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by TReischl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Router Spindle Bit the Dust. . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Router Spindle Bit the Dust. . . .

Well, it had a good long run. It was a Porter Cable 892 EVS. Has been running on the machine for about 10 years. Then the other day, it just gave up the ghost. RIP. I liked it a lot, usually ran it at about 16K RPM so it was pretty darn quiet. I have several old PC 690 series around the shop, so I p...
by TReischl
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?

....... I'm very wary of using 1/16" bits as they appear so delicate and as a result I don't have many spares... :roll: They are not as delicate as you might think. I bought mine on FleaBay, a pack of 10 for some ridiculously low price. Interestingly enough I have not broken one yet. They are metri...
by TReischl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?

I fiddled around with it for awhile. Got the gear real close to what was shown above (I used a gear generation program). Here are the paths: c2.PNG I made sure that the pocket tool path was only an inner and outer (2 paths total). The tool path for the "rest machining" was as minimal as possible and...
by TReischl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?

The cutting time improvement depends entirely on the details of the part. The longer the profile distance, the greater the savings. OP wants to use 2 tools. Using only the smallest takes too much time. He also said there were a lot of parts to be cut. I'm assuming he will cut multiple parts with ea...
by TReischl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?

Curious Mike? Since I do not have the latest version I cannot load the file and am way too lazy to duplicate what you did. . . . How do the cut times compare to just cutting it out with the 1/16th end mill? Also, if there is not an auto tool changer then changing tools and re zeroing need to be fact...
by TReischl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?

I don't think you are going to save much time futzing around with two tools, developing paths, trying to get them nice and smooth, etc. Might waste more time trying to save time than you actually end up saving.
by TReischl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Multiple tools for 2D Profile Toolpath?

You are still going to have to use the 1/16 tool. The worst part of it is that the 1/16 tool is still going to cut full width no matter what you do. It is what it is. I do not see any advantage to what you would like to see the software do. :::::shrug::::: All that said, you could define separate to...
by TReischl
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Question re CNC toolpaths generated by Aspire
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Question re CNC toolpaths generated by Aspire

When working with 3D models it is a good idea to avoid vertical walls. This can easily be done by applying a small amount of draft, also a bit of smoothing will help with the issue.
by TReischl
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Need Help with pocket Toolpath
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Need Help with pocket Toolpath

You need to control the cut area with vectors. Draw a vector around the 3d part. draw another vector to create the other boundary. Then select those vectors to create the pocket tool path.
by TReischl
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Z Randomly Raises During Job Run
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Z Randomly Raises During Job Run

As others have mentioned, lost steps. From what you describe it sounds like Z axis. Here is something to consider: The type of bit itself. Typically "end mills" come in three flavors. The first is a true router bit, not an endmill, but it sure looks like it will do the same job. Then there are the t...
by TReischl
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a flat plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 4688

Re: How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a flat plane?

Yup, we got some serious box makers on this forum! All really nice work.
by TReischl
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a flat plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 4688

Re: How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a flat plane?

Steve: I remember those plans in WS. Always wanted to build one. That is an excellent job you did on it! In general: A lot of woodworking centers around being able to build a box well. Kitchen cabinets are nothing but boxes. My very first woodworking project was building a set of Norm Abram's adiron...
by TReischl
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: diamond drag bit
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: diamond drag bit

"then your settings for "pass depth" start to control the amount of pressure"

I wrote that earlier not thinking. Not pass depth, but CUT DEPTH.
by TReischl
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a flat plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 4688

Re: How do I cut a 45 degree angle on a flat plane?

TReischl, I never would have figured that out in my entire lifetime. Genius. Yep, me either! I am thinking I came across it one of my old WoodSmith magazines a long, long time ago. Typically I do not make boxes with 3/4 inch walls, or even 1/2. They look sort of clunky to me. Sooo, since I am using...
by TReischl
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: diamond drag bit
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: diamond drag bit

need help with settings for engraving into acrylic. i purchased a drag but from amazon, 120 degrees. the listing doesn’t state a “flat diameter” for the bit, so i don’t know what to put there. also, is “pass depth” necessary to enter? Since a drag bit cuts very shallow it sort of does not matter wh...