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by TReischl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Job Dimensions - metric/imperial
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Job Dimensions - metric/imperial

Text is a different animal than vectors. If you need it to scale like that then I suggest you either do it with the scaling tool or convert into vectors before changing units. Curious though, why would you start out using imperial units and then convert everything? Does your machine only run in metr...
by TReischl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Z-Zero shifting mid-process
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Z-Zero shifting mid-process

Yup, lots of other folks have seen this sort of thing. Check the easiest things first, like the plunge feedrate you are using. Most "end mills" do not like plunging because most are not true end cutting end mills. Look at the mechanical connections, but honestly, that does not strike me as the issue...
by TReischl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: different Feeds and speeds for same tool number on different toolpath
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: different Feeds and speeds for same tool number on different toolpath

I think all you need to do is use the Edit function from the tool PATH window. This is NOT in the tool database window.
by TReischl
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket Allowance
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Pocket Allowance

Ok, I'll bite. Why is using the field in the software for exactly the required purpose a lousy way to do it compared to lying about the size of the tool to the software? The allowance only effects the sides and not the bottom. That is controlled by the cut depth. It sort of has to do with how I rea...
by TReischl
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket Allowance
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Pocket Allowance

Just do it. Then hover your mouse over the pocket to see what the depth actually is. Or, you can also find that information on the tool path listing. BTW, I think using the pocket "allowance" is a lousy way to do it. When I need to tune a pocket I just Edit the tool and adjust the diameter a tad. If...
by TReischl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Odd text engraving
Replies: 21
Views: 4986

Re: Odd text engraving

Uncle Bob, take a look at the date on the posts, about 7 years ago. . . .

I think Len is still around though.
by TReischl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting Boards with Inlays
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Cutting Boards with Inlays

Those look really good.
by TReischl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Mouse
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: 3D Mouse

Ted, I thought you had mentioned you have CorelDRAW, some time ago...it also pans with the scroll wheel held down. (So does Auuuto cad.) Corel Draw has bit the dust. A sordid tale at best. Suddenly my 2019 version developed issues, like not running at all. Contacted Corel. Oh, well, Windows did an ...
by TReischl
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Mouse
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: 3D Mouse

The scroll wheel hold down works, but like I said above, not one other piece of software that I own does pan that way. Now I could go off on a rant and spiel away about it ad nauseam but the simple matter is that those who wrote it that way did it for a reason, not a whim. One thing I have always sa...
by TReischl
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Mouse
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: 3D Mouse

I have grown wary of "advance hardware" over the years for the exact reasons listed above. Something gets updated and the update fails to include a driver or whatever. Not exactly sure what great benefit would result in using a 3d mouse in Vectric products though? I understand if one is using the 3d...
by TReischl
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Best way do design spoil board grid
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best way do design spoil board grid

Lines are great, but holes for pins are the greatest. Been using this tooling method for years. Buy some 1” long 1/4” pins. Pocket cut holes in X and Y. I have one at 1” from zero, one at 2”, then every 2” after that. By putting 2 pins on one axis, and one on the other, you can bank your work piece...
by TReischl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Corner Rounding - How to do it question
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Corner Rounding - How to do it question

ohiolyons wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:36 pm
Unless I did it wrong it does recreate the desired form.

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And nope, that is not the desired form according to Leo's post.
by TReischl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Corner Rounding - How to do it question
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Corner Rounding - How to do it question

Like this? I used the 2-rail sweep but I had to play with the vectors quite a bit. I created three stacked components then copied the vectors to a new layer then offset and cut them to create the sweep. Yup, that is exactly what I was writing about. Not sure what you mean by "play with the vectors"...
by TReischl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Corner Rounding - How to do it question
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Corner Rounding - How to do it question

I think you need to break it down into 3 individual items then merge them together. You can use a two rail sweep: Capture.PNG So you make three of these, each one thicker than the one before. Then merge them all together. That long radius down the length will get covered by each subsequent component...
by TReischl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: End grain oak warping
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: End grain oak warping

Hmmm, I think you are stuck. Another comment, a lot of the "oaks" are extremely porous along the grain. For instance, you can actually blow through red oak like it is a straw. That porosity does not make for a good working cutting board. It stains easily and could be a health issue. If it is just a ...