Search found 899 matches

by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cowboy Box
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Cowboy Box

I like the curved design. Nice box.
by SteveNelson46
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Design cut vertically offset relative to VCarve design
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Design cut vertically offset relative to VCarve design

I looked at your file and I can't see anything wrong. If your outside vector is intended to be a cutout and final size of the sign then you should set the toolpath to cut on the outside of the line instead of on the line.
by SteveNelson46
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Offset rotary path
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Offset rotary path

Just offset the centres by half an inch towards one side of the 2x2 (when placing the wood piece between the centres in your 4th axis). No need to make this a complex problem by trying to model it offset. I think that would probably work if the rounded ends were completely contained within the blan...
by SteveNelson46
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: computer parallel port
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: computer parallel port

Most PCs will accept an internal parallel data card with a port to the back of the computer. Pretty old school. They aren't used much any more. You might want to look into a USB to parallel adapter. Here is a link to one on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/C2G-16899-Parallel-Printer-Adapter/dp/B000UX2...
by SteveNelson46
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Duplicating sign on both sides
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Duplicating sign on both sides

Perhaps I don't understand the question but if the outside of the sign is symmetrical (square/ round/ oval/ ??) couldn't you just setup as a single sided job and cut both sides with the same gcode? No copying and no mirror required. That is most certainly the easiest way. I was just trying to show ...
by SteveNelson46
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Any Gerber CNC Router
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Any Gerber CNC Router

I think Martin54 has a Gerber. I don't know which model.
by SteveNelson46
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Thread Milling
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Thread Milling

The one used in the Vectric video on Facebook is:

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/Mil ... 4287923947

You will need a 3/8" collet.
by SteveNelson46
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Duplicating sign on both sides
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Duplicating sign on both sides

For 2-sided signs you will also need use the mirror tool to flip the text on the back side before calculating the toolpath. The direction you will need to flip it will depend on which flip option you selected in the material setup.
by SteveNelson46
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Maple Oval Box Carved on Indexer
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Maple Oval Box Carved on Indexer

Very nice indeed. What kind of machine/indexer do you have?
by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Sign up for our 2020 Worldwide Virtual User Group Meeting
Replies: 30
Views: 2707

Re: Sign up for our 2020 Worldwide Virtual User Group Meeting

highpockets wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:37 pm
5AM Central Time!!! ???
3am Mountain Standard Time (Tucson, Az.)
by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Different approaches for a divot
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Different approaches for a divot

Have you tried using the shapes in the Clipart Library? They can be combined and altered in size and height.
by SteveNelson46
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Depth of Cut for 3D Models
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Depth of Cut for 3D Models

In the 3D view, if you have any components, and in the toolpath preview, check the bottom right center of the screen. As you pass the mouse over any area it will give you the X, Y, and Z coordinates.
by SteveNelson46
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Bunch of nodes.
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Bunch of nodes.

Oops! I did mean to say press "D to" delete. But, you can drag select multiple nodes.
by SteveNelson46
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Bunch of nodes.
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Bunch of nodes.

Hold the shift key down and use the left mouse button to select multiple nodes. They will turn red when selected. You can also drag select an area to select all nodes in that area.Then press delete. You can also use "Curve Fit Vectors" under the Edit menu.
by SteveNelson46
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Question 3d Modeling on Changing the Bit size roughing to Finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Question 3d Modeling on Changing the Bit size roughing to Finishing

to SteveNelson46 <<<If you are still insistent on setting Z0 .1" above the surface of the material then set Z0 at the surface of the material. Then, type (Z-.1) no quotes on the command line of your controller. That should move the tip of the bit up .1".>>> This looks like it would work :) . On wha...