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by tmerrill
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Obligatory weekly feeds/speeds topic :) [large pics inside]
Replies: 13
Views: 5818

TReischl, While not a down spiral, I have had good results with a Whiteside straight bit that has a slight downshear to the cutters. Unfortunatly they only make it in 1/2" diameter. I have included a link to RouterBits.com - you will find it under part number 1069DS. Current price is $17.47 through ...
by tmerrill
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: More Animal Plaques
Replies: 14
Views: 14482

I'm using an older ShopBot PRT with Milwaukee router. The texturing cuts used a 1" round nose at 2.5 ips, the roughing and finish passes were both at 2.0 ips. With ramp speeds and such, I don't think the router achieves these speeds too often. The roughing pass is set for 0.25" cutting depth. As a t...
by tmerrill
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: First real 3D Cut effort.
Replies: 4
Views: 4437

Very nice Bart. Keep it up and you'll get addicted like me. As far as finishing, the wood you used looks like mahogany. If so, the open grain might be working against you. The few times I've finished mahogany, I had to use a grain filler. This would be difficult with a 3D image, especially a complex...
by tmerrill
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: More Animal Plaques
Replies: 14
Views: 14482

More Animal Plaques

Hope I’m not boring you, but find myself becoming addicted to making these plaques. Tony, Brian and James B - you guys might be guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a SENIOR! Seriously, after finishing the first round of plaques (http://vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1742&start=0) and see...
by tmerrill
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: detaild inlay
Replies: 6
Views: 3697

Very nice! Looks like a great learning experience with excellent results.

Also liked your website.

Tim
by tmerrill
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ladies hand mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 6193

David,

For mine, I planned to round one side and then flip to do the other. However, I found that shaping by hand on the router table was faster. Also decided to use a thumbnail bit with bearing which doesn't work well in a CNC machine.

I'm interested in how AD did his also.

Tim
by tmerrill
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Hanger
Replies: 7
Views: 3502

Great idea!

What are you using for the metal part and how are you attaching it to the wooden part?

Tim
by tmerrill
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ladies hand mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 6193

Very nice AD. I've added your .jpg's to my idea folder.

I haven't done much with the texturing feature - do you mind sharing the settings you used?

Thanks again, they look great.

Tim
by tmerrill
Sun May 27, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: Last years Christmas presents
Replies: 29
Views: 21895

Rick, Woodcraft carries both Seal Coat and the shellac solvent that I use called Behlen Behkol. Not sure where you are physically located, but Woodcraft will ship both by ground to anywhere in the US. I have a store within an hour of my house, so shipping is not an issue with me. Here is the link to...
by tmerrill
Sat May 26, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: Last years Christmas presents
Replies: 29
Views: 21895

Hi Rick, I haven't mixed shellac from flakes since Zinnser came out with their dewaxed Seal Coat product. I haven't had a bad experience with it, and use it up fast enough where shelf life has not become an issue. I have never shopped at a Menards, but I know Lowes and Woodcraft carry the Seal Coat ...
by tmerrill
Sat May 26, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Another idea to make money
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Another idea to make money

For those of you who look for different ways to make money with your CNC and software investment, let me pass on an idea I'm working on. Last year I made a sign for a local furniture store (http://vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=754) that really impressed the owner. Well, he also owns an unfinishe...
by tmerrill
Sat May 26, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: Last years Christmas presents
Replies: 29
Views: 21895

Paul, I bought my sanding mop from Klingspor. Here is the link: http://www.woodworkingshop.com/cgi-bin/48077002/mac/additmdtl.mac/showItemDetail?item=FS99220&qtyA=0&phsO=N&desc=2X6%20GOLD%20220%20GRIT%20SANDING%20MOP%20KIT&drpshp=N&alOrd=Y&iQty=.000&oQty=.000&initQty=1&assortParent=K&itemForSale=Y&s...
by tmerrill
Sat May 26, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Sun dial Paving stones
Replies: 13
Views: 5621

Bart,

Told my wife about what you were doing (she's the gardener in the family) and she got very interested. Not sure if this is good or bad, but I'd like more details of your process if you don't mind.

Thanks,

Tim
by tmerrill
Sat May 26, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Cut3D - Gallery
Topic: Last years Christmas presents
Replies: 29
Views: 21895

James,

Please feel free to put the images on your website. I can email you higher resolution pictures if it helps - I downsized these considerably.

I don't currently have a personal website, so no links are necessary.

Thanks for a great product!

Tim
by tmerrill
Sat May 26, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ladies hand mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 6193

AD, I hadn't thought of PennState - thanks fior the tip. I get their catalogs but haven't looked through one for a while. I agree with comment about price of mirrors at Woodcraft. Another problem with the mirrors was the size varied by as much as a 1/16". I stupidly measured one of them and pocketed...