Chamfer Radius Gadget - New Gadget

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Chamfer Radius Gadget - New Gadget

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Chamfer Radius is a new gadget that enables you to easily create a radiused edge on a closed contour. The gadget adds the capability to make a radius on either an inside contour or an outside contour. I've included a few preview examples for you to browse. I have also included a screen shot of the ball mill tool set up I used to create the examples. While I use it as an alternative for the regular angled chamfer for deburring metal, I think you will find many uses for it in wood working.

--- ATTENTION ---
-- Chamfer Radius is based on Chamfer In & Out
-- Chamfer In & Out - is a modified version of the Vectric Chamfer Gadget v1.1
-- The various modifications were done by me - Jeff Elliott. If you would like to contact me I can be reached via the Vectric forum.
-- In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from use of this gadget.

I have attached the "Chamfer Radius" for your use. Works great for me, but your mileage may vary. Use caution until you have tested it in your environment.

To install the "Chamfer Radius", unzip then place a copy of the Chamfer Radius folder in the standard gadget location on your computer. On my computer it would be placed in the following directory:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Vectric Files\Gadgets\Aspire V4.5

After placing it in the correct directory, restart your Vectric software and you will see the new "Chamfer Radius" entry in the gadget drop down menu.

Enjoy,

Jeff
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radius tool setup.JPG
example 1.JPG
Example 2.JPG
Example 3.JPG

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Excellent tool! Many thanks.
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Thank you Jeff!! :)
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Thanks, that looks very useful!

I notice that it is in the Aspire directory. Will this gadget also work with V-Carve?
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Rick O. wrote:Thanks, that looks very useful!

I notice that it is in the Aspire directory. Will this gadget also work with V-Carve?

Rick O,

As far as I know it should work in the latest version but I don't have Vcarve Pro so I have not tested it. Give it a try, the worst thing that could happen is you will have to uninstall it by dragging the folder to the trash.

Enjoy,

Jeff

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Thank you Jeff!

Just installed it in my VCarve Pro v7.514 and it works great. I can find a lot of uses for this.

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DanB. wrote:Thank you Jeff!

Just installed it in my VCarve Pro v7.514 and it works great. I can find a lot of uses for this.

Dan
Dan,

Thanks for the feedback - now I know it works on VCarve pro as well as Aspire.

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Working great in V Carve Pro 8.024
Many thanks
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Thank you so very very much for the files and photos.
Perfect timing, only 2 days ago I was trying to do something like that and failed BADLY :x
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Ms Wolffie and Tom McCaw,

Thanks for the feedback - glad you like the gadget.

Jeff

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I may have misunderstood but what tool is used for this gadget? Is it a 1/4" end mill or a ball nose bit? Thanks.

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Dave,

You can use either flat bottom or ball end mill. If you wan a smooth radius you use a ball end mill. A flat bottom mill will leave a stepped effect. Most people probably use the ball end mill.

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Post by davemartin88 »

Thanks, I was looking at the tool description showing the end mill and then at the previews and wondering how you gut such a smooth finish. Will download this gadget, looks very useful! Thanks again.

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I could not get this to work in vcarve pro

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Desktop or Pro? Gadgets do not work in the desktop versions
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