I am really impressed with the Photo-Vcarve feature

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legojack
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I am really impressed with the Photo-Vcarve feature

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I try to challenge myself to make a new sign every week. I decided this week to make a sign of John McAfee in light of his apparent suicide this week. This is the first time I've used the photo-vcarve feature. I'm really impressed with it.

A video of the carve: https://odysee.com/@ZimmerHandcrafted:e ... AfeeSign:3
John.jpg
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Re: I am really impressed with the Photo-Vcarve feature

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Came out great...

Could you please share your settings within the photoVcarve toolpath section? I've just begun experimenting and seeing what settings people used is very helpful.

legojack
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Re: I am really impressed with the Photo-Vcarve feature

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Start depth - 0.01" (I did this to give myself room to sand it down thinking it might be easy to over-sand, I don't think it was necessary given how hard the Teak was. I had plenty of time to avoid over-sanding.
Max carve depth - 0.05"
Stepover retract - 0.05"

Hatch toolpath

Line spacing: 100.00%
Line angle: 45.0 degrees


Tool: 60 deg vbit
Tool settings(I think the only one that's going to be relevant for such a shallow carve is the feed and plunge rate, but here's all of the settings to be sure):
Pass depth: 0.2"
Final Pass stepover: 0.02"
Clearance Pass stepover: 0.12"
Feed rate: 100 inches/min
Plunge rate: 100 inches/min
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Re: I am really impressed with the Photo-Vcarve feature

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Also very important is how it is finished. Details would be gratefully accepted.
Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.

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Re: I am really impressed with the Photo-Vcarve feature

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True. Sanded with 120grit sandpaper, then 220 grit.

Finished with matte spray lacquer, sanded lightly with 220grit sandpaper and applied a second coat of lacquer. It is perfectly smooth and looks really great in person
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