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by garylmast
Fri May 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cryptex
Replies: 20
Views: 517

Re: Cryptex

Thanks yall it was fun to build. Michael, the parts were vacuum resin stabilized. I roughed them out first then stabilized and baked them. It keeps the thin maple rings from warping. Doesn't matter how long you've been on this forum, there's always something to learn. I do a lot of models from MDF,...
by garylmast
Thu May 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cryptex
Replies: 20
Views: 517

Re: Cryptex

Wow can't describe it enough. Great Job!

Gary
by garylmast
Wed May 27, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Can't down load g code
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Can't down load g code

You need to know what Post Processor your machine requires to run, and whether it runs in metric or imperial measurements. Under Save Toolpaths when you click the down arrow it will list the many choices. My machine runs in metric and requires the generic G Code, as shown in the picture. If it's a C...
by garylmast
Sun May 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

Play with my dogs.

Gary
by garylmast
Fri May 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Advice Needed

Your laser should of come with it's own software to run the machine, not Mach 3. Usually you'll need to import either a Bitmap, dxf or ai file, etc., rather than toolpaths created with the Vectric software. You might want to google the K40 Laser and watch some of the videos.

Gary
by garylmast
Fri May 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Importing logos and image files so they can be vectorised!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 831

Re: Importing logos and image files so they can be vectorised!!!

When you open a new file hold Ctrl and Shift when you hit enter. Then change the resolution to Maximum. That will help when you're trying to trace the bitmap.

Gary
by garylmast
Wed May 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem with 3D cut job
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Problem with 3D cut job

My first thought is you might have a Tramming issue, your spindle/router tilted side to side or nod front to rear. Another issue is you may not be squaring the material to how the spindle/router is. In my spoil board, I took a engraving bit and made reference cuts a couple thousandths deep every 12"...
by garylmast
Sun May 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Intarsia
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Intarsia

I guess a few of us had the same thought. Since my great granddaughter is coming over today for Mother's Day, I thought this would be a great present and also kept me busy the last couple of days.
Gary
by garylmast
Fri May 08, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Intarsia
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Intarsia

This is a little different from what you have asked for but this post from a few years ago might contain some useful info :lol: :lol: Martin, you reminded me of one I started a few years ago, but never finished. I found the picture of the eagle intarsia on the internet and started tracing the vecto...
by garylmast
Fri May 08, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Intarsia
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Intarsia

Thanks. Ya I found those too but they are for purchase. I don’t have aspire or illustrator. I’m just looking for a vcarve file to try it. I'm not sure about VCarve, but you will need to do some major node editing. I used Aspire. Once you get the vectors, you'll need to double them and delete the or...
by garylmast
Thu May 07, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Intarsia
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Intarsia

I've done about a dozen from Judy Gale Roberts ( https://intarsia.com ). They will mail a large print out that I took over to FedEx to have them scan it can save it as a pdf file. I was then able to bring it into Aspire and trace the vectors. Adobe Illustrator is another good software for the tracin...
by garylmast
Sun May 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2 sided carve
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: 2 sided carve

Draw and Center a vector around your model, then copy to other side. When you position the model, use the "Center Object on Last Selected Object"

Gary
by garylmast
Sun May 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: small radius on inside corners
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: small radius on inside corners

Draw a smaller rectangle in each corner, then mill inside that with the smaller bit.

Gary
by garylmast
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: what went wrong
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: what went wrong

First thing that comes to mind is your mill slipped from the collet from either a wore out collet or it not fitting tight. and/or it had a bind somewhere and you lost some steps. I once used a 1/8" collet with a 3mm mill and had that problem.

Gary
by garylmast
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: Free Project of the Month - Parish Pump Planter
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Free Project of the Month - Parish Pump Planter

+1
Just when I was looking for another project Michael comes through :D
Me too. Thanks Micheal.

Gary