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by SawdustandSmoke
Sat May 17, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Wood is cupping as it is being cut.
Replies: 27
Views: 11455

Re: Wood is cupping as it is being cut.

Ill give that some thought, The wood I am getting is kiln dried, What happens is I load flat wood on the table and when I take it out it is cupped on the backside immediately after. Can you recommend any non exotic wood that is like maple? The least likely to cup wood I have found is hard maple foll...
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat May 17, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Wood is cupping as it is being cut.
Replies: 27
Views: 11455

Wood is cupping as it is being cut.

Hello I am having a very persistent problem, when I cut a 3d model in maple it turns out perfect, However when I am cutting walnut or oak I get cupping, This wood has been planed down before it comes to me. I believe my problem is caused by the amount of material I am removing, This would not normal...
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 3690

Re: Lights

I think once I change over from led bulb to florescent light, I will make some of these end caps and maybe put a logo or design on them, a nice touch I believe.
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reccomend a good brand of end mill
Replies: 12
Views: 5716

Re: Reccomend a good brand of end mill

Thanks very much for your time I found the bit mentioned in the thread here http://www.beckwithdecor.com/index_files/Cutters.htm Ill pick one up and give it a try. Onsrud 80$ 67-200 Beckwork 29$ bdp015 Onsrud 42$ 60-951 BDP015 is our new 1/4” Chipbreaker Finisher Two flute, Solid Carbide Downcut Chi...
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reccomend a good brand of end mill
Replies: 12
Views: 5716

Re: Reccomend a good brand of end mill

Thanks that helps to clear things up, I always thought the name was odd but decided it was a compromise between to cutting styles, here is a similar one http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-8-X-5-8-LOC-1-1-4-OAL-3-3-4-4-FL-Melin-Rougher-Finisher-M42-SE-End-Mill-/121276760644?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3c...
by SawdustandSmoke
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reccomend a good brand of end mill
Replies: 12
Views: 5716

Re: Reccomend a good brand of end mill

Can anyone tell me if a finisher rougher and a chip breaker are the same thing? thank you
by SawdustandSmoke
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reccomend a good brand of end mill
Replies: 12
Views: 5716

Re: Reccomend a good brand of end mill

Thanks for the information, the woodworker website is dead but I found another place with google. From the bidding on ebay they must be very popular I will give them a try. The screaming bits are just different, Its the only carbide bit I have ever used that was sharp enough to cut my finger open, I...
by SawdustandSmoke
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reccomend a good brand of end mill
Replies: 12
Views: 5716

Re: Reccomend a good brand of end mill

Yes I have , the thing is though there are subtle but important differences in what brand you get even when they have the same specs. Ive got some of these (1/4" 4Fl SE Carbide End mill ) from allindustrial.com which are surprisingly sharp for carbide but they scream horribly. I am hoping someone ca...
by SawdustandSmoke
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reccomend a good brand of end mill
Replies: 12
Views: 5716

Reccomend a good brand of end mill

Hello I am looking for a new source of end mills. Previously I used a 5/16 finisher rougher for hogging and an 1/8 tapered end mill for finish work but my eBay vendor sold out and the price when up a lot. Everything I cut is hardwood mostly walnut and maple, High feed rate is a big plus. I have trie...
by SawdustandSmoke
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 3690

Re: Lights

Thanks for the post, Its interesting to me how big of a change the wood end caps make on a light fixture. While the illegal light bulb bans are terrible at least they actually voted on them, Next year the epa will be banning almost all wood stoves.
by SawdustandSmoke
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Steam Logo wall sculpture
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Re: Steam Logo wall sculpture

Looks great! you should make another that says HL3 (inside joke)
by SawdustandSmoke
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Opening large stl files
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: Opening large stl files

I read in fourm that aspire is only able to use 2 gigs ram is this still the case?
by SawdustandSmoke
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Opening large stl files
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Opening large stl files

Hello I have recently found a website that sells panno's or mural's in bas relief models, The problems is beside being very expensive, the files are really large some are 400+ meg files. Can aspire open something this big? I have 3.5 gigs ram on my office machine and even then there is some stuff I ...
by SawdustandSmoke
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tool path optimization
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Tool path optimization

Right now that is what I am doing one vector at a time, and this is useable but I would like to not have 12+ finish toolpaths in my tool path window if there is some way around it. I know profile cuts you have some control over the order but I'm not sure if 3d does.
by SawdustandSmoke
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tool path optimization
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Tool path optimization

What I am doing is copying and pasting the models and there vectors over and over again when I have a large amount of material. When I go to to recalculate the tool path's I shift click the vectors and hit calculate on each tool path. Problem is it cuts a portion of the model then goes on to the nex...