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by gbanet
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: James is moving on!
Replies: 51
Views: 57105

Re: James is moving on!

Best of luck, James! Thanks for all you've done.
Greg
by gbanet
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Coloring images engraved in aluminum
Replies: 14
Views: 9009

Re: Coloring images engraved in aluminum

Hi Ken, I've had a lot of luck using acrylic paints, especially acrylic paint markers, sand afterwards with fine paper for a brush finish or if I want a polished finish, and have the patience (but rarely do), I buff the aluminum before painting with rattle-can paint (acrylic doesn't clean off as eas...
by gbanet
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: New sign finally done!
Replies: 14
Views: 8813

Re: New sign finally done!

Steve said it looks great!
by gbanet
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 100,000 Posts!
Replies: 55
Views: 22971

Re: 100,000 Posts!

Thanks guys! Really appreciated.
Greg
by gbanet
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: June Workshop
Replies: 134
Views: 28099

Re: June Workshop

Had a great time. Can't thank Rob &Deb enough for there hospitality. Everyone had something interesting to share. And, as always, there's never enough time.
Thanks Rob and Deb,
Greg
by gbanet
Thu May 24, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: June Workshop
Replies: 134
Views: 28099

Re: June Workshop

I'm anxiously waiting and might see you Thursday evening. Count me in for breakfast Friday, too. I have a Shopbot that's been sitting idle for the most of the last two years and I'm hoping to change that soon. I've cut some aluminum, making hitch covers, license plates, and a few hot rod parts and h...
by gbanet
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: AARG!!! Navy Skulls
Replies: 11
Views: 3839

Re: AARG!!! Navy Skulls

Great designs, Jim! I'm anxious to see more.
Greg
by gbanet
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: New Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: New Blog

Really cool, Jamie. The video was fun to watch. Looking forward to see the finished project.
Greg
by gbanet
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Photo in corian
Replies: 8
Views: 2953

Re: Photo in corian

Thanks for the compliments. My Uncle loved it and many others complimented it, too. My Aunt will truly be missed.
Thanks,
Greg
by gbanet
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: Free Project "The Tuscan Grape Clock" for Aspire!
Replies: 23
Views: 18817

Re: Free Project "The Tuscan Grape Clock" for Aspire!

Many thanks. That's really a beautiful piece!
Greg
by gbanet
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Photo in corian
Replies: 8
Views: 2953

Photo in corian

I cut this for my Uncle today using Aspire to make a component from a bitmap. It couldn't get much simpler with this software! And, I was lucky enough to have a good pic that didn't need editing because I'm not good at editing photos. Anyway, I am happy with the detail. The memorial is cut from an 8...
by gbanet
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vectric and American Wodworker
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Vectric and American Wodworker

I spoke to Randy Johnson (writer for American Woodworker Magazine) in Memphis last fall at the Vectric User Group meeting and have been watching for an article to appear. It has finally come and I just picked up the Issue #153 April/May. Randy started a new series, The CNC Workshop and shows how eas...
by gbanet
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: Is this possible?

No matter what material you use, you could profile all the letters with the largest diameter tool that gives you the definition you're trying to attain, first. Then, before pocketing, offset the letter's vectors out by a few thousandths (or some amount less than the diameter of the profile cutter us...
by gbanet
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Anyone know the pass depth tolerance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Anyone know the pass depth tolerance?

I averaged four depths, 0.5 (0.454), 0.625 (0.565), 0.75 (0.681), and 0.875 (0.795) which gave about a 9% difference to create two passes. The number in parentheses shows the maximum depth required for two passes. I'm curious why you ask. Why wouldn't you just divide the depth by half?
Greg
by gbanet
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Delete Waste
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Re: Delete Waste

If I understood your question, Kubotaman, maybe these pics will help clarify what I wrote.
Greg