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by Mike-S
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Nudge
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Nudge

The arrow keys will move by a distance that is a factor of how zoomed you are in. The arrow keys will move by a distance that is a factor of how zoomed you are in.
Any idea what the secret formula is that determines the length of move at a certain zoom level?
by Mike-S
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Design for hire
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Design for hire

I'd specify Lexan rather than acrylic. Acrylic is too brittle. Also, Lexan mills better.
by Mike-S
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 59
Views: 6010

Re: 10.5 and xp

Release notes say that 10.506 now runs on XP. Anybody confirm that?
by Mike-S
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 59
Views: 6010

Re: 10.5 and xp

Finally got trial Aspire 10.5 to work. Loaded and edited one of the sample files on a Win 7 machine and saved cut files to a thumb drive and then out to the shop and loaded those onto the XP machine that runs the CNC. "Only" had to run back and forth 3 times to make tweaks to the files. But it did c...
by Mike-S
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 59
Views: 6010

Re: 10.5 and xp

Michael Tyler, "I use a very old laptop with XP as my ShopBot controller computer in the shop." I have a similar set up. XP has plenty of horsepower to run my CNC. I do have a "real" computer in the house, but many times need to tweak a file just before running it--very inconvenient to go up just to...
by Mike-S
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 59
Views: 6010

Re: 10.5 and xp

I have the same problem. I tried on two different computers and get:
Error " the procedure entry point IntializeCriticalSectionEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL.32.dll."

All old versions up thru 10.0 worked OK, but 10.5 stops immediately with the above error.
by Mike-S
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: tracing a backhoe bucket part
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

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: 5
Views: 1034

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: 3248

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: 3248

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: 1454

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: 2162

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: 2162

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: 2162

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: 2162

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...