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by M Queen
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: New Problem with machining .stl files
Replies: 2
Views: 4628

Re: New Problem with machining .stl files

This is Mike at WinCNC. Shoot me an email mike@wincnc.net and I'll have a look at your problem. Can't promise anything but I can have a look.
by M Queen
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Direction of cut?
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Direction of cut?

Thanks for the answers guys. In WinCNC, we can do tool radius compensation, but the CAD/CAM software has to allow it. I've been asked by several customers if we can provide a post processor that will turn comp on and off. I didn't think there was a way, and I might have already asked Mark about it (...
by M Queen
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Direction of cut?
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Direction of cut?

Is there a variable available for the post processor that allows me to know the direction of cut (conventional or climb)? Thank you.
by M Queen
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Ballnose not cutting to depth
Replies: 11
Views: 3757

Re: Ballnose not cutting to depth

Fast tool change isn't really a tool changer. With this method, it allows the user to output files using a tool changer setup (multiple tools in the same file). When one toolpath finishes, the machine moves to a set location and prompts the user to put in the next tool. Once the user changes out th...
by M Queen
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Water Cooled Spindle
Replies: 20
Views: 8672

Re: Water Cooled Spindle

Here's what I use on my 3hp 2.2kw spindle. $15 and it has suction cups for feet. I've not had a minute's trouble.

http://www.harborfreight.com/lawn-garde ... 68395.html
by M Queen
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two sided alignment keeping me up tonight
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: Two sided alignment keeping me up tonight

I'd say you're losing position. If I'm right, the first side is off also. So even if you've re-homed you're not going to be able to exactly match the first side. If it's a stepper your motors might be stalling (not moving all the steps that are commanded). You might try slowing down a little on cut ...
by M Queen
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Win CNC Arc Error ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Re: Win CNC Arc Error ???

I know this is an old post but I thought I'd give some reasons for an arc radius error . People still have this problem from time to time and maybe this will help a little. First I'll give a definition of what that means to WinCNC. An arc is just part of a circle and thus it has a center point. WinC...
by M Queen
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: My nice little House Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: My nice little House Sign

FixitMike wrote:I learned a lot from your video. Very helpful.

A small point: The sound level was a bit low, it was difficult to hear.
Thanks Mike. I'm happy it was informative. I'll try to work on my sound level next time.
by M Queen
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: My nice little House Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: My nice little House Sign

[ Hi Mike, I just want to thank you for taking the time to make your tutorial videos. Very helpful and fun to watch you work. You are greatly appreciated! Hi Michael, Thanks. That means a lot coming from you. I also wanted to tell you I enjoyed working with you at CAMaster. I wish I could have had m...
by M Queen
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Windows 10 compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 5563

Re: Windows 10 compatibility

Thanks guys.
by M Queen
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: My nice little House Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

My nice little House Sign

Here's one that I did a few months ago. It's a sign, and yes, I did use some of James Booth's new ideas on it (I showed it to him so I think he's OK with it). I used my vcarve offset tool to do some good stuff, and near the end I did some things that I've never seen anyone else do. I hope you like i...
by M Queen
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Windows 10 compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 5563

Re: Windows 10 compatibility

Thanks Adrian.
by M Queen
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: VCarve Cleanup Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: VCarve Cleanup Pass

It's been a while since I watched the video and I can't remember if I did this in the video, but I started doing much larger stepover with the v-bit. Since I'm going to be cleaning it out anyway, why waste all that time?
by M Queen
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: VCarve Cleanup Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: VCarve Cleanup Pass

Hi Mike, you're right. I've also done them and added a third tool of a smaller diameter. I've also done something similar to what you're talking about.

Thanks and I'm glad you like it.

Did you download my little app? The location is in the description.
by M Queen
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Windows 10 compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 5563

Windows 10 compatibility

Can someone tell me what versions of Vectric software are compatible with Windows 10? I'm sure the Aspire 8.0 and VCarve Pro 8.0 are compatible, but what about older versions? Are there compatibility issues?

Thanks.