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by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Two sided machining question
Replies: 15
Views: 5912

Re: Two sided machining question

Thanks for the help, I believe I am over thinking it, oh well time to make some sawdust.
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Two sided machining question
Replies: 15
Views: 5912

Re: Two sided machining question

I found a generic picture, so anyways if I am understanding you correctly, If my dowell holes where are off center lets say 1/2 inch like the are in the photo the model would still be centered when flipped?
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Two sided machining question
Replies: 15
Views: 5912

Re: Two sided machining question

I was hoping you would say no :( I have a rotary axis most of the way setup, Do you think I would be better with it than the other method? I am making corbels and the edge faces away from the wall making any inconsistencies stand out. I have previously machined them separately and glued them, but th...
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Two sided machining question
Replies: 15
Views: 5912

Two sided machining question

Hello, I have watched a lot of tutorials on the two sided machining but still have a few questions. I am hoping to do a good number of 3d models cut on two sides, Is it necessary for the dowel hole cuts in the material to be dead center? I have two machines, one I would like to leave setup with the ...
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 3893

Re: fonts

I like to go to a place called dafont, best thing about it is that you can type in whatever you want in the preview box.
by SawdustandSmoke
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dining chairs
Replies: 18
Views: 9954

Re: Dining chairs

Those look really amazing! You should put the plans up for sale somewhere, I would buy them.
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Name that tool!
Replies: 6
Views: 3836

Re: Name that tool!

I found what I was looking for it is a wood lathe face plate Thanks for the help
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Name that tool!
Replies: 6
Views: 3836

Re: Name that tool!

Lathe dog is close to what I am wanting but not quite, here is a pic. What I am wanting to do away with is the walnut piece so I can have something more rigid.
by SawdustandSmoke
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Name that tool!
Replies: 6
Views: 3836

Name that tool!

I have two questions, I am doing some two sided machining with a rotary axis and some manual coding, When you take a model and flip/copy on top of itself how do you hide one so the height alert will not come on when calculating tool paths, right now I am deleting and then undoing that delete but it ...
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Diamond Drag bit on Steel
Replies: 8
Views: 3502

Re: Diamond Drag bit on Steel

Looks impressive, I purchased a ww bit a few years ago and was disappointed with how fast the tip was used up, however I was using it with glass. If I remember right you can purchase replacement bits off ebay quite a lot cheaper on ebay, the only thing missing is the keeper at the top.
by SawdustandSmoke
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Home made glass tangent cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

Re: Home made glass tangent cutter

I will give that a try, looks like it will work better than what I have been doing. I have been jogging around trying different pressures, It seams I was much to forceful with it, a light touch is much better
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Home made glass tangent cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

Home made glass tangent cutter

The forum's have been looking a bit slow so I thought I would post a tangent cutter I have been working on. BILD0262.JPG BILD0261.JPG BILD0264.JPG One of the things I wanted was to be able to change from spindle to tangent without much fuss, the spindle clamps and a 4 pin trailer plug work well for ...
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Best china 4th axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 5964

Re: Best china 4th axis?

Would it be possible cut the top, rotate the 4th axis 90 degrees and then cut the backside without using the unwrapper? A person could combine the tool paths and insert one line of code manually between top and bottom to rotate the a axis. It would be a little clunky I think but once it was setup yo...
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Best china 4th axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 5964

Re: Best china 4th axis?

That's a really good deal on the rotary axis and I like the rail that comes with it also, unfortunately it has a limit of 5 inch on stock. I am wanting to be able to do something like this. horse_corbel.jpg I have tried two sided machining and am not very good at it. I hope to make lots of things th...
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Best china 4th axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 5964

Re: Best china 4th axis?

I went to cnczone first but the fourms are down. I was unsure about the direct drive one however it is nema 34 which has about 27 pounds of holding force, not sure if that is enough.