transform pl...
by ManitobaKeith
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Texture!
Replies: 8
Views: 4474

Re: Texture!

Dan Sawatsky sells a CD with them http://www.imaginationcorporation.ca/ and I found another site that has a lot for free - I posted it quite some time ago. These are all graphic textures.
by ManitobaKeith
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help importing .eps files
Replies: 4
Views: 2127

Re: Help importing .eps files

I told Vectric about this last March and sent them sample files. I use Ghost Script's GSView (free) to make them readable by Vectric. Just open the file in GSView, then click on file convert , pick device = pdfwrite with a 600 resolution, and click OK. That's it. Would have thought V3 would fix that.