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by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best material for carving
Replies: 24
Views: 11671

Hey guys, I came across this reasonably new material while doing searching for scroll saw information. It is a manufactured material called Alowood: http://www.alowood.com/ They are using a cultured fast growing natural wood of some type and injecting it with some type of synthetic material to make ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Found some new software - your gonna want this......
Replies: 10
Views: 3605

Ya for sure, I hadnt thought about the inlay process with VCP, but your correct, it could do some really cool stuff in that regard. I wont have the software for about a week and then I am not sure how soon I can try it, but once I have it available, I can always do up a few sample photos for the guy...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Found some new software - your gonna want this......
Replies: 10
Views: 3605

Sorry man, happy birthday anyway. I received an email back from them and the software only supports raster output, bmp, jpg etc. That is still ok as we can now import the files directly into VCP or convert them with Corel or AI. I have purchased the software (CD and manual), but as it gets mailed ou...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Found some new software - your gonna want this......
Replies: 10
Views: 3605

Found some new software - your gonna want this......

Hey all, when reading a woodworking magazine I came across an add for some really cool software called Coyote Stencil. Here is the link for it: http://www.carvingtechnologies.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=4&HS=1 Check this out..... it accepts a standard digital colour photo and converts i...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: PhotoVCarve - Gallery
Topic: Photograph Carved in ColourRout
Replies: 5
Views: 7217

For you fellows that are trying to rout into mdf, if you want a more stable material, try coating the mdf with a layer of 'Min Wax wood hardener'. This material is a clear liquid that is designed to be used with rotting wood etc to stiffen it up. It will soak into the top layer of the wood, maybe ab...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Single Line Fonts
Replies: 16
Views: 8799

Ok, thanks Tony. It has been a while since I have done any deep holes, so that is something that I have obviously missed.

Thanks,

Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Single Line Fonts
Replies: 16
Views: 8799

Thanks for that info Tony. I have a request for a really useful addtion to your software. Would it be possible to create a routine for us that would look at most any TT font and create a centreline for each letter, and therefore create an 'engravable single line font'. Then allow the cutter to follo...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: RPM/Feed Speed 4 engraving Ali?
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

Liam, you will likely get better results using a small ball nose cutter than a vbit for litho or photoengraving. Use a 1/32" or 1/16" diameter ball nose.

Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19304

I havent gotten around to trying this out yet. There are just too many things in my face right now. However if I were to venture into it, I would select either of the camera mentioned, they both have the same ability and are about the same price, approx $85 US or so depending upon where you get them...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19304

David has a new option now for the software to allow it to stitch together multiple scans. This will allow the user to create a full 3D model. Check out their web site and see if they still offer a beta download. I believe this stitching capability will be offered at a price, but I think the origina...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat May 19, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Corian Cutting Boards
Replies: 19
Views: 8171

I check out the web sites for the 'Northern Carver' to see the inlace product as well as Turtlefeathers and Specialty Tools. Both of these products appear to be more or less the same type of product. However the big difference is that the 'inlace' product is less than half the price of the material ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri May 18, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Corian Cutting Boards
Replies: 19
Views: 8171

I checked out the Specialty Tools web site listed above by LRob. It seems pretty good, the prices are reasonable, and if you purchase the 30ml or 60ml kits, there is a ton of colours available to fill your corian with. It all depends upon how much you need to fill. I have talked with a local counter...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri May 18, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Corian Cutting Boards
Replies: 19
Views: 8171

Oh ya, you mean when the router has a bad hair day and digs a hole where it isn't supposed to..... Ya I remember seeing a product called T.B.S.O. Too Bad, Start Over...........lol Anything you did to hide the hole would no doubt be obvious, unless you could incorporate it into the design somehow, bu...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Thu May 17, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Corian Cutting Boards
Replies: 19
Views: 8171

Ok, thanks Ed, that is good to know. I had been thinking that if it worked, it would be really cool to do some laser engraving into the corian, then use the gel coat to fill it. In theory it sounded good anyway.

Guess I will have to look at other ideas.

Thanks,

Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 16, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Z zero plate
Replies: 57
Views: 32836

I think the idea of the dial gauge setup is overall a better idea. With that setup you could use a harder metal than brass or aluminum for the touch plate. If you approach the touch plate slowly, you will not wreck the cutter as long as the touch plate has a light amount of give to it. With the dial...