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by Aussie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Resin Inlay $20 Target Cutting Board Test
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Resin Inlay $20 Target Cutting Board Test

Looks good to me Ron, your resin experimenting has come a long way in a fairly short period of time well done on that front. So what was the process for this one? Did you do one colour at a time & machine for next colour once the first one was cured? All the resin work I have done has been single c...
by Aussie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How I make Edge lit displays
Replies: 21
Views: 765

How I make Edge lit displays

As I am not a technical writer or a power forum user... please check my pdf and crv files for mistakes and improvements.

Thanks
Ron
Making Edge lit Acrylic signs.pdf
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Base 4 sets Pine new pockets.crv3d
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Quad Pine Top.crv3d
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Jig Base.crv3d
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Jig Top.crv3d
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by Aussie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Resin Inlay $20 Target Cutting Board Test
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Resin Inlay $20 Target Cutting Board Test

Rcnewcomb wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:57 am
This gives you an idea of what we pay for hardwood that is imported.
Is Tasmanian Blackwood more affordable in your part of the world?
Yes it is available however I find when machining it cracks and splits so I only use it within the board not the sides
by Aussie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Resin Inlay $20 Target Cutting Board Test
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Resin Inlay $20 Target Cutting Board Test

Below is a test prior to using very expensive hard wood. Board size is 330mm x 460mm x 30mm Eagle1.jpg Eagle close1.jpg Oak is 215mm x 1030mm x40mm Wenge is 170mm x 1000 x 45 Oak1.jpg Wenge1.jpg This gives you an idea of what we pay for hardwood that is imported. I am sure someone will like it and w...
by Aussie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: sometimes your lucky
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: sometimes your lucky

Your edge lit signs look good, see you do the same as I do & build the controller into the base :lol: :lol: Is it a good idea to move your sanding upstairs if that is where your going to be doing your finishing? I have a small shop & one of the problems I have with finishing is finding somewhere cl...
by Aussie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: sometimes your lucky
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: sometimes your lucky

Aussie, That would be awesome if you are able to find the time to do that, documenting a process can time consuming! I would appreciate if you are able to find the time to do it ! I have the time but not the skills....maybe a little rough but will supply the information required, hopefully one of t...
by Aussie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: sometimes your lucky
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: sometimes your lucky

scotttarnor wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:45 am
Those signs look nice ! You really have that process down !
I will do a pdf on how I make them with the crv files for anyone who is interested.
by Aussie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: sometimes your lucky
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: sometimes your lucky

Sweet Ron! Barter at it's best :) :) It IS nice to always have a few pieces for people to see! He did a great job also...probably so YOU'LL do a great job!! :wink: LIKE the pocket door and diving pics!!! Make sure and have some edge lits Lit Up for the electrician!! :) (and some of your Inlays!!) T...
by Aussie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: sometimes your lucky
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: sometimes your lucky

Yes dust will always get through ... I will silicon seal the frame and dust seals for the door. Completed the timber racks yesterday above the sliding door, can store lengths up to 4m. Downstairs is a little untidy and too many machines, will move the sanding, finishing and sharpening stations upsta...
by Aussie
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: sometimes your lucky
Replies: 14
Views: 635

sometimes your lucky

My shop is on 2 levels... woodworking on the ground floor 6m x 12m and upstairs a little less due to the stairs, upstairs I used as my computer and underwater photography display area plus my scuba diving equipment. As my diving is coming to an end and I have replaced this passion with woodworking, ...
by Aussie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Epoxy emblem for Son-in-law
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Epoxy emblem for Son-in-law

Thanks all. It's 10 1/2 inches round Scott. It was still wet when I took the pic I think is why it came out blurry, trying to keep the glare off it. Its cut 1/8 deep with a 60 degree v-bit. The red in the date's was filled like the rest, but when it dried it wasn't filled. I mixed a little more and...
by Aussie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Epoxy emblem for Son-in-law
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Epoxy emblem for Son-in-law

woody53 wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Made this the past couple of days , but not sure its very good. May have to try it again. Looks OK but the red isnt quite right.

Dave20201031_125849-1.jpg
Very nice... I am doing a lot of resin filled V Carves at the moment.
What depth of cut are you using and bit?
by Aussie
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Resin Inlay Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Resin Inlay Dam

Way cool idea Aussie. I did not think of that. You're right...hot glue does gum up the bits when I plane flush and it does take a bit of time to clean them up. Will try that the next time around. Thanks for this!!! If you put on a little denatured alcohol on the hot glue before you plane, you can p...
by Aussie
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Ceiling Lamp with a Japanese Touch
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Ceiling Lamp with a Japanese Touch

Needed a new living room ceiling lamp and did not find anything on ETSY of the desired size. Actually this one is 31"x31". IMG_2404.jpg Simple enough design but I managed to make use of the CNC just as well. I really like these frog finger miter joints. No clamping (just tap together), no slipping ...
by Aussie
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Having fun
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Having fun

Nice job Ron been wanting to do some sign work, I was wondering where you order your lighting kits from. Hi Jay, Here is the EBay link... it includes a 12 volt power supply for Australia which you may not need. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Waterproof-300-LEDS-RGB-5M-3528-SMD-LED-Strip-Light-12V-IR-C...