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by Pete Cyr
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Broken bit
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Broken bit

MillAlien wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:50 pm
Pete Cyr wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:55 pm
I would use a 1/4" shank , 1/8" tapered ball nose at 12k rpm, 200ipm with a 9% stepover
Yep - that's the tool I'm using and I was thinking my stepover (12.5%) was too much.

But, 200 IPM?
You listed a tool with a 1/8” shank......I listed a 1/4” shank
by Pete Cyr
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Broken bit
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Broken bit

I would use a 1/4" shank , 1/8" tapered ball nose at 12k rpm, 200ipm with a 9% stepover
by Pete Cyr
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D Finish Depth of Cut
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: 3D Finish Depth of Cut

The only way would be to perform a roughing pass first.
That will reduce the material the 3D pass would has to remove.
by Pete Cyr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3d Machining SURFACE ONLY
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: 3d Machining SURFACE ONLY

Are you able to mount you wood so that the surfaced to be machined is perpendicular to the table surface.
If so ....you can cut a curved profile to create your curved surface.
by Pete Cyr
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rough edges on 3D dish shape
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Rough edges on 3D dish shape

Oh, well then that won’t work..hmmm
by Pete Cyr
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rough edges on 3D dish shape
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Rough edges on 3D dish shape

What highpockets said......then bake .....then smooth around 80%
by Pete Cyr
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: question on make and take file
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: question on make and take file

Create a small piece the same hieght and merge, blend, sculpt.
by Pete Cyr
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Offset Finish Toolpath
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Offset Finish Toolpath

you could draw an elipse or square - to achive what you wanted the process requires a faily symetrical boundry vector - the rubber band function generally creates smooth contours and surround the base outline in a way the system prefers. You can tweak the rubberband to reduce the area (inches square...
by Pete Cyr
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Offset Finish Toolpath
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Offset Finish Toolpath

Yes - create a more uniform boundry vector around your model.
There is a tool to do this create boundry x.x and select rubber band function
by Pete Cyr
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tapered End Mill as Profile Cutter Mill?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Tapered End Mill as Profile Cutter Mill?

Depends on the radius of you ball end mill - if you radius is 1/16" - then you will probabbly have to cut 0.035-0.060" below the model or you will have a significant camber at the bottom of you rmodel matching the profile of you bit
by Pete Cyr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Trackball Question
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Trackball Question

https://www.newegg.com/perixx-pm-517d-1 ... klink=true

I prefer a corded track mouse. I too have tired of the performance of Logitech.
Ihavethe mouse in the link above and it works well.
by Pete Cyr
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: pdf help
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: pdf help

Try these - I used a center line trace function so the dimensions should all be correct in relation to each piece - the actual size is for you to determine.
by Pete Cyr
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Router Bit Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Router Bit Recommendation