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by TReischl
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tray carving
Replies: 18
Views: 6896

It is possible to make the tray with slanted sides. But you will have to do some calculations and some offseting. Essentially the bowl bit needs to run deeper than the V bit and offset from the outer cut line. If you draw a profile of the cut (as looking in from the end of the board) you will see th...
by TReischl
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Importing a Cut File?
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Thanks Tony. If there is one thing I appreciate, it is a straight forward, honest answer. If this item does make the 'wish list' a thought might be to add an ability to group like cutters with like depths. In other words, after 'carve subroutines' are added, a command button could be clicked that wi...
by TReischl
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Importing a Cut File?
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Importing a Cut File?

Is it possible to import a .crv file? An example of what I want to do is: I have a small ornament that is to be raised from the surrounding area. This ornament is to be used on multiple jobs. It would be nice to be able to bring in that ornament, have the cutting sequence 'predefined', then do the r...
by TReischl
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Flat Wood, how to get it
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

That would certainly work too. I think the point I was trying to make is that one needs to let the wood relieve the interior stresses. I find that the flat panel sander or planer is much quicker than multiple passes with a bit. I also don't enjoy listening to the router screaming. Speaking of which,...
by TReischl
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Flat Wood, how to get it
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

Flat Wood, how to get it

I have seen a lot of remarks concerning flat, straight wood and how difficult it is to obtain, especially the thinner stuff. If you are buying thin wood that is typically shrink wrapped, like at Menards, you usually are in luck. The reason that wood is so much more expensive than stock found at a ha...
by TReischl
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Finishing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 5818

Yup, food coloring works pretty darn good on wood. You need to mix it fairly strong.

The only problem I have had with water based dyes is that they raise the grain of the wood.

TransTint is a dye is mixed with alchohol and does not raise the grain. You might want to give it a try.
by TReischl
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Marketing to existing sign establishments
Replies: 13
Views: 5402

I am no expert, but. . . . here is my opinion: Make a plan, a serious one before you walk into the very first place. Get all your ducks lined up. Now, a lot of people may think it is corny to have a prepared speech. They are only partially correct. What you do need is to have a plan of how you want ...
by TReischl
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vectric Conference by cncjay (anyone going?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3474

I would really like to attend, but. . . . I just checked Mapquest, almost 600 miles from here. It would be great to meet you guys. I was also thinking that it would be nice to see bologna engraved into a nice sign. I suggest the thick slice stuff so that you get better depth definition. Might help t...
by TReischl
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inkscape Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Problem Solved!

Thanks JS and Bob for your help. Yup, you helped. After reading that it was happening to you guys too, I got to thinking, maybe I need a version that was prior to the 'bleeding edge'. When I read the Inkscape pages, it dawned on me that this program is being popped out pretty quickly by what appears...
by TReischl
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inkscape Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Sheesh

Thanks JS, at least now I can hold my head up in any programmers tavern. I have been working software for more than 25 years, and this one has me REALLY stumped. Looks like I will be using my other machine for conversions until something new happens.
by TReischl
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inkscape Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Further Word. . .

I did an install on one of my other puters, and inkscape is running fine. So there is something definitely screwed on my programming machine. Oh joy, O Joy!
by TReischl
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inkscape Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Inkscape Help?

This is weird, I downloaded inkscape last week, it came up running, I used it for quite a few files. So far, so good. Then yesterday, I start it up and a window pops up telling me it needs a disc in the disc drive. So I am thinking, ok, I put a CD in the CD drive cause I was using one of those to re...
by TReischl
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Engraving - Cutting Brass?
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Thanks, I missed it somehow

Thanks for the pointer. Just when I thought I had looked at the WHOLE site. Sheesh.
by TReischl
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Engraving - Cutting Brass?
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Engraving - Cutting Brass?

Not sure if I got this in the right forum, but here goes anyway. I am still investigating what I might be able to do with my machine (I am still impatiently waiting for it to be finished). Have any of you engraved brass? I am not too interested in pocket milling it, but more of the VCarve classic st...
by TReischl
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can we do this
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Oh boy, copyright talk, love it. Just a few things I have actually run across: 1. Scan an image of Micky Mouse, cut a part, and say hello to Disney's legal staff. When I worked for Mits, one of our technicians did exactly that, and Disney was nice enough to have us visit EVERY customer and make sure...