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by garylmast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Eagle and Fish
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Eagle and Fish

Using the wings and body from the Alien and Wolf model, I came up with this one. It stands 21" tall and 16" wide. I used an Aged Bronze Metal coating for the finish.

Gary
by garylmast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Alien and Wolf
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Alien and Wolf

I was trying to come up with a "different" type of model which ended up with this Alien attacking a wolf. I told my wife that it reminded me of her brother :lol: :lol: :lol: , which she didn't take as a joke and threaten to throw it away (among other things). I ended up decapitating its head and fee...
by garylmast
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rhino 6 3D Model Import Fails
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Rhino 6 3D Model Import Fails

I checked with Vectric Support when Rhino 6 came out and they didn't seem like they were going to support it anytime soon. Save it in Rhino 4 or 5 and you'll be able to import it into Aspire. They're about ready to upgrade to Rhino 7 pretty soon, which I'm liking their Rhino 7 WIP quite alot.

Gary
by garylmast
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: The Maple Ring finish
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: The Maple Ring finish

It turned out well, however it will be very brittle and easy to snap in two. You may try a different material like an acrylic solid surface, such as Avonite. You will get a better finish without the fussies. Look at Randall's project: https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=35274 and look how...
by garylmast
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Grizzly Bear
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Grizzly Bear

My granddaughter is opening up a beauty salon and I thought “Great, there’s another place I can put my projects”. I thought something out of wood or that has the metal coatings I’ve been doing wouldn’t go to well, so I thought about this Grizzy Bear using Micheal Tyler’s Marbleize Jade Technique. I ...
by garylmast
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Basic rotary question.
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Basic rotary question.

Since you originally started with Zero Position at the center, the Z Gap above the material may be extremely high after you re-positioned it to cylinder surface, may be why it's raising past the limits. Double check in the material setup the Z gap and reset at a lower amount. Without the file, it's ...
by garylmast
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Just Because You Can. . . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Just Because You Can. . . . .

I guess I'm have a bad day...download is usually around 940 Mbps using Comcast. Oh, wait a minute, I just used Xfinity speed test and it's back up where it's suppose to be. I know, I had to rub it in to you guys with slow internet speed. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Gary
by garylmast
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Making animal heads
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Making animal heads

Probably one of the fast and simplest way is to download a stl file, then imported. (Adjust angle as necessary). This example was a free download from Thingiverse.

Gary
by garylmast
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: De Oppresso Libre
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: De Oppresso Libre

Cool!
by garylmast
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Azteca Star Wars Guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Azteca Star Wars Guitar

Fancy looking guitar. Nice job!

Gary
by garylmast
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Zeroed Z height difference
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Zeroed Z height difference

Sounds to me you need to calibrate the steps in your controller. I have Mach3. If that's the same as yours, I can show you. If it's another one, maybe someone else can chime in.

Gary
by garylmast
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drive Stand - 3D Print
Replies: 23
Views: 1211

Re: Drive Stand - 3D Print

About 5-years ago I wanted to get a top of line 3D printer so I got a Stratasys UPrint SE Plus that cost $23,000, that has two nozzles that prints PLA for the support and ABS for the material, and has all the bells and whistles including a washer to melt off the support material. At the time, there ...
by garylmast
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego
Replies: 47
Views: 34503

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Just signed up. I like the idea of live streaming, it should be great.

Gary
by garylmast
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Ever have one of "THOSE" projects?
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Ever have one of "THOSE" projects?


You guys ever have "One of those projects"?! :roll: :D
Had to laugh as I was reading. Been there, done that. You'll always have one of those projects. By the way, your project, besides having all the problems turned out beautiful.

Gary
by garylmast
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Coping a paper pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Coping a paper pattern

I bought some intarsia plans, which came in a 24" x 36" size. I had FedEx scan them and put into a pdf file. From there, I was able to use various software like Aspire, Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw, Photoshop, etc to get the vectors I needed.

Gary