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by TReischl
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do I nest faster
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: How do I nest faster

Nesting times are dependent on several variables. A thing to remember is to not make it do things that make no sense to begin with. For instance, if the shapes are basically rectangular there is no reason to allow it to rotate the parts in 15 degree increments. Stuff like that. My two cents.
by TReischl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Logo along Curve?
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Logo along Curve?

A kind of "manual" way of getting text to curve is as follows: Type out the text. Bust it up into individual letters/curves. Align the letters with where you want them located between the curves. Move a letter into place, then rotate it using the center of the circles. Wash rinse repeat for each let...
by TReischl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dressing Mirror
Replies: 26
Views: 1522

Re: Dressing Mirror

I bought the USB stick a few years ago for both of them.
by TReischl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dressing Mirror
Replies: 26
Views: 1522

Re: Dressing Mirror

Most of what I know about wood working came from WoodSmith and Shop Notes. When I got started a friend at work loaned me a big stack of his WS and SN magazines. Now I have all of them up to about 5 or 6 years ago. Every now and then I haul them out, pile them next to my chair and go through them aga...
by TReischl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Logo along Curve?
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Logo along Curve?

It is totally doable:
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There are several different ways of doing it.\

I did not fool around with it very long so a better job could be done aligning the lower line of characters.
by TReischl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Dressing Mirror
Replies: 26
Views: 1522

Re: Dressing Mirror

Sweet!

Over the years I have built quite a few of the WoodSmith projects. Really well designed stuff. In fact, I did pretty much their entire bedroom series that go back to some of the early issues.
by TReischl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Enclosure box made out of light blue construction foam
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Enclosure box made out of light blue construction foam

Well, that would not work for my machine. . . .

BUT!!!!! It is a great idea for enclosing the 3D printer which needs to be more or less insulated when printing some materials like ABS.

Thanks a bunch for sharing that idea!
by TReischl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: glued up preview
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: glued up preview

You would need to create an image of the woods.
by TReischl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: issue with 4th axis project
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: issue with 4th axis project

File extensions for cnc g code mean zippity doo dah. As far as content is concerned, I agree. But, if the controller is looking for a ".tap" and the file you load has a different extension it will usually produce an error message. No disagreement from me except. . . usually it will not even show th...
by TReischl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: issue with 4th axis project
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: issue with 4th axis project

File extensions for cnc g code mean zippity doo dah.
by TReischl
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to maintain the ability to measure Z zero
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: How to maintain the ability to measure Z zero

You can also use a block off to the side that you have milled to the same thickness as your original workpiece. A reference surface if you will.
by TReischl
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2 sided job
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: 2 sided job

Only if your block is PERFECTLY square and you know the EXACT size and you have TONS of luck.

Flipping and locating as you asked about will produce double the error.

As Dr. John said, not advisable.
by TReischl
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help! CNC Routing too Deep in One Location
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Help! CNC Routing too Deep in One Location

That line could very well indicate the machine has lost steps on Z axis. Not an uncommon thing, especially for someone just starting out with a new machine. Lots to process and easy to get lost in all the little things. I have not downloaded your file so I have not seen what your feedrates are set t...
by TReischl
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Halloween

Nice job and the subtle detailing polishes it off.
by TReischl
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tool sequence not correct
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Tool sequence not correct

Yup, it is kind of a thing about understanding how g code works.

A "T" word does not cause a tool change to occur, just tells the controller what tool to change to.

The M6 is the actual command to execute a tool change and the control has stored in a register which tool to get.