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by TReischl
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Re: Bolt-on Lasers
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Bolt-on Lasers

I have done some inlay work with a 2500 MW laser. The wood was typically about .020 thick and took several passes, IIRC, at least three, maybe five. Been a while since I did it. Made a small vac box that hooks up to the DC in the shop. Nothing fancy, just a thin box with lots of holes in the top. Fo...
by TReischl
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Possible help for VCarve users?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Possible help for VCarve users?

I have shared a lot of files over the years. Thing is, they were MY designs, not anyone else's.
by TReischl
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: G code
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: G code

IMHO about the only time the typical user needs to know any g code is when the machine is suddenly acting strange. If that happens an average person can figure out how to read the necessary g code in a few minutes once they understand the first bunch of lines is machine configuration and has little ...
by TReischl
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Same profile cut - different times
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Same profile cut - different times

No clue without seeing what is in the tool database.
by TReischl
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Post Processor not working
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Post Processor not working

+1 on learning to read g code. Saves tons of guessing when things go wrong.

It is not complicated when it comes to the motion commands.
by TReischl
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Modeling isometric shapes using Aspire
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Modeling isometric shapes using Aspire

Just to toss something in here. . . . an isometric view of an object is not strictly speaking a "perspective" view. There are no vanishing points and objects are scaled the same on all primary axis. Probably a better term for Isometric is "view" or "view point". Isometric view. Not Isometric perspec...
by TReischl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Chisels
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Chisels

I always have to chuckle when reading threads like this. :lol: Has anyone ever paid top dollar for a tool and then say it works only marginally better than one a tenth of the price? But yea, I agree, picking up a top quality tool and using it is very satisfying. So there is that. BTW, woodworking st...
by TReischl
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Chisels
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Chisels

I have a set of "Swiss Made" (I believe that is Pfiel?) that I bought about 25 years ago, great chisels, also very pricey. Was doing a lot more handwork in those days so it made sense. Also have an old set of Ace Hardware consisting of three chisels. Butt style. They also work fine. What I do have t...
by TReischl
Thu May 27, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Random tabs issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: Random tabs issue

Yanno, these type of issues are easily resolved by just reading the G code file to determine if the Z commands are, in fact, changing the depth. Speculating about the rigidity of the machine, whether the collet is shot, ad nauseam is a waste of time.
by TReischl
Wed May 26, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Profile cut tool path
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Profile cut tool path

I do it all the time, we need more info about what you are doing, include the .crv file if you can.
by TReischl
Wed May 26, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: issue with toolpaths for 3D objects
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: issue with toolpaths for 3D objects

Create a closed vector boundary around the areas you want to cut and use those to control the cutting area.
by TReischl
Tue May 18, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Flattening Bit is Gouging
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Flattening Bit is Gouging

Those machines are not at all rigid. Not cracking on your machine because any machine is better than no machine at all. A 1 inch diameter bit is mighty big for a machine like that. Try something smaller, yea, I know, it takes longer, but that is what happens with machines lacking rigidity.
by TReischl
Wed May 12, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Export to Corel
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Export to Corel

:::shrug:::: I would just do the drawing for the laser in Corel. But hey, that is me.
by TReischl
Fri May 07, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Not able to shape a profile
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Not able to shape a profile

Should we start guessing now as to what you are trying to do?
by TReischl
Thu May 06, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Model Position in Material
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Model Position in Material

Hmmm, did you actually set the Z zero to the machine bed and set it that way in the software?