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by SteveNelson46
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: adding images to preview material types
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: adding images to preview material types

I used Corel Paint to check the size. Most of them are around 1.6" X 1.6" at 300 dpi. There are some slight variances but it doesn't seem to matter.
by SteveNelson46
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Stone inlay question
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Stone inlay question

Here are the steps I use when I do projects like this. The board must be absolutely flat on both sides. A drum sander works really good for this but you can also use your machine to plane off .001" at a time to remove any uneven areas and the glue lines. Import the drawing into Aspire and use the li...
by SteveNelson46
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 62
Views: 3268

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

I don't want to start a war here but I would rather see a company concentrate their resources on one platform and make software as best as possible for that platform. Trying to split their resources to a 90-10% market doesn't make much sense to me. Windows or Apple doesn't make much difference to me...
by SteveNelson46
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I draw a simple baluster type part with vcarve desktop ?
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: Can I draw a simple baluster type part with vcarve desktop ?

Maybe I've completely missed the mark here but did you set the orientation correctly in the job setup screen of V-Carve to match the setup in your controller?
by SteveNelson46
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Azteca Star Wars Guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Azteca Star Wars Guitar

This is a stunning accomplishment of talent and creativity. I would love to hear and see it played. How about a demonstration video?
by SteveNelson46
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 62
Views: 3268

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

carbidetooth wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 pm
From what I gather via the video, this will make a CNC router go round and round, yeah?

:P
Nah! I think it will play music.

All joking aside, I am looking forward to it.
by SteveNelson46
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Font issue
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Font issue

If you are asking whether or not this has ever happen to me, well, sort of. I was an I.T. Systems Administrator for the University of Arizona before I retired.
by SteveNelson46
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Font issue
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Font issue

You are getting the message because the font you are trying to use isn't on your computer. It does not have anything to do with an Aspire update. Select your text then select the text tool and use the font pull-down and you will probably see that is not listed. Windows controls most of the fonts and...
by SteveNelson46
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sloped Circular, smooth pocket?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Sloped Circular, smooth pocket?

2-rail sweeps are part of the 3D modeling tools in Aspire. They are not possible in V-Carve.
by SteveNelson46
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sloped Circular, smooth pocket?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Sloped Circular, smooth pocket?

I used Aspire ver 10 but I saved it as a V-Carve file. You should be able to duplicate what I did using the setup screens that I posted. For the moulding toolpath I used the inner circle for the drive rail and the small angled line as the profile. I adjusted the angle so it was .25" in height and th...
by SteveNelson46
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sloped Circular, smooth pocket?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Sloped Circular, smooth pocket?

Something like this?
by SteveNelson46
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Editing tool path
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Editing tool path

It makes perfect sense but it can't be done. This has been discussed many times here on the forum. Your best bet is to edit the original design in Aspire, make any changes there and re-save the toolpath. For custom changes in your toolpath you might be able to edit your post processor and make the n...
by SteveNelson46
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Race Horse Game
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Race Horse Game

In your second post of this thread you did refer to "epoxy stain" I thought maybe there was a product that I hadn't heard of. It came out great no matter how you did it.

"I then removed the material from the CNC and stained those areas with epoxy stain."
by SteveNelson46
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Another V Carve Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Another V Carve Issue

I used the vector validator and cleaned up a few areas. Most of them were just intersections and just needed a couple of nodes deleted and rejoined. It took me about 15 minutes. There are still quite a few areas that could use some clean-up to get a cleaner carve but this will work. Also, when you s...
by SteveNelson46
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drive Stand - 3D Print
Replies: 23
Views: 827

Re: Drive Stand - 3D Print

Clever indeed! I'm looking for a 3D printer. Any recommendations?