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by pro70z28
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Design & Carve - Aspire
Topic: Christmas Edge Light SIgn
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Christmas Edge Light SIgn

The clear acrylic and translucent blue/red acrylic was cut with the laser, digital prints in the "O"s. Ivy along the bottom was printed on clear vinyl. The base was done on the shopBot/Aspire 9.0 using the Floral Sawg file from the library. Bottom layer is oak with Mission Oak stain. The top layer i...
by pro70z28
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D File location
Replies: 14
Views: 4554

Re: 3D File location

Sorry, I seem to have dropped the ball on this thread. Thanks Mike & Dwayne for the comments.
by pro70z28
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Design & Make Clipart - Gallery
Topic: First Aspire job
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: First Aspire job

Thanks mtylerfl. GeneMpls, It's a home made backhoe. Backhoe fits inside extension forks to get extra height for the scaffolding. It's faster and a whole lot easier for a 1 man operation than lugging around traditional scaffolding. Load all the heavy stuff on the platform and raise it up. scaffold 1...
by pro70z28
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Design & Make Clipart - Gallery
Topic: First Aspire job
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: First Aspire job

Thanks Dwayne & John. Got it installed today.
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Area Club a.jpg
by pro70z28
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Design & Make Clipart - Gallery
Topic: First Aspire job
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

First Aspire job

Well not the first really, but the first with 9.0.
by pro70z28
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drawing script on painting
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Drawing script on painting

I have an old engraving attachment from a manual machine that I adapted to the CNC. I took the spindle out and kept the spring loaded slider and made a marker mount for it. I set it up so the marker just makes contact and the engraver slider adjusts up and down to conform to any irregularities in th...
by pro70z28
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D File location
Replies: 14
Views: 4554

Re: 3D File location

I was pausing the site tonight and stumbled across this thread. I realized I never posted photos of the project I was hoping to do a custom design on. I still haven't upgraded to the latest Aspire, but it's still on the list. Probably do it when I upgrade the CNC. I have a 4th axis and a few other b...
by pro70z28
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Cut2D - Gallery
Topic: Dust Separators
Replies: 9
Views: 4971

Dust Separators

Made 2 separators yesterday. One for the Table Saw & Miter Saw. The other for the CNC.
by pro70z28
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Change spoilboard?
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: Change spoilboard?

I have 3/4" oak plywood as a base with a 3/4" MDF spoil boar screwed 12" on center so it stays flat. I screw it down from the bottom side and I use aluminum screws, so if I happen to hit one it doesn't hurt the bit. I use 1.25" screws so it's not likely I'll ever will hit one.
by pro70z28
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 1st use of plotter pen
Replies: 31
Views: 14154

Re: 1st use of plotter pen

I used an old spring loaded engraving head. Took the rotary tool off and made a bracket to hold magic markers. I've done a lot of 4'x8' outline drawings for stage props. (then the kids painted them like a coloring book). The markers wear down after 3-4 sheets, so I just buy cheap markers and change ...
by pro70z28
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cutting 1 inch foam
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: Cutting 1 inch foam

I've cut a lot of foam over the years. Pink foam from the big box store, White foam from the same place. High density foam for signs. It does make a mess. Before the ShopBot I ran a MultiCam that used a ball screw drive for the "Y" axis (25+ years ago). The foam would stick to the threads and build ...
by pro70z28
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Change Vector Stroke Size
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Change Vector Stroke Size

My laser just follows vectors as a centerline if I'm cutting or as a boarder if I'm scanning/filling a design element. What brand/type of laser do you have?
by pro70z28
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Texture toolbox offset spacing issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: Texture toolbox offset spacing issue

I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it, but I recently did a sign with a texture background. I did a separate offset outline around all the boundaries of the text & graphics, offset enough to stay clear of the original vectors by at least 1/2 the width of the bit. I cut the background and the...
by pro70z28
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Fuzzy Fish?
Replies: 13
Views: 3001

Re: Fuzzy Fish?

I've never tried this myself, but would it work to give it a coat or 2 of varnish or some other high solids finish, on the table, let it dry and run a cleanup pass after it's dried? Not real efficient time wise, but I wonder if it would work or just make a mess?
by pro70z28
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Aluminum Footboards
Replies: 16
Views: 3988

Re: Aluminum Footboards

Very very nice work. He should have a blast with those. Sorry, I had to say it.

How did you get the fins, that appear to be below the surface, so crisp & clean? Some sort of very small Dremel, or.......?