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by miopicman
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Predator shoulder cannon (competition entry) -very pic heavy
Replies: 31
Views: 18563

Re: Predator shoulder cannon (competition entry) -very pic h

miopicman wrote:Outstanding.
This thread has got nothing to do with me and I have no idea how it got submitted.
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by miopicman
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Gallery Of Machines
Replies: 388
Views: 314943

Re: Gallery Of Machines

Here is an improved version of my second machine. In the Youtube link I explain the mechanics and electronics of the unit. The original machine was mainly made of mdf and the second was a steel version. This has been upgraded with a better linear bearing system and more substantial leadscrew and nut...
by miopicman
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Inlay Yoga Block
Replies: 4
Views: 4449

Re: Inlay Yoga Block

Very nice job. It has given me some good ideas for some spare 3 x 2 offcuts I was wondering what to do with. Thanks
by miopicman
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Brass nameplate samples
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Brass nameplate samples

Those are very nice. I have been messing around with a few here. I have a couple of machine issue to sort out before I post any pictures of good ones. There is some over cutting cause by backlash and an V carve step over which is too large. I also have been experimenting with vibratory finishing. T...
by miopicman
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Brass nameplate samples
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Brass nameplate samples

Leo wrote:Great brass plaques.

Hand coded huh? WOW.

VCarve is awesome, ain't it?
It sure is.

The hand coding was a bit of a struggle :shock: but it's amazing what you can do when you have limited resources but plenty of time.
by miopicman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Brass nameplate samples
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Brass nameplate samples

ssflyer wrote:Nice work! But, out of curiosity, why are you hand coding some when you have VCarve Pro?
The hand coded ones were done before I acquired Vcarve Pro. Somehow I don't think I'll be hand coding any more.
Cheers
Jim
by miopicman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Brass nameplate samples
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Brass nameplate samples

'Flying Scotsman' and 'Billy Elwood' were designed and hand coded and took about a day each to code. On the other hand, 'REBUILT' was designed on Vcarve Pro and took about 5min to code. The last image was produced by Vcarve and shown to the client prior to milling.
by miopicman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My 1st inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 4513

Re: My 1st inlay

I try first with MDF with an 6mm end mill with an "allowance offset" of -0.05mm The parts fits wonderful with an vacuum effect. :D I reduce the size to 24x24cm². this is the minimum size that a 6mm end mill fits between the tooth of the parts. Because i use a vaccum table for that i leave a "papert...
by miopicman
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: need help in setting mach 3 program in closed loop
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: need help in setting mach 3 program in closed loop

we are running a project , making over 200 plaques , we made a jig that would let us keep running the project , it will cut one plaque while we set another in the jig, so we are able to keep the machine running all the time , but we have to keep starting the program over , does anyone know how to k...
by miopicman
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Mach III losing 'z' zero position
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Re: Mach III losing 'z' zero position

I have had this happen in all three axis at one time or the other... I was vcarving some text and the router suddenly plunged about .25 and continued routing. I checked the homing limit on 'z' and it was still fine. The 'z' zero had changed by the .25 amount. I thought before that it was the cnc lo...
by miopicman
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My 1st inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 4513

Re: My 1st inlay

And yet another question for your beautiful inlay, if you don't mind? May I ask how you got the "dark outline" that appears around the inlay? It looks like your glue was the typical color but almost appears as a dark outline in your picture: 05 1st coat of varnish detail.jpg Possibly it's just the ...
by miopicman
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My 1st inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 4513

Re: My 1st inlay

Frank, That was quick :D Have you considered how to adjust the size of some or all of the pieces so there is clearance and they will fit together? Tim I used tool offset G42 P[#1/2] where #1 is the tool dia and adjusted the dia from 6mm to something like 5.9 or 5.85 so that although the tool is phy...
by miopicman
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My 1st inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 4513

Re: My 1st inlay

I don't mind - what do you need? The (VCarve) file for the puzzle. Frank btw: Are you from germany? As I mentioned in my initial message I coded the puzzle part by hand and therefore do not have a Vcarve file. I can let you have DXF files however. From Germany? - nine, nicht. I'm from the N.E. UK -...
by miopicman
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: My 1st inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 4513

Re: My 1st inlay

FrankS wrote:Looks nice. I also like your puzzle base.
Do you want to share it?

Frank
I don't mind - what do you need?