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by dealguy11
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V10.5 Chamfer
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: V10.5 Chamfer

This really seems like a situation where a moulding toolpath might be a better choice. It will automatically generate the roughing pass(es) for you.
by dealguy11
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V10.5 Chamfer
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: V10.5 Chamfer

I haven't used this toolpath because I use either regular profile toolpaths (for v-bits) or moulding toolpaths (for round cutters) to do this. So take my comment with a grain of salt. It seems like a simple workaround to get the tip of the v-bit off the edge is to offset the outline vector by a smal...
by dealguy11
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Days like this make me hate my CNC
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Days like this make me hate my CNC

Steve's response is right on. The bit plunged to the table because the profile plunges to the table. Never use a closed vector for the sweep vector on a moulding toolpath. The moulding toolpath doesn't use pass depth for the final profile cut, although it does use it for the larger area clearance to...
by dealguy11
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3d finishing toolpath operation order
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: 3d finishing toolpath operation order

If you tried the moulding toolpath did you also click on the "Vary stepover" box? That has a big impact on cut quality. I prefer moulding toolpaths for this kind of work. If I was to do this part, I would use a profile toolpath to cut around the inside of the circle to cut away the inside material w...
by dealguy11
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: fillets
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: fillets

Did you stretch or otherwise change the size of the vectors after creating the fillets? Stretching a vector with fillets in one direction can change the fillets to beziers because the stretched curve is no longer an arc. I ask because the fillets that are causing problems look bigger than the other ...
by dealguy11
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two Rail Sweep Help Rquest...
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Two Rail Sweep Help Rquest...

Or create a closed vector that matches the shape you want to constrain it to, and then select the component and the vector and use the "Clear area of selected component outside selected vector" tool.
by dealguy11
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I draw a simple baluster type part with vcarve desktop ?
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: Can I draw a simple baluster type part with vcarve desktop ?

Then you're using the wrong post-processor. The post processor needs to replace one of the axes (X or Y depending on your setup) with A (or whatever you use)
by dealguy11
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I draw a simple baluster type part with vcarve desktop ?
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: Can I draw a simple baluster type part with vcarve desktop ?

Does desktop include the moulding toolpath? If so, and you have an appropriate post-processor, you can probably do this.
by dealguy11
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Dresser moulding
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Dresser moulding

Use a 2-rail sweep and carve it. See example.
by dealguy11
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Wall Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Wall Panels

There's been a couple of discussions about doors and wall panels. Here are some interesting ones we made today using pockets and moulding toolpaths. The pockets are deeper than normal because the customer intends to put mirrors in them. I would probably have pocketed out the entire back of the panel...
by dealguy11
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)
Replies: 28
Views: 1167

Re: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)

Dust masks and an air cleaner at the moment. A downdraft table would be helpful and is on the list.
by dealguy11
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)
Replies: 28
Views: 1167

Re: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)

Air sanders are nice - we use Dynabrades in our cabinet shop - but many (most?) of them have no dust collection. I'm using a Makita 5" sander in my home shop - haven't used it enough yet to have an opinion on life of the tool.
by dealguy11
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)
Replies: 28
Views: 1167

Re: Sandpaper grits...now the same on the pond:)

Abranet looks like a good product. Not so thrilled with the price of the sander.
by dealguy11
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Inconsistencies - Pocket vs Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Toolpath Inconsistencies - Pocket vs Profile

Post the v-carve file that produces this output. It's impossible to tell what's going on without that.
by dealguy11
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Preferred Vcarving Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Preferred Vcarving Wood

In addition to those already mentioned, redwood cuts beautifully.