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by jimwill2
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Edge Lit Silhouette
Replies: 8
Views: 2966

Re: Edge Lit Silhouette

Beautiful work.
by jimwill2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: toolpath comments in V9
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: toolpath comments in V9

I always look at the update summary when I upgrade. I missed the Toolpath Management box and was very happy when it came back in 9.15.
by jimwill2
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: toolpath comments in V9
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: toolpath comments in V9

In vs 9.15 if you double-click the Toolpaths title above the toolpaths you will get the old Toolpath Management box that you can resize and move to anyplace on your monitor.
by jimwill2
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Slider bar at bottom of ToolPath tab
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: Slider bar at bottom of ToolPath tab

I also put notes in the name of my toolpath... If you double-click the Toolpaths title above the toolpaths you will get the Toolpath Management box that you can resize and move to anyplace on your monitor (vs 9.15 only.) In version 8.5 there is an icon for opening it. I like having the notes in my t...
by jimwill2
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trying to understand 'closing' these vectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: Trying to understand 'closing' these vectors

If you create a full circle that is on the dashed circle it should pocket like you want.
by jimwill2
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Aluminum Molds
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Re: Aluminum Molds

Nice work! Are you machining those dry?
by jimwill2
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machining Holes Finish Cut
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: Machining Holes Finish Cut

Are the holes flat on the bottom? I would not do a 3d of the holes if you can do the same thing with pocket toolpaths in 2d. It would be much quicker. I believe when you make a pocket with 3d the circles have rough edges because you are cutting the pixals instead of the lines. That is why you are ge...
by jimwill2
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Xps foam
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: Xps foam

Pick up a can of spray insulating foam... might work.
by jimwill2
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rough cut for 3D too deep
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: Rough cut for 3D too deep

On my first CNC, if I set the z plunge and feed too strong it would lose a step in the z and it would then start cutting deeper.
by jimwill2
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Celtic designs painted
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Re: Celtic designs painted

Coasters can get very wet in humid locations... I would fill the detail with colored epoxy resin. I do some pretty detailed text/logos and I always set my "Start Depth" to .02" or .03" on all my toolpaths involved in the surface. Then I leave it on the CNC and do my fill work or painting. When it is...
by jimwill2
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ramp Speed
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Ramp Speed

You can also shorten the ramp distance to gain speed... an inch of ramp for a .25 bit should be plenty.
by jimwill2
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Guitar Neck Tilt back headstock
Replies: 8
Views: 3154

Re: Guitar Neck Tilt back headstock

When you are just experimenting with toolpaths you can use Styrofoam for the big box stores. Cuts like butter and will give you a great preview.
by jimwill2
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two Rail Sweep to create a frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Two Rail Sweep to create a frame

If you have Aspire 8.5 you can save lots of cutting time by using the 'moulding toolpath.' It makes great frames and cuts much faster than 3D frame toolpath. Check out the tutorial: http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V8 ... 25DTP.html
by jimwill2
Sun May 28, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Dust collector hose hanger
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: Dust collector hose hanger

Great idea! I just finished my dust collector and was trying to figure out how to hang it.
by jimwill2
Sun May 28, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Aussie Inlay
Replies: 23
Views: 8233

Re: Aussie Inlay

Incredible work! Thanks for sharing with us. Did you use the 'v-carve' inlay method?