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by Mike-S
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: tracing a backhoe bucket part
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: tracing a backhoe bucket part

I think he said it was 2000 watts. Really nice edge finish on 3/8" steel.
by Mike-S
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: tracing a backhoe bucket part
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: tracing a backhoe bucket part

Drew this up in Aspire and had a local laser company cut the pieces.
by Mike-S
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: dovetails using CNC
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: dovetails using CNC

The other vectors.
by Mike-S
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: dovetails using CNC
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: dovetails using CNC

Sure. IIRC I left 1/100" space for fitting and glue.
by Mike-S
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: layout newbee
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: layout newbee

Many times "Newbees," as you call yourself, don't yet know enough to ask the right question nor answer one that conveys the needed info. This is one of the best boards for solving problems--just ignore John before his morning coffee. :wink: Anyway, if you do a tight nest and the project pieces still...
by Mike-S
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Blanket Chest
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Blanket Chest

Getting the board plumb and indexed properly for cutting must be challenging, I don't see any stops or plumb adjustments. One clamp doesn't seem adequate to prevent slippage during milling. Can you share some insight into how you manage your setup? Dovetails and box joints are finicky little things...
by Mike-S
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Blanket Chest
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Blanket Chest

Dovetail is more of a bear ear.
by Mike-S
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Blanket Chest
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Blanket Chest

Thanks, guys. Here's the info on the "dovetails." The front is cut vertically thru a hole in the bed. The two sides are cut conventionally--flat on the bed. Those vectors are enlarged by 0.01" to allow for fitting and glue. Depth of both cuts was 3/4" to match the board thickness. .DXF's are for a 0...
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Blanket Chest
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Blanket Chest

Rather than hijack a V-carve post on dovetails, I'll post here. This is a hickory chest. Large top compartment and drawer below. You probably recognize the eagle on the drawer front. I also V-carved around the outline of the drawer pulls. Dovetail is more of a bear ear. Each hickory plank runs aroun...
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: dovetails using CNC
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: dovetails using CNC

Thanks, yes they were done in Aspire.
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aztec Calendar
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Aztec Calendar

Use Peter's file but project toolpath onto a dome you make.
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Captain - There be WHALES in here
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Captain - There be WHALES in here

It's incredible the amount of work I put into these things
Well worth it--they look great.
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: dovetails using CNC
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: dovetails using CNC

You don't have to limit yourself to regular dovetails.
by Mike-S
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: ,mantle pieces... request honest opinions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: ,mantle pieces... request honest opinions?

That came out great, and the paint job is perfect for this piece.
by Mike-S
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Is it possible to wipe out image on stl-files?
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Is it possible to wipe out image on stl-files?

With Aspire, use the Smoothing tool set to "Lower."
With V-carve, a problem.