Text on Text Carving

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Fleming
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Text on Text Carving

Post by Fleming »

Having been asked by CNC friends to teach them the process and seeing the topic come up on the forums fairly often, I decided to document the process I use to do Text on Text, also referred to as Stacking Text. Enclosed find a PDF of the process I use. I hope it is clear and of use.
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Re: Text on Text Carving

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Thank You, Fleming


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Re: Text on Text Carving

Post by vgraves »

Thanks for the guide...I'm sure it will be useful!

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Re: Text on Text Carving

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Cheers mate
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Thanks.........Always good to have the know how and have it in the offering.

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Re: Text on Text Carving

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Thanks I will give it a try!!

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Re: Text on Text Carving

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So I think I got it. The layers I have not messed with much and I had some issues moving vs copying and then stuff not showing up when copied to a new layer, but I got it I think. But here is another question. I want to have a date at the bottom which isn't part of the toolpaths for top or bottom text, but by itself. Should it just be added to the bottom text toolpath? If so how do I get the top toolpath to not cut it and leave it full height?

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Re: Text on Text Carving

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If by text at the bottom you mean at the deepest level then again you need to make sure it is isolated from all other text and symbols which are on the top layer. If close to any of those then make sure that nearby top level text is offset to avoid being cut. Always keep in mind that anything being cut below the top level (typically at z=0) is treated by the software as if the deeper level is "0" in the sense that you tell it to start at a level below real 0. Therefore anything that is at the top level is in "danger" of being cut by any bit with sloping cutter sides - thus the need to have offsets. Clear as mud? :?
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Re: Text on Text Carving

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Well the text came out OK, but the V bit hit the outside cut while clearing the flat areas now! So it ruined the nice smooth edge. Sigh.

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Re: Text on Text Carving

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To solve that problem you will need to offset the outline INWARD by the same amount that you offset the interior text outward. Frustrating to juggle so many variables but it sounds like you are making progress! :)
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Re: Text on Text Carving

Post by antennasDIY »

Ya I htink I will make one with out V carving, just go with an endmill and get some good results then keep going. Sometimes you need to see something positive to keep going. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Text on Text Carving

Post by roy_okc »

@Fleming,

Thanks for your time generating the instructions. I worked through them, made a couple errors along the way, but was close before I ran out of time.

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Re: Text on Text Carving

Post by weasel2003 »

the only problems i have with text on text is not being able to get a smooth finish in the carved areas. I use an end mill to do my cutting

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Re: Text on Text Carving

Post by Fleming »

I have the same problem. Some things that help are making the last pass of the pocketing to be very light with minimal step-over. Also helps if the router bit has cutters on the ends in addition to the sides. Make sure the router is perpendicular to your table.

Perhaps others can make a specific recommendation as to brand and type that gives a smooth bottom finish.
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Re: Text on Text Carving

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When distorting text between 2 curves ,upper and lower , and then try to weld this distortion with upper text which been also converted to curves,we cannot seem to get the desired result.Whereas when not doing a distortion and having all text converted to vectors prior to welding theres no issues.

Where are we going wrong? One time the drawing panel with all the drawing tools even disappeared after clicked on Weld command.
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