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by FixitMike
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tutorial on V-Carved inlays
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Tutorial on V-Carved inlays

Here's my picture of how the different settings work. For some, it may be easier to use for a reference than a video.
VCarve Inlay.png
by FixitMike
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tutorial on V-Carved inlays
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Tutorial on V-Carved inlays

An excellent description that covers a lot that is missing from other explanations.
Many are calling the method a Zank inlay, after the person who first developed it.
Here's one I did, Walnut (or pecan, I don't remember which.) inlaid with teak.
End Table .JPG
by FixitMike
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 5106

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

"Impatient Parking". I don't thank spell check wold fix that.
by FixitMike
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best information sources for using VCarve for laser?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Best information sources for using VCarve for laser?

I had to give up my CNC router (but kept my VCarve Pro.) when we moved to a senior residence. They have a basic woodshop, where I could possibly put a laser unit. I'm thinking about the Next Wave Moray, which can use VCarve for design. What sites or forums do you recommend for someone who is a begin...
by FixitMike
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: change material core colour in Vcarve in toolpath preview
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: change material core colour in Vcarve in toolpath preview

If you pocket the entire surface .001 deep with the top color, you get a good representation. You can get an even better one if you re-run the VCarve lettering .05 flat dept, .001 start depth with the top color.
laminate.jpg
by FixitMike
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sign Painting
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Sign Painting

I often thin the acrylic paint with a small amount of water so it will more easily fill all parts of the letters.
by FixitMike
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: No Toolpath Generated
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: No Toolpath Generated

If you want to post a picture: Click on "Attachments" (below message box). Click on "Add files" Find the file you want to add and double click on it. Locate your cursor in the message box where you want the file to appear. Click on "Place inline" Or just drag and drop the file in the message box. I ...
by FixitMike
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire or Vcarve Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Aspire or Vcarve Pro

Aspire is VCarve Pro with the added ability to design 3D models. You can purchase VCarve Pro and then upgrade for the difference in price if you decide to.

You can also download free trial copies of both programs and do everything except make the file that drives the CNC.
by FixitMike
Sun May 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting a 3D profile along linework
Replies: 42
Views: 1239

Re: Cutting a 3D profile along linework

Can you find a 3D model that has the Z contour you want? Then draw the XY path vector, and cut a very shallow profile with the Project toolpath onto 3D model box checked. It will, of course, make the cut with a single pass, since the program assumes that all of the material above the model has been ...
by FixitMike
Thu May 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: English Tea Tray
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: English Tea Tray

The tip of the bit will not cut beyond the deepest part of the profile. As a result, a moulding path cut with a ballnose that goes only as deep as the material is thick will end up with a lip at the end of the cut due to the radius of the ballnose. The profile has to extend either beyond or below th...
by FixitMike
Thu May 28, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vcarve problem leaving ridges
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Vcarve problem leaving ridges

VCarving always leaves ridges in those areas that cannot be reached by the clearing tools. They can be reduced by specifying a smaller stepover or, eliminated by using a V bit with a flat on the end. But you will not get perfectly sharp corners if the bit has a flat..
by FixitMike
Thu May 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: v carve toolpath
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: v carve toolpath

joeporter wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:46 pm
There is also the "Corners" option if you use a Profile cut with a sharp V-bit
Hidden sharp corner.png
...joe
Oops! Adrian was ahead of me...as always....
That option isn't visible to me unless I click on the ">". I wonder what else I've been missing.
by FixitMike
Thu May 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Recessed Pocket & Raised Material
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Recessed Pocket & Raised Material

Two ways:
1. Use the Inlay toolpath to cut both pieces.
2. Offset inwards (delete original), then offset outwards by the radius of the cutter. Do not have "Create sharp offset corners" box checked. This is the method that was used before VCarve had an inlay toolpath.
by FixitMike
Thu May 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: v carve toolpath
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: v carve toolpath

Use the VCarve toolpath. Use a V bit and a small diameter clearance tool. Run only the VCarve toolpath, not the clearance path.
sharp profile2.jpg
by FixitMike
Mon May 25, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: copy array help
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: copy array help

What I would do: Convert the text to curves. Make an array of holes that more than covers the letter. Use the trim selected objects tool to trim the holes to those inside the letter. Then go along the border and delete the holes that are not completely inside the letter (The partial holes.).