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by sparky957
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: MDF Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: MDF Bits

Thank you for your help.
I can see I need to get more aggressive with the tool paths to improve tool life.
I have always tended to go easy on the machine. Too easy by the looks of it.

Art
by sparky957
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: MDF Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: MDF Bits

I would have to make a few modifications to my settings to achieve that feed rate. If you are using a 6mm cutter to profile 19mm mdf what would your depth of cut be set to? A quick international search has provided a lot more choices of bits to try. Have actually never used any of my spiral bits on ...
by sparky957
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: MDF Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: MDF Bits

Adrian The spiral bit is one I didn't try. I will see what I can find in a single flute spiral bit. I have been using a 1/4" straight 2 flute bit. 90% of the material is 3/4 ". Stephen I suspect my feeds and speeds are too conservative (100"/min 12000 rpm .25"per pass). I don't remember seeing anyth...
by sparky957
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: MDF Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 653

MDF Bits

Just wondering what people are using to cut MDF. Specifically talking endmills for profile cutting templates. I have tried a few different bits but they don't seem to keep an edge for very long. I realize the material is very abrasive. I'm sure there are people cutting MDF daily, just wondering what...
by sparky957
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Free Model (Anchor)
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Free Model (Anchor)

Thank you !!
by sparky957
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!
Replies: 103
Views: 8306

Re: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!

The gallery will now for me just be a view of photos. Will read any message attached to a new post but when I log in and the new post icon is blue I am not going to be opening every photo till I find the new post. All good just won't post anything to the gallery. Just use the notifications and/or a...
by sparky957
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!
Replies: 103
Views: 8306

Re: Welcome to the new and improved Vectric Forum!

The gallery will now for me just be a view of photos. Will read any message attached to a new post but when I log in and the new post icon is blue I am not going to be opening every photo till I find the new post. All good just won't post anything to the gallery.
by sparky957
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Making a sign for a friend
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: Making a sign for a friend

Thank You!!! This is perfect for a buddy of mine.
Actually I suspect I will have to make a few of these.
Thanks again !!

Art
by sparky957
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trouble with toolpath previews
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Trouble with toolpath previews

i heard back from support today.Charlie Pullen (Vectric Ltd.) Mar 11, 09:03 WET Hello Art. The 2D View is showing the toolpath for the Pocket where it is cutting to full depth and where you should see cut results on the material. The 3D Toolpath is showing the full toolpath, including the steps down...
by sparky957
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trouble with toolpath previews
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Trouble with toolpath previews

Adrian wrote:I've never seen that either. I think it would be one for Vectric support as I can't think of any reason why the two previews would be that different.
Thanks Adrian.
Email sent to support.

Art
by sparky957
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trouble with toolpath previews
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Trouble with toolpath previews

I understand what you are saying but my point is there should be no need for the clearance tool to follow that path. The vbit I am using should be taking all that material out in that area. There is nothing for the clearance tool to remove. Maybe I am missing something. I have been using this softwa...
by sparky957
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trouble with toolpath previews
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Trouble with toolpath previews

What do you mean by a lot more toolpaths ? It is only one toolpath in the 3D view unless you have muptiple toolpaths selected with a tick box :lol: If you are refering to the red likes then that shows the path of the toolbit so will show where the tool lifts & moves to a different area when cutting...
by sparky957
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trouble with toolpath previews
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Trouble with toolpath previews

I am getting different toolpath previews between the 2d view and the 3d view. Simple vcarve toolpath with a flat depth of 1". 60 deg vbit and 1/8" endmill for clearance tool. In 2d view the clearance tool shows the expected path. In the 3d view it shows a lot more toolpaths. Im not sure why there is...
by sparky957
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Wedding sign
Replies: 25
Views: 5815

Re: Wedding sign

Thank you for the file.

Art
by sparky957
Mon May 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: who makes 3d files for hire.
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: who makes 3d files for hire.

hello I'm new to Vectric. I do mostly 2D model work but have a couple clients that would like their plaque done in 3D. I was just looking for some names of people that do 3D file work. At this time I can't justify upgrading to Aspire. I have attached one of the logos that I would like in a 3D file....