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by Xxray
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3D NOOB
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: 3D NOOB

I would not rule out poplar, if you can find a nice piece it can have almost granite like appearance - Just avoid the ones with the greenish blotches.
by Xxray
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Faceshield design if anyone wants.
Replies: 37
Views: 1056

Re: Faceshield design if anyone wants.

What is this face shield supposed to protect us from? Something tells me you are a prime Fox News watcher? The "fake news" is really fake news you know... Lets not start with crass political muckraking in this forum of all places, considering the number of places you can go to spout [facebook, redd...
by Xxray
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Idle Hands...
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Idle Hands...

You got it right TR, having outlets for creativity and passion for sure makes for a happier camper ,, And a good attitude and mindset is essential especially in trying times, cannot be underrated. You can make yourself physically sick if you dwell on problems and bad news, not that these can or shou...
by Xxray
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Idle Hands...
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Idle Hands...

I appreciate all of your comments very much. Thank you. I have come to realize how much I rely on this community even though I have never met most of you in person. The current restrictions during this pandemic have no limitations on the strength this worldwide group. Now, time for more misadventur...
by Xxray
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Idle Hands...
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Idle Hands...

Glad you didn't hook up the TP to a belt sander !
by Xxray
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: franctions to decimal
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: franctions to decimal

If you go into Help Contents and click the three bars in the top left then select Calculation Edit Boxes you'll see the options available for calculations within all the places you would usually enter a numeric value in Aspire/VCarve/Cut2D. im not seeing three bars when i click on help contents, i ...
by Xxray
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Edge Lit Signs
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Edge Lit Signs

I'm not one to talk anyone out of anything without very good cause, absolutely go for it - Drag bits are widely available, I wouldn't pay more than $70 some are twice that much, I got mine off ebay.
I would think the light transmission would be a bit more pure and intense with actual glass.
by Xxray
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Edge Lit Signs
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Edge Lit Signs

Sure glass could be used, no one uses it for edge lit signs for the obvious reason that it is highly fragile, difficult/hazardous to work with and breakable, unlike plexi. Another consideration, tough to do edge lit with thicknesses under .25, actual etch can be done in any thickness but making a ba...
by Xxray
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Yearning for Purple Heart
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Yearning for Purple Heart

I know some people swear they'll turn dark brown or whatever, call me lucky but I have never had that problem, this one I cut almost a decade ago and the purple color is as vibrant as day 1. Not saying it won't happen to you, maybe its a matter of sub species or the climate it is stored in, but don'...
by Xxray
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Edge lit greatest hits
Replies: 19
Views: 1169

Re: Edge lit greatest hits

I'll toss in a very lithos I did of famous people, all one offs.
Really don't remember selling them and am pretty sure I no longer have them, not sure what happened to them.
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by Xxray
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Invalid tool data
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Invalid tool data

Yeah, never thought about the plunge much, I tend not to even mess with defaults unless I have a reason to. Obviously this was jacked way down and it slipped by me as I was setting up the new tool I was concentrating on the radius, and I always pay close attention to stepover and IPM.
by Xxray
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Invalid tool data
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Invalid tool data

This is what I was carving, turned out nice at least, est 11 hours IMG_4938.jpg You can actually see where I paused, that crease right in the forehead. Almost always you can see a stop point when you pause, not sure why . Sanded for a bit then I figured, it looks like a forehead crease anyhow so I l...
by Xxray
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: My bit not listed in database, Can I add it?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: My bit not listed in database, Can I add it?

Many users chose select then copy a similar tool, then you can just change the name and any parameters you want.
by Xxray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Free Model (Anchor)
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Free Model (Anchor)

redwood wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm
I don't know, I think I've seen that anchor somewhere else.
On a boat maybe ??
by Xxray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Invalid tool data
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Invalid tool data

Doug, Michael's setting would have been 120 inches per minute....huge difference in time. Especially with the lift on sides....Low Z1 and Z2 real time savers. scott Ok, and mine is 200 IPM, I didn't literally copy every setting he posted, I think just the radius and side angle just for the heck of ...