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by jimwill2
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

The craftsmanship is very good! My concern would be unsecured weight in the box could shift and throw the rider off-balance. Be very, very, careful!
by jimwill2
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Modeling a Flourish (Freebie Inside)
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Modeling a Flourish (Freebie Inside)

Beautiful work, as usual! Thanks for sharing.
by jimwill2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay on a curved surface
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Inlay on a curved surface

I haven't tried this on a model, but what if you cut the v-carve tool path and apply some resin before you cut the model? Maybe cut do a rough cut on the model and then the resin. Just a thought.
by jimwill2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Gadgets - User Submissions
Topic: Easy Euro Door Hinges Maker
Replies: 23
Views: 2241

Re: Easy Euro Door Hinges Maker

This looks great, thank you!

I installed it and when I clicked on 'Help' under the 'milling' pop-up it opens help in Internet Explorer even though my default browser is Chrome. Maybe nothing happens if you don't have Internet Explorer installed? Just a thought, I could be wrong.
by jimwill2
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Confusing Results
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Confusing Results

You didn't say what the dimensions were supposed to be. Perhaps the bit is not actually .25". Make sure you are cutting outside, inside or on line depending on which you designed it to be. You can get some bit deflection depending on your speed and feed. It could be a hold down issue. Maybe your box...
by jimwill2
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Roughing w/ V bit
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Roughing w/ V bit

Could you set your z-zero higher than your surface for the 'roughing' pass? Then change set the true z-zero to the surface. Just a thought... I could be wrong.
by jimwill2
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: What am I doing wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 410

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: 828
Views: 2435185

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: 103
Views: 9380

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: 370

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: 1286

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: 361457

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: 1040

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: 624

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: 1494

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...