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by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to create sign?
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: How to create sign?

If you like a more rounded over look on my version you can just add it using a point roundover bit to some of the vectors. This isn't really that difficult. Just a little judicious use of the vector trim tool and layers.
by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to create sign?
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: How to create sign?

Maybe something like this. It's still really crude and needs more refinement. Some hand work and sanding is needed.
by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to create sign?
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: How to create sign?

Someone asked me to create a sign similar to the one shown in the image. If I combine the text and the rectangle into one object, the lower case "y" will have its bottom part disappear. I want to make the sign in two pieces so that the "y" can be seen. How do I create the sign? sign01.PNG I think t...
by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to create sign?
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: How to create sign?

I just noticed that you posted in the V-Carve forum. I did use Aspire but I'd still be happy to share if you can use them.
by SteveNelson46
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to create sign?
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: How to create sign?

Maybe something like this? Over the past 15 years or so I have made at least, without exaggeration. 50 of these. Lily is made of Cherry and Jaron is Maple. IMHO Maple is the best wood for these kind of nane signs.
by SteveNelson46
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Material cutting
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Material cutting

Here are the pics of my attempts
by SteveNelson46
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Material cutting
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Material cutting

I tried the same settings on one of my 3d projects and I didn't get the results that you are getting. I can't really tell from your pic but it looks like you may have an object that extends to the edge on the right side and not on the left. That may be the cause.
by SteveNelson46
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Custom bit icon?
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Custom bit icon?

Most bit manufacturers will provide a dxf profile of their bits. Amana, Magnate.net, etc. Magnate.net provides a complete (almost) sheet drawing of all of their bits. When I use one I just open it in Aspire and use the editing tools to split one of the profiles at the center and use the right half t...
by SteveNelson46
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: My projects are milling .125" right if center?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: My projects are milling .125" right if center?

A lot of possibilities. Can you post an example or the actual file?
by SteveNelson46
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pass depth issue on brass engraving
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Pass depth issue on brass engraving

You might want to use a roughing toolpath first. Roughing toolpaths are designed for removing most of the material and can be in multiple passes. The depth is controlled by the pass depth. A finishing toolpath depth cannot be controlled but after the roughing toolpath there is only a small amount of...
by SteveNelson46
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sheet defaults
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Sheet defaults

I would just setup a template. Then, on the opening screen, click on "New from template" instead of "Create a new file"
by SteveNelson46
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Sending code to remote machine
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Sending code to remote machine

My machine and controlling computer is in my garage. I just setup a home network and shortcut buttons on each computer's desktop to connect.
by SteveNelson46
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Material not flat, best approach needed
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Material not flat, best approach needed

Why not just make a leveling pass as the first toolpath. Set the material thickness in V-Carve to the thinnest part of the actual board. Make a rectangle just slightly larger than the actual board and use it to form a pocket toolpath with the depth of cut set to 0 (zero). The bit I use for this is t...
by SteveNelson46
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Need help with Trim objects
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Need help with Trim objects

I'm a little confused. The trim tool is for trimming vectors and the "Clear area of selected component" tool is used to clip off areas of selected components. If your using the trim vectors tool be sure the "Rejoin trimmed vectors" box in the trim tool dialogue screen is checked.
by SteveNelson46
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Double sided Cutting issue
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Double sided Cutting issue

In the job setup, make sure the "Zero off same side" box isn't checked.