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by Fleming
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Which tool do I need
Replies: 36
Views: 6297

Re: Which tool do I need

Substituting a smaller bit for the one used in calculations -- NormalAlbert is correct that you will not get really clean corners by doing this and for that reason I do not suggest using that technique for large letters. However for small letters what you gain is less collapse of the walls between a...
by Fleming
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Which tool do I need
Replies: 36
Views: 6297

Re: Which tool do I need

Another trick you can use to get thicker walls is to compute your tool paths with a large V bit (say 90 deg) and then actually cut with a smaller bit (say 60 degrees). I have used this technique often to solve the problem you are having. :)
by Fleming
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar
Replies: 26
Views: 8627

Re: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

CarveOne,

Got notice of you sending private message but my account does not allow me to use that. Please send message to cobblewoodcarvers@gmail.com

Thanks,
Paul
by Fleming
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: VCarve Patterns for making carved trim moldings
Replies: 9
Views: 3315

Re: VCarve Patterns for making carved trim moldings

Samson,

I am not able to save as an "older" version but I have uploaded both a pdf and dxf of the vectors to that dropbox folder which you should be able to import into your software. Hope this helps. If that doesn't work let me know and we can try something else.

Paul
by Fleming
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar
Replies: 26
Views: 8627

Re: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

AWESOME WORK :D

Maybe Tractor Supply will use it for some PR and put some $ in your pocket!
by Fleming
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: VCarve Patterns for making carved trim moldings
Replies: 9
Views: 3315

VCarve Patterns for making carved trim moldings

In researching and designing for an upcoming furniture making project I re-created these historical patterns for making moldings. All the patterns are "repeatable" so you can make them any length you want. You can download the files from my dropbox account if you wish. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xhn...
by Fleming
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: A Christmas Carving
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

A Christmas Carving

Walnut Nativity Scene

Thanks for looking and a very Merry Christmas to all :)
by Fleming
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: "Birdcage" Hollow candlestand
Replies: 12
Views: 3983

Re: "Birdcage" Hollow candlestand

A beautiful and creative piece of work :D
by Fleming
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: File showing contents
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: File showing contents

Seeing the Aspire logo. Ran that extension file and all is now well :D

Thank you for your help :!:
by Fleming
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: File showing contents
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

File showing contents

I have noticed an inconsistency in whether my Aspire files show a preview or not since I upgraded recently to Windows 10 and Aspire 9. Some files generate a preview for the files (Extra large icons is turned on) whereas others do not. Do I need to change a Windows 10 setting or Aspire setting to mak...
by Fleming
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Do you ever lie to Vcarve?
Replies: 7
Views: 3284

Re: Do you ever lie to Vcarve?

I lie quite often when using V bits to do text, especially small text in wood that tends to splinter out. I spec a 60 degree bit and then cut with a 30 degree bit. This leaves the boundaries between letters a little larger and the letters such as an "o" a little fatter within thus getting a cleaner ...
by Fleming
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V9 Two Sided Model
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Re: V9 Two Sided Model

Joe, Brief summary for that process: 1. Set up for a two-sided model 2. Create a circle and make a bowl recess shape of it - use create shape and Combine mode of Subtract. 3. Copy that object to the 2nd side. 4. Go to 2nd side. Use Offset Model tool to expand the object the amount you want for thick...
by Fleming
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Our new customer portal V&CO is now live!
Replies: 26
Views: 120473

Re: Our new customer portal V&CO is now live!

Regardless of whether release is "imminent" or not there is a good preview of the upcoming features of Aspire 9 at the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfQpeakO6Yc&feature=youtu.be&list=PLrriUtFh16igz72xw_kKhdL2YITv_urRl Confused as to why all the teasers are coming through Facebook and Tw...
by Fleming
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Bowl with 3D/Molding TP Integration
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

Re: Bowl with 3D/Molding TP Integration

Glad to see your "experiment" and will remember that technique :)
The only way I learn is to try things like you did. Lots of designer firewood but also some neat stuff comes as a result :o

I really like your bowl.

Paul
by Fleming
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D scan
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: 3D scan

Michael, Doing that to a true 3D model may not work. My technique assumes the 3D model has been "sliced" when imported and only part or the "visual" portion of the model is used for 2.5 D relief. The technique in effect "subtracts" from the underside "unseen" portion of the model to decease its Z. I...