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by Peter Stenabaugh
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: dnc softare
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: dnc softare

I havent used this type of software, but my thought on this is that if you are using HPGL - you will not and cannot get any Z information since you are only working in the 2D world. HPGL is basically printer language. Any code output from this is only going to give you a fixed Z height. It may be ti...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Geocaching Logo from Corian
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Re: Geocaching Logo from Corian

Hey John, great looking project. Corian was likely the best product to choose for outside durability. The paint may suffer with the weather, but that is fixable if need be in a few years. For the tool marks, you may have a small chip in the point of the tool, or it may not be totally sharp. I would ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: cheap indexer
Replies: 96
Views: 42459

Re: cheap indexer

for those that may be following this thread, i replied to Bill off forum, but here is a copy of the email that i sent to him..... Bill, here is a web link to the chuck. You should be able to purchase the same unit in the US from Grizzly. http://www.busybeetools.com/products/CHUCK-6IN.-4-JAW-WOOD-1IN...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: cheap indexer
Replies: 96
Views: 42459

Re: cheap indexer

For those who are looking for ideas for an indexer I have made up this solidworks model that I will be building for myself, but I haven't got it done yet. Since you do not have extreme cutting forces when routing wood you dont need an overly rigid setup, such as would be needed for machining metal. ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Additive water cooled spindle?
Replies: 5
Views: 3493

Re: Additive water cooled spindle?

I just made a post to the thread on water pumps.... but go to a local machine shop and ask them about the cutting oil they are using. Most machine shops use a water based synthetic oil these days. These oils mix at anywhere from 20:1 to 50:1 with water. They are usually designed to resist rust and o...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: I need a new water pump for spindle
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

Re: I need a new water pump for spindle

Likely all you need is a submersible pond pump which you can pick up at most aquarium shops. For a coolant, use a synthetic cutting oil. Most machine shops use synthetic cutting oils these days. Some of these oils will mix anywhere from 20:1 up to 50:1 with water. You may be able to purchase a small...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Z zero plate
Replies: 57
Views: 32836

Re: Z zero plate

Hi guys, just getting back into Vcarve after a long hiatus. A short while ago I had an article published in Digital Machinist magazine, for a Z height setting tool. I have attached a photo of the finished tool, which was also the cover photo for the magazine article. This tool will allow repeated to...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Re: Trial Version of Cut3D available
Replies: 57
Views: 40348

Re: Trial Version of Cut3D available!

Hey Tony, I dont know if this is the correct place to request this or not, but this request more or less applies to all your products. It would be nice to be able to specify the base material for a model as being round, rather than only square or rectangular. The reason being is that there are sever...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 14, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

I'm not familiar with Alowood but it sound similar to roasted hardwood which sells for $4.00 per bd. ft. I can get it from Curtis Lumber in the Albany - Saratoga, NY area. This link has information on the product. http://www.curiouswoods.com/wood--Roasted-Hardwood-Mix-of-Soft-Maple-Yellow-Birch--RH...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 14, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

The alowood is nice stuff, but. . . . . at about $12 a board foot it is WAY pricey. I wouldn't consider $12 to be too bad. Yes it is a bit high, but then you have to compare the Alowood with the price of the wood that they are trying to simulate. If you compare it to some of the more exotic hard wo...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 14, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

Yes, I would expect it is somewhat similar. You could email them and find out if it is possible to get some to you, or where there might a dealer for you. This material is a single part, not an epoxy as you mention. It comes in a tall slim metal container, you can likely see it on their web site as ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Mon May 12, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

For people that are using mdf, if you find that it does not have sufficient strength to meet your needs, try the 'wood hardener' from Minwax. This is a liquid material that soaks into the wood and hardens the surface, much like a thin varnish or similar product. It take a few hours to set up. One th...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat May 10, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

Thanks guys, I wasnt aware of this stuff. I sent them an email to see if they have any distributors in Canada, but I doubt it....

Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri May 09, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

What in the world is butterboard? Where do you get this stuff. Is there another common name that it goes by, or are there other manufacturer names for it?

Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Found some new software - your gonna want this......
Replies: 10
Views: 3605

ok, i'll check it out, thanks,

Pete