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by sawmillsam
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: #D Map of the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 3982

Re: #D Map of the USA

Just a note on those files, at the scale I made it (about 18" wide) I had to conglomerate some of those little tiny eastern seaboard states, and note the little line marking the upper peninsula of Michigan - I kept that with Wisconsin. In hindsight I would have made some of the Great Lakes in blue t...
by sawmillsam
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: #D Map of the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 3982

Re: #D Map of the USA

Thanks, Martin, completely forgot about the compatibility with V-carve.

Here's the file in that form.
by sawmillsam
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: #D Map of the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 3982

Re: #D Map of the USA

Here's one I made a bit ago, worked well for me. Use offset to create the right gap depending on the size of map you are making.
by sawmillsam
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Resolution revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Resolution revisited

That's it, thanks Michael! I can see a distinct difference in the 3D view.

Wonder why the 2D gray scale of the model wouldn't show the same resolution as in the 3D?

Thanks for your help.
by sawmillsam
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Resolution revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Resolution revisited

I created three blank Aspire files, all identical except I made one with a resolution of Standard (fastest), one at Very High (7X) and the last at Maximum (50X). I drew a 6 inch circle in each and modeled inside the circle a simple flat profile .125" high. I zoomed in as much as I could and measured...
by sawmillsam
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Quick tricks to draw a tangent to a circle.
Replies: 4
Views: 2868

Re: Quick tricks to draw a tangent to a circle.

Mike, I think that is a wrong description of the method. The link below shows the correct method. https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/construct-circletangent.html Basically, to draw a line tangent to a circle from a point, draw a line from the point to the center of the circle. Bisect that line and ...
by sawmillsam
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Drywall or gypsum carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4876

Re: Drywall or gypsum carving

Here's a video of him creating it. Looks like no sheet rock build-up, must be some additives in the mud to avoid the cracking. Talented artist.

by sawmillsam
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: M1911 Colt 45, work in progress
Replies: 35
Views: 14572

Re: M1911 Colt 45, work in progress

ha ha, trigger finger surgery while you're cutting out a gun.

Seriously, is that a big deal to get done? My little finger is curling up for a few years now, thinking about having it looked at.
by sawmillsam
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: M1911 Colt 45, work in progress
Replies: 35
Views: 14572

Re: M1911 Colt 45, work in progress

Like the bullet!

Grease, was that a shop accident on your hand? Or trigger finger surgery?
by sawmillsam
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strange tool path
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: Strange tool path

Or maybe you cut ON the vector instead of OUTSIDE of the vector...?
by sawmillsam
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Node Editing
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Node Editing

Looks like you had some nodes in several spots that were right on top of themselves. Seems like fit to curve tool doesn't like that I've noticed before. Keep zooming in, like to the max, and when you still see nodes close you have a problem. I deleted the extra ones and then the 'fit to curve' worke...
by sawmillsam
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: HELP joining vectors!
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: HELP joining vectors!

Zombo, why are you trying to join the vectors? They don't need to be closed for a profile toolpath, only for a vcarve toolpath. If I'm understanding what you want to do correctly.
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by sawmillsam
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: model height question
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

Re: model height question

You say you want a base height of .625 but the screenshot shows you have entered .60. The final height is additive to your base height, that's why its not giving you a total of .75, if you enter .60 base height and .15 in the final height with the Scale to exact height checked you will end up with a...
by sawmillsam
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Lady in the woods dxf drawing
Replies: 40
Views: 16302

Re: Lady in the woods dxf drawing

Looks like it is a result of low resolution photos being traced. I can't find anything on the web more than 720 x 1280, which yields the same results when you trace it, just because the pixels are too big to show the actual shape. Like you say, doesn't really show in the final result, so maybe it do...
by sawmillsam
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Lady in the woods dxf drawing
Replies: 40
Views: 16302

Re: Lady in the woods dxf drawing

Ha ha, my eyesight is not as good as it used to be either. No, can't see them in that. Here's a snip of what I'm seeing on the screen.