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by Xxray
Sun May 24, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

Walk the dogs, go out metal detecting. I know some guys don't but I often walk away from the machine for hours at a time, to me thats half the beauty of it, doing something productive in an automated fashion. While this was cutting today went out and found a large cent from 1835 ! IMG_5247.jpg 61110...
by Xxray
Thu May 21, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Bit slipped

Glad to report that I made a save on this one. Used the same tap file so it was just a matter of centering and setting Z a little lower. Had some machining marks towards the top caused by less than optimal hold down, most of them sanded out with ease. Glad to keep this one off the wall of shame. IMG...
by Xxray
Fri May 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Air Force Flag
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Air Force Flag

Hey how come there are only 49 stars ?

I'm joking, looks nice. When you say too long I am guessing 7 hours or so ?
by Xxray
Tue May 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A comment about the new project galleries
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: A comment about the new project galleries

I never go to any galleries, before or after.
I click "new posts" and click on those that interest me, and don't click those which don't. I personally don't see why anyone would do different.
by Xxray
Sun May 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Spontaneous projects
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Spontaneous projects

Absolutely need another plank of YH, will probably have to wait until the kung flu passes, nothing is open.
by Xxray
Sun May 10, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Giraffe's for the wife
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Giraffe's for the wife

Hey you made them sideways !
Just kidding, nice work I like em !
by Xxray
Sun May 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Spontaneous projects
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Spontaneous projects

Didn't know what I was going to make but I knew I wanted to make something, so I decided to use up the last of my yellowheart stock to make these.
One that says Raven is for a friend of mines little girl [I better make sure to give her the right one !]
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by Xxray
Fri May 08, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Bit slipped

Here is the retry, as you can tell, had another slippage/lost steps, this one not nearly as drastic and was able to sand most of it out except the part which runs through the guitar, the knobs are so small I would have had to sand those out as well to get the error. Wish I knew why it was doing that...
by Xxray
Thu May 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Bit slipped

Aah...That kinda explains that. IF from bottom right corner though...even dropping Z-Zero .005" and running again after checking collet/bit for "banding/galling" SHOULD have given it to you just by a quick look, But then I'm not there like you Doug....I might have thrown the piece across the room:)...
by Xxray
Thu May 07, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Bit slipped

Am I missing something here? Why couldn't you just reset the cutter, maybe a whisker lower and simply start the program again. You said you were willing to start again in another piece of timber, so why waste that piece? Thats true probably could have, with the depth of that slip would have taken a...
by Xxray
Thu May 07, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Bit slipped

Not a bad idea Mike. First I was going to scrap the whole thing [got a big wicker bag loaded with scrap, am going to burn it in 1 fell swoop as soon as I can get up to my camper]. Then I thought I'd bandsaw it off right on the angled cut, I can make quite a few actual guitar pick guards out of that ...
by Xxray
Thu May 07, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bit slipped
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Bit slipped

Ouch, 3 hours into the cut with a prime 12" square chunk of yellowheart. You can see where it happened [using a 45 raster angle], looks like is slipped a good 1/8 or so. With the dust boot on though I didn't notice it until it got to the subjects hand, I could see the hand was flat with no detail so...
by Xxray
Sat May 02, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo

It better be made out of double dipped platinum from the land of Oz !
by Xxray
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo

I have seen guys get great results from flame polishing, I have always looked at it as better than nothing if you don't have the proper equipment to do it right. If you try it just remember, keep the flame moving, like with a spray gun. Plexi heats up quick and when its flash point is reached it wil...
by Xxray
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Brother in Wood
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Brother in Wood

Little doubt in my mind its a TBN, even on the vid its apparent that the tip does not come to a defined point. I suspect though that results would be very similar using either one. edit: Most people in comments there say he is using a 15 degree V bit, some say TBN. He himself apparently won't answer...