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by Xxray
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: cnc carving on butt end of tree slab
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: cnc carving on butt end of tree slab

I think that was when I was on that bees wax finish kick
by Xxray
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Dog Hair Vectors
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Dog Hair Vectors

Hair of the Carp
by Xxray
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: First Lithograph effort
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: First Lithograph effort

Looks like it turned out nice, generally lithos only need 1 pass if you are looking to save some time
by Xxray
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: SOA 3d
Replies: 91
Views: 34961

Re: SOA 3d

Another one out of padauk, one of the largest I have done [17x12"], probably about as close to a table that I will ever get. Not perfect, at least 4 noticeable flaws - Took about 6 hrs finish used a 1/32 tbn, very thick so I used a roughing pass as well. Padauk dust tends to be pretty nasty, trashes...
by Xxray
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Material Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Material Alignment

Nothing fancy for me, I just use 3 wood blocks wedged against the sides and screwed down, then I improvised some screws with hooks to make sure there is no lifting
by Xxray
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Something definitely went wrong
Replies: 30
Views: 5461

Re: Something definitely went wrong

Wow, I forgot I went off like that.
Happy to report that 2.5 years down the road, still no fires.
by Xxray
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: CNC recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: CNC recommendation

For sure stay away from asian produced junk. Cam makes very good machines, been happy with mine going on a decade, very solid and reliable. Great support too including an active forum. I have made 1,000's of things, so far never so much as replaced a belt or gear. Shopbot also well worth a look for ...
by Xxray
Sun May 24, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 33
Views: 1711

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: 821

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: 770

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: 990

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: 454

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: 454

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: 454

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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