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by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 16, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Corian Cutting Boards
Replies: 19
Views: 8167

Another thought for filling engraved areas on a Corian board is to use fiberglas gel coat material. This is the first layer used when making a fiberglas layup, which has the colour mixed into it. You can get this material in a variety of colours. and it is likely quite a bit cheaper that Corian mate...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 16, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket milling with 2 end mill paths/bits?
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

Ya Tony, for this all we need is an option for 'Finish Allowance', which could be accomplished with the same tool, or a different tool. In other software, Les has this option so that a selection of .030" as a finish allowance will allow your cutter to clear all the material, but it leaves the last ....
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed May 16, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Private Messaging is now enabled
Replies: 7
Views: 2964

Hey Tony, I like the idea of the PM ability. There are many time when 2 users need to get together for project information and such. That feature will cut down on a lot of the additional chatter on your web page that may not need to be there, plus it is any easy quick way to guys to get together. Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Z zero plate
Replies: 57
Views: 32831

Hey guys, here is another and perhaps simpler method of setting your Z zero. What I use is a 1/2" diameter round bar of stainless steel, although most any metal would work. I bring the tool down to approximately 1/2" above the workpiece and then use a fine jog setting of .001" and gradually lower th...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 3238

Jay, I may need to pick your brains for ideas on how to hook it up to get all the features it offers.

Later,

Pete
by Peter Stenabaugh
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 3238

ok, I will do an update once this gets finished. I am also interested in trying the wood hardener. I wont get a chance to rout this for a week or so yet. I have to replace the breakout board in my power supply first. I have bought one from CNC4PC. I looks like a winner, the price is pretty good, and...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 3238

New Project

Hey guys and gals, here is my latest project, (not done yet) that I am going to do for our local 'Stampede Breakfast' this year. In Calgary, it is tradition to go around the week of the Calgary Stampede and take in the various FREE Breakfasts, Lunches and sometimes Dinners that are put on through ou...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19300

Brady, thanks a bunch for your input. What you say certainly makes a lot of sense. It is neat to know that you have tried this system out, and have found that it is less than adequate. Now myself and several others will be less antsy to try it out. I certainly have a lot of things to work on besides...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Single Line Font Re-visited
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Single Line Font Re-visited

Hey all, we have had some discussions regarding single line fonts. Well I have finally found a source for a free single line font. Just go to this site.......... http://www.ncplot.com/ And you are able to download their free single line font program. There is only one font at this time, but with the...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advices.. metal cutting
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

For anyone having difficulty with machining aluminum, and having the material build up on the cutter, here are a couple of pointers. 1) A lot of commercial products out there are manufactured using 'commercial aluminum' which most times is 1100 grade - utility aluminum. There are other grades used, ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19300

For sure James. It will likely be some time before I can get to it, but perhaps some of the others may give it a try. I am busy with the design of a new 3 axis router at this time, it will have about a 49 x 78 x 10 cutting envelop. I have recently finished the conversion of my milling machine, to 4 ...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19300

Thanks for your input James. I certainly did not mean to rain on your parade by any means. I realize you guys have a good product, and I understand fully the process you need to go through to get there, and the software you are using. What I was getting at was that with software such as 'David' - as...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19300

Dont be confused by this product, as you are only purchasing the software, and you will need to have or acquire the other hardware items. The high end software appears to have the ability to stich together multiple files to produce a full 3d image, but realistically, how many people need this sort o...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problems cutting Di-Bond
Replies: 3
Views: 2963

kinsign, one of the problems you may be having is that I think the di-bond material is covered with regular commercial grade aluminum (1100 series). If this is so, then this is one of the worst materials to try to machine. It is so soft that you do not get good chip created, and as such the material...
by Peter Stenabaugh
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Free 3D Scanner software
Replies: 31
Views: 19300

I havent had a chance yet, mostly because I would need to go out and get a suitable imaging device. The best I had seen so far is a web cam from Microsoft that sells in Canada for about $89 or so. I will take up to 1.3 Mpx, which is I believe 1024 x 768. This would be fine for most anything that a p...