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by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

I decided to use plexi to cover the music box mechanism rather than wood. It was a good call, because my Grandson will sit there and observe the mechanism making music.
I decided to use plexi to cover the music box mechanism rather than wood. It was a good call, because my Grandson will sit there and observe the mechanism making music.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

The opening shows some extra detail on the inside.
The opening shows some extra detail on the inside.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

A bit of optical mystery on this end.
A bit of optical mystery on this end.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

The music box was screwed through this end of the box, because a music box needs a sounding board to actually produce sound. I provided a place inside for the winding key, so miscreant visitors wouldn’t over wind the mechanism. A little anecdote on the music box: the plastic used to hold the cast parts together is now around 50 years old! I had to use quite a bit of super glue to hold the cracks in it together. Maybe it will last another half century!
The music box was screwed through this end of the box, because a music box needs a sounding board to actually produce sound. I provided a place inside for the winding key, so miscreant visitors wouldn’t over wind the mechanism. A little anecdote on the music box: the plastic used to hold the cast parts together is now around 50 years old! I had to use quite a bit of super glue to hold the cracks in it together. Maybe it will last another half century!
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

Since my Grandson was two, he’s been helping me drive the little Kubota tractor around, and his other grandfather has John Deere tractors. So the John Deere logo “Nothing Runs Like A Deere”, was so detailed that I had to make test cuts to get just the right detail.<br /><br />Another point here was that I had to select the size of some of the graphics, because the vcarve can be quite deep and will cut through the thickness of the plank.
Since my Grandson was two, he’s been helping me drive the little Kubota tractor around, and his other grandfather has John Deere tractors. So the John Deere logo “Nothing Runs Like A Deere”, was so detailed that I had to make test cuts to get just the right detail.

Another point here was that I had to select the size of some of the graphics, because the vcarve can be quite deep and will cut through the thickness of the plank.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

I was able to find just the right 3D object (cut from poplar and glued to this top panel) to describe one thing that my Grandson and I have been doing for several years … fist bump! He’s left handed, so I had to remember to reverse it.
I was able to find just the right 3D object (cut from poplar and glued to this top panel) to describe one thing that my Grandson and I have been doing for several years … fist bump! He’s left handed, so I had to remember to reverse it.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Mystery Keepsake Box for Grandson

After over a year of making items with my Shapeoko XXL, I finally got caught up enough (thanks to the current crappy situation) to make a few major gifts for those in my family that have put up with me! This box project was made for my Grandson’s 6th birthday. I guess I’m in charge of creating those...
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: cribbage board with lake contours
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: cribbage board with lake contours

I think I read about "Loon Lake" in a detective novel one time. Looks good to me.

It would be interesting if you could make another one by using the lake outline as the outer border and have the holes follow that outline. Of course, the compass point would be at the top. Challenge! :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cuts are too deep
Replies: 25
Views: 621

Re: Cuts are too deep

Adrian wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:16 am
... I don't think I've been so confused over a simple issue for quite a while.
Don't hang up your spurs and pull out your rockin' chair just yet, Adrian! :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay: Never Get it Right
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: Inlay: Never Get it Right

Dave, I've cut a bit of plastic-to-wood inlays with both 60 and 90 bits. The one thing I learned real quick is to set the "pass depth" in Cutting Parameters to something about 1/3 of the total DOC for the inlay. My Shapeoko XXL doesn't like the way that Vectric Vcarve Desktop plunges to the max dept...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Convert 2D to 3D
Replies: 29
Views: 1381

Re: Convert 2D to 3D

Take a little off the sharp edges?
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Convert 2D to 3D
Replies: 29
Views: 1381

Re: CONVERT 2D TO 3D

Thanks for the view of your process!

While looking at your list of toolpaths, I was reminded of the point when I decide to start using toolpath grouping in Vcarve Desktop. It really made a difference in reviewing and making changes. It is really an easy drag-n-drop operation.
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Oval Shape
Replies: 46
Views: 1246

Re: Odd Oval Shape

highpockets wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:07 pm
... Once baked you CAN NOT go back to the original ingredients, it's a cake ....
Perfect analogy for my brain to wrap around. +1 Thanks!
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Oval Shape
Replies: 46
Views: 1246

Re: Odd Oval Shape

Ok, then what is another word for "bake"? Does it mean that something is getting purged in the component and then saved?