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by zeeway
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Changing model position in material
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: Changing model position in material

Presuming your .020 extra stock is on the bottom, you could attach an additional spoilboard piece on top of your present table. Then attach your material to this piece. Reset zero to top of material, and recalc the toolpaths.
by zeeway
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Indexer Bowls
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

Re: Indexer Bowls

That is good work, and the prettiest I have seen come off of a CNC indexer.
by zeeway
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Changing model position in material
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: Changing model position in material

Cleanest way is to reset base height of model, and set model on zero plane, and recalc toolpaths.
by zeeway
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: OT - Finishing Cherry
Replies: 21
Views: 5136

Re: OT - Finishing Cherry

For a quick finish on cherry... 1. Sand though grits with ROS - 100/220/320. Wipe down. 2. Coat liberally with straight BLO to darken cherry and pop grain. 3. Wait five minutes then wipe off excess. 4. Let in dry for 24 hours...if it is below 50 degrees in your shop, take it inside your house. 5. Sp...
by zeeway
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can I modify a 2 Rail Sweep after the fact?
Replies: 11
Views: 6372

Re: Can I modify a 2 Rail Sweep after the fact?

Okay, I understand a bit more about the problem...thanks, Michael. Here is perhaps an overkill method to establish the position of the sweep vector after the fact. In trying to optimize the chair shape for a Maloof rocker, I have taken the rails and "cut" them to establish the exact positions for se...
by zeeway
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can I modify a 2 Rail Sweep after the fact?
Replies: 11
Views: 6372

Re: Can I modify a 2 Rail Sweep after the fact?

As Mike said, none of the vectors/rails used in a two rail sweep go away unless you delete them. Sometimes they are obscured by the 3D model, you have created. So you may need to move the model to a different layer and turn off the visibility for that layer. If you want to slightly modify your two r...
by zeeway
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Child's Puzzle Chair
Replies: 41
Views: 24598

Re: Child's Puzzle Chair

Thanks, Shark...now just don't tell my wife I made a mistake :D

Angie
by zeeway
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D Model on a curve
Replies: 9
Views: 3063

Re: 3D Model on a curve

If you have the gun stock contours modeled; and you added your other 3D model to the gun stock model, and the model does not stand proud to the gun stock...then you have the z information in the model. There is a 3D icon that allows you to eliminate all model information outside of a selected vecto...
by zeeway
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D Model on a curve
Replies: 9
Views: 3063

Re: 3D Model on a curve

If you have the gun stock contours modeled; and you added your other 3D model to the gun stock model, and the model does not stand proud to the gun stock...then you have the z information in the model. There is a 3D icon that allows you to eliminate all model information outside of a selected vector...
by zeeway
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D Model on a curve
Replies: 9
Views: 3063

Re: 3D MODEL ON A CURVE

You can place a vector enclosing the part of the model you want to cut, and select everything inside that vector, generate the 3D toolpath, and cut it. Since you will only have one shot at this, you may want to do a trial on a scrap piece of material first.

Angie
by zeeway
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Yet another Paradise Box
Replies: 13
Views: 5745

Re: Yet another Paradise Box

Steve,

That is one of the nicest posted on this forum. I am sure both Michael Tyler and CarveOne are proud of you.

Angie
by zeeway
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay Question: What is best material to superglue MOP on?
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Re: Inlay Question: What is best material to superglue MOP o

When I was a young engineer years ago, and first brought home some super glue, I said to my wife, honey, try a drop of this on your fingers and see what it can do. Now, about fifty years later, I am still reminded of that when I tell her to trust me on some thing of the other.

Angie
by zeeway
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: James is moving on!
Replies: 51
Views: 54136

Re: James is moving on!

James-

Thank you...for being James, and all the excellent instruction you have given with your ever present humour (please notice the U.K spelling). All the best for an interesting and creative future. We will miss you.

Angie
by zeeway
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Mach 2/3 atc arc in aspire
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Re: Mach 2/3 atc arc in aspire

You can sort out whether it is a machine problem or a software problem by checking the g-code for problems. If there is no problem in the g-code, you have a machine problem or your material is moving. If your parts are consistently oversized in x and y dimensions, a common problem that can cause thi...
by zeeway
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Digitizing Tablets
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Digitizing Tablets

You can scale a scanned image to an exact size by importing the image into Aspire/VCP, and then constructing a rectangle onscreen with dimensions that correspond to the actual length and width of the image. Then, expand the imported-scanned image to match the constructed rectangle. My local copy sho...