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by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Steampunk meets Frankenstein
Replies: 17
Views: 7799

Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Mike, how did you hide the mounting screws? I don't see the heads.
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

You are welcome, but your question led me to my answer with Adrian's help! And it was bothering me so much, that I couldn't try your 3D solution, that I inadvertently discovered elsewhere that Vcarve Pro does 3D also. Somehow that escaped me in all my tutorial study. So, thank you for all of this! :D
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to generate a curved bottom toolpath
Replies: 18
Views: 3303

Re: How to generate a curved bottom toolpath

Rcnewcomb, forgive my ignorance, but I didn't know you could import a 3D file into Vcarve Pro. Interesting thread.
In VCarvePro 8 I created my project: 400mmx400mmx20mm
I selected Model/Add Zero plane because that is a good thing to do
I imported the STL file
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: my metal maker stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: my metal maker stamp

Thanks, Nick. Looks like a great tool with various uses.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: my metal maker stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: my metal maker stamp

Nick, what is the diameter of your stamp?
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Is there a quick way to find the center of a line?
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Is there a quick way to find the center of a line?

If you are drawing another line (vector) from that line's center, then just hover near the center. The cursor will change to a circle with a dot in it. The new line will snap to the center when you click and the cursor is changed this way.

This is common with most drawing tools.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to generate a curved bottom toolpath
Replies: 18
Views: 3303

Re: How to generate a curved bottom toolpath

NeilD, that image that you posted is actually something you would/could/should do on a handheld or tabletop mounted router, but assuming you are just trying to learn the software.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trouble roughing 3D part
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Re: Trouble roughing 3D part

CosmosK, you are using a "raster" clear pocket. It makes some sense, on a round part cutout, to use an "offset" clear pocket.

By the way, that isn't a "3D" part. It is a 2D (or technically, a 2.5D) part.

Like this:
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

I think Vcarve is the toolpath to use and specify a flat depth or use thick material. I even use a 1.25" 90 Vbit without any difference in scanning on my iPhone.
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

Adrian, don't know what I did before to make it not work, because a 60 Vbit works fine now on muddy's 2 inch part and on my 4.5 inch part. One difference with your graphic is that mine has square holes and corners; yours has round holes. Must not have been cut with a Vbit. Scans well at 2 inch size ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

Adrian, saw your post, but the 60 V-bit didn't work as well or as quickly for me on the 4.5" sq. wood using Vcarve. Do you have a secret? :D

I was looking for a "universal" method when muddy posted.
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

The only way I get a good on screen scannable QR code is to use the pocket toolpath with a bit smaller (or equal) in diameter than the vector path. I used a wood block about 4.5 inches square and resized the QR code (from eps file) so the milled areas were slightly more that 1/8" wide. Then I chose ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

This is a bit more complicated to cut than I was imagining, and I'm not even cutting any wood.
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

The "trick" would be to be able to create vectors that followed the center or "on" profile toolpath. That would allow one to use a bit sized to fit the profile cutout areas. Just dumping a bunch of vectors is going to take a long time to cut as Adrian and muddy have alluded to. I would think that a ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: qr codes for engraving
Replies: 20
Views: 8496

Re: qr codes for engraving

Vectors are your friend! :D I was telling my wife that those would be great on street signs and mailboxes! Link them to the current location and no one would bother to come knocking on your door during the dinner hour wondering where they are! :D PS. Their smartphone would give them the exact locati...