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by lsvien
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Dust Deputy Modification
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Dust Deputy Modification

I had my first bucket completely collapsed but I went and found a stronger bucket at a regional big box. Got to look for the heavy duty designation. I used 1/4" plex for the cover. I bought a screw on top assembly and cut out the middle, made a big round circle of the plex and added the plex with cl...
by lsvien
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Oak for V-carving
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Oak for V-carving

Hadn't really considered basswood. While relatively soft if you cut it with a brand new very sharp bit it might hold pretty good. I would worry about the interior parts of letters like A's, G's and R's. That's where your probably going to see some problems if your too small. gkas - yes there is a sl...
by lsvien
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Oak for V-carving
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Oak for V-carving

Oak would not be my first choice. Maple would be my first go to and then cherry. As straight grain as you can find. I've done a few badges. The attached is maple using a 30 degree v bit. You might have to just settle for less detail. In this example there is a state outline in the middle that just w...
by lsvien
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Place a Location Marker on a County Map
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Place a Location Marker on a County Map

You can also download in a KML format which is the native format for Google Earth. There are a number of converters out there for converting the KML to either a DXF or a SVG format, both of which can be imported into VCP. The ESRI shapefile format is not directly compatible with VCP. The ESRI ARCMap...
by lsvien
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Serving Board and more
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Serving Board and more

Looks like the best kind of forest to have. Everything laying horizontal, flat, and square :lol: I happen to live in a part of the country where walnut is still somewhat common. I've had the experience where the yard guy kept pulling out 10 and 12" walnut boards and I had to ask if he had anything n...
by lsvien
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Special Characters
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Special Characters

I have also created my text in my word processor which is more text friendly and then copy pasted into the VCP create text box. Also have copy/pasted from Google Translate with good results. Got to make sure your font supports the special characters.
by lsvien
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Computer

This is really one of those your mileage may vary questions. I think if you ask a 100 members of the forum you will get 105 different configurations. I run VCP and my controller software for the CNC on the same computer. So that means it's in the shop and constantly being covered with dust and the o...
by lsvien
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Bits for birch plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Bits for birch plywood

I use birch ply a lot and a common straight double flute bit works just fine. A 1/4" and a 1/8" are usually my go to bits.
by lsvien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: I had my reservations
Replies: 3
Views: 474

I had my reservations

I had my reservations about this project but I didn't let it handicap my effort. :wink: Sorry folks, I couldn't resist. I'm posting this project not so much that it's complex, I need a question answered, or discovered a new technique or approach. My church asked me to make new pew signs to replace o...
by lsvien
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Millennium Falcon Cribbage board
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Millennium Falcon Cribbage board

Looks like your working at the limits of your machine. Nicely done and you should never paint walnut :shock: It appears some of your hold down clamps have a few battle scars of their own.
by lsvien
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Law Enforcement Thin Blue Line Flag Carving
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Law Enforcement Thin Blue Line Flag Carving

I have used the file referenced by highpockets with good results. V carved with a 60 degree bit.
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by lsvien
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Race Horse Game
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Race Horse Game

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by lsvien
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Race Horse Game
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Race Horse Game

What a great job on the project. It would be really fun for the grandchildren. Teaches counting and adding at the same time, and in a left handed way some probability. Post files?????? I'd like to build one also. Also more narrative on your build process and technique is always useful when posting. ...
by lsvien
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dewalt Planer Dust Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Dewalt Planer Dust Collection

I have one of the DW 735 units. It has always been the DW pushing and my DC pulling and it's very efficient in collecting the chips. I also have a DustRight wall hanging DC which looks like the same size bag I use. It is pretty heavy when full and the DW does a pretty good job of filling it rather q...
by lsvien
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reverse x and Y - Piranha XL
Replies: 12
Views: 1858

Re: Reverse x and Y - Piranha XL

I did exactly as you want to happen. I have the original Shark, same dimensions as yours, 12 x 24. And like you I wanted the X to be the long and the Y to be the short. The process is here for the original Shark: https://www.cncsharktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3958&p=22414#p22414 Essentially you re...