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by garylmast
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Color Image Carving / Epoxy Inlay
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Color Image Carving / Epoxy Inlay

If somebody is interested, I can post a kind of step-by-step tutorial.
Yes, please post the tutorial. I think I can see how you did it, but would like to see the different steps. Thanks.

Gary
by garylmast
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Project
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Project

Great job, and that's just the start. I'm sure many more great project to come.

Gary
by garylmast
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Steampunk Sleigh
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Steampunk Sleigh

I just showed this to my Great Granddaughter and she said "Cute".

Gary
by garylmast
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: drawing a parallel line
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: drawing a parallel line

draw the line then use the offset feature.
by garylmast
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: "Tattered Flag"
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: "Tattered Flag"

Nice job! :D :D :D
by garylmast
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Best way do design spoil board grid
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best way do design spoil board grid

I use an engraving bit set at a depth of .002". I then run pencil mark down each line so it stays visible.

Gary
by garylmast
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Resin filled Aztec Lazy Susan
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Resin filled Aztec Lazy Susan

Cool! :D :D :D
by garylmast
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: un-grouping letters
Replies: 28
Views: 696

Re: un-grouping letters

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by garylmast
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bookpile design by Michael Tyler
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Bookpile design by Michael Tyler

I read that 2nd book. It was quite disturbing. :? :? :?

Gary
by garylmast
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Hello all, Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Hello all, Happy New Year!

Under the Modeling section, use the Create Shape tool to create the recess using either a selected height or a subtract distance, then start another component and select the text and raise them to the height you want. Create a border around the inside of the pocket and around the letters, Select bot...
by garylmast
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Trouble closing vectors
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Trouble closing vectors

More times then not, you have two vectors sitting on top of each other but connected somewhere. You can play around different ways to find it, but one of the easier ways is draw a few parallel lines though them and cut between the lines to separate them. Then select duplicate vectors.

Gary
by garylmast
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vector Selection Order
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Vector Selection Order

One way that may help is whether you're doing a profile or pocket toolpath is to Edit the Passes. I recently was doing several intarsias, where I wanted fine edges, but was having similar problems, but by increasing the passes by 50%, the cutting came out very smooth. It's going to slow thing down b...
by garylmast
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Santa Believe Puzzle Frame
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Santa Believe Puzzle Frame

I cut out the entire frame. I used a extra long 1/8" bit. Much deflection. I now have it figured out how to cut it with a 1/4" bit. I've just done several more intarsias, and to avoid deflection and/or breakage of the small bit, I increased the passes by 50%. Little slower but worked good. By the w...
by garylmast
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Use on a stand alone laser
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Use on a stand alone laser

I wouldn't count on it. My stand alone Laser, I export dxf files from Aspire then run it with the Laser software.

Gary
by garylmast
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Duplicate vectors mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Duplicate vectors mystery

Another problem, which is probably more common is you have an open vector that is attached, but is too close to see.

Gary