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by jimwill2
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: What am I doing wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: What am I doing wrong

I played with it and the tabs worked when I set the thickness to .4".
by jimwill2
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world
Replies: 740
Views: 2375329

Re: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world

jimwill2 has moved from Boulder, Co 80027 to Parkville, Mo 64152

Thank you!
by jimwill2
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!
Replies: 101
Views: 5826

Re: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!

The white background is not pleasing to me. Love the forum.
by jimwill2
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D roughing boundary issue
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: 3D roughing boundary issue

When you create the roughing toolpath you should be able to set the boundary offset to -.25 (the diameter of the bit.) That should keep the bit within the vector. I'm using Aspire but I believe Vcarve should have the same option.
by jimwill2
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Frame with Clipart
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: Frame with Clipart

I would use the Extrude and Weave feature. Offset your piece to create the center of the model and create a .25" arc. Great tool.
by jimwill2
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: We’re coming to DENVER! Save the date & book your place!
Replies: 138
Views: 356408

Re: We’re coming to DENVER! Save the date & book your place!

The weather in Denver is going to get ugly Thursday. Expect some snow accumulation and Friday morning low around 15. Bundle up! We may hit 80 today!
by jimwill2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Nesting/Cutting Rectangle Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Nesting/Cutting Rectangle Parts

Why not just layout individual lines that will create your parts? If you aren't using a vacuum bed you can leave a little "onion skin" to hold your sheet together.
by jimwill2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V carving operation outside line.
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: V carving operation outside line.

I can't see anything wrong but when I 'toggle toolpath' to solid it shows your extra cut. I copied your file and pasted it into a new file it previews just fine.
by jimwill2
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Painting Carved Lettering and shallow text
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: Painting Carved Lettering and shallow text

When I'm painting/staining my vcarved text I usually add .03 to my toolpath's depth, paint it (brush or spray) while it is on the CNC then mill the .03 off. Usually 220 sanding is all it needs and even fine text is preserved. I do seal the surface first if I'm staining, not so much for paint. If I'm...
by jimwill2
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Gadgets - User Submissions
Topic: Spiral Pocket Circle Gadget
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: Spiral Pocket Circle Gadget

I downloaded your gadget and played with it a little... well done! Thanks.
by jimwill2
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Boundary Vector
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

Re: Boundary Vector

Moulding toolpath?
by jimwill2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How about doing an air cut.
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: How about doing an air cut.

When I'm using screws to hold my project I always create a toolpath to put the screws where I know they will be safe. I put a couple of clamps on the piece while I cut the screw-holes... then screw it down and get started. If I'm cutting inside profiles I also put screws on the inside off-fall so I ...
by jimwill2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Text
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Text

You must be using one of the fonts with a "@" sign in front of the name. Switch to a font without the @ and you should be fine.
by jimwill2
Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Nice work!
by jimwill2
Mon May 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Results
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Odd Results

My guess is that Bob is on the money with your machine capability. If you push your machine too fast or too deep it can bog down and lose it's place. If you go too fast while plunging it will skip a step and then it cuts deeper. If you crowd it on x it will skip in that direction and you are off on ...