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by DLWOODWORKS
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plywood
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Plywood

Be VERY careful with Chinese plywood. Use a metal detector on it before using any bits or blades on it. I had a piece that when I ran it thru my tablesaw with a $100 plywood blade, I saw sparks coming out of the plywood. Found a huge chunk of metal embedded in the plywood. Since then chinese plywood...
by DLWOODWORKS
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Please help with creating this shape in Aspire 10
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Please help with creating this shape in Aspire 10

WOW!!! Thank you so much guys. :D :D

I tried two rail sweep and just couldn't figure out how to get the ends to slant in.
by DLWOODWORKS
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Please help with creating this shape in Aspire 10
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Please help with creating this shape in Aspire 10

I'm getting started in modeling and have tried all the different modeling tools to get the shape in the pictures below. I am striking out. I know it can be done, I just don't know how. I created the shapes pictured in Sketchup in about 2 minutes. I want to create another Pyramid4.jpg to intersect th...
by DLWOODWORKS
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Photo VCarving - Coming Soon to VERSION 10
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Photo VCarving - Coming Soon to VERSION 10

So, is Photovcarve going away now that it is part of Aspire?
by DLWOODWORKS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Bad machining marks
Replies: 25
Views: 3096

Re: Bad machining marks

Martin, I could be that the wood has some squirely grain patterns. I've had this happen on some types of wood where the grain is all over the place. It has happened using both razor sharp hand tools and powered tools. Depending on what I'm doing, I look closely at the grain pattern to make sure it i...
by DLWOODWORKS
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Ramp and lead on last pass?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Ramp and lead on last pass?

I use the method Adrian mentions except I just save the two tool paths into one file. All first passes are done, then the final pass is done. I tend to climb cut all my first passes, then conventional cut my final pass. I get a cleaner and more accurate part when done. The climb cut pushes the bit a...
by DLWOODWORKS
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: What have you been cutting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: What have you been cutting?

Plywood cabinet parts. LOTS AND LOTS of them. I get not only chips but also small chunks of plywood and slivers of plywood. I haven't been able to do much "playing" with the CNC as work keeps getting the way and 10 hours a day of cutting plywood makes you want to just get out of the shop at the end ...
by DLWOODWORKS
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thin Plywood
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: Thin Plywood

See if there is a cabinet shop supplier in your area. They specialize in products like you are asking about. 1/8" ply is used a lot in cabinetry and furniture making. My local suppliers have 1/8" in all you've mentioned plus other species.
by DLWOODWORKS
Tue May 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Info About Using a "mini pc"
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Re: Info About Using a "mini pc"

I've got one of those All-In-one machines that has the monitor and everything in the same box. It has 4 USB ports. I also have an external USB HUB to run all the other stuff (keyboard, mouse, barcode reader, printer, label printer). The CNC is connected to the USB ports built into the PC. I use it t...
by DLWOODWORKS
Fri May 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Possible new capabillity in Aspire
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Possible new capabillity in Aspire

I learned a new word today offal Which is crazy that I have never heard the word before since I am actually in the business of "offal". I Love this forum! Well, it really should be "off fall" but no one says it that way. It is very common in sheet metal shops, especially ones running turret presses...
by DLWOODWORKS
Thu May 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Possible new capabillity in Aspire
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Possible new capabillity in Aspire

Cranking up the "way back" machine. . . . :::clunk:::bang:::hiss:::: I used NestLib when I was writing this stuff. It was not that the module needs the capability but rather the software feeding it. One of the things I wrote was the ability to capture "offall" so those pieces could be stored for su...
by DLWOODWORKS
Thu May 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Possible new capabillity in Aspire
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Possible new capabillity in Aspire

I do a lot of sheet processing. And with that comes a lot of nesting. Current nesting allows only one sheet size to be used. Would it be possible to add the capability of using partial sheets in the nesting process? For example, I have a full sheet of 1/2" MDF and two sheets that are 21" wide x 97" ...
by DLWOODWORKS
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Flakey program
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Re: FLAKEY PROGRAM

I've had problems like this when my mouse is starting to get flakey. I hold the left button to do an operation and things start/stop where I had not intended. Put a new mouse on and everything worked great. Mice do wear out after awhile. I replace mine once every couple of years.
by DLWOODWORKS
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 45 degree hole
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: 45 degree hole

I'm a Rhino user trying to create a simple model for someone who uses Aspire 9.5. He's trying to insert a 4" dust port into .5" thick material at a 45 degree angle. I made a model for him in Rhino by creating a 4" cylinder, rotating to 45 degrees, placing it through the center of the .5" thick mate...
by DLWOODWORKS
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: multiple profile passes without z return or unneeded jogs
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: multiple profile passes without z return or unneeded jog

This seems so basic, but I can't figure how to quickly program multiple passes on an on-the-line profile, without having unneeded z clearance moves, and return to start point moves before lowering for next cut. I want to go: Z1d, A to B, Z2d, B to A, Z3d A to B, etc. I can do this manually to the c...