Round over edges

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Round over edges

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Hi All,

Please advise how I achieve a round over or softening of the edges for the hearts, this is for a box insert tray.

Thanks
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Re: Round over edges

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I would add 10% ramp and then smooth a bit

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Re: Round over edges

Post by 4DThinker »

Using a point cutting roundover bit like these: you can get the effect show in my render from Aspire.
Rounded hearts 4D.jpg
You would need to describe the bit as a form tool, and then profile cut using it ON the heart outlines.

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Re: Round over edges

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Thank you 4D

Funny thing... I have this bit as it came with my Amana Kit they describe it as a "Breadboard" bit, never knew what it was used for..... guess you can tell I am new at all this :D

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Not to worry, Aussie. We were all new at one time.

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I would appreciate if you could show me the toolpath you used....

thanks

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Re: Round over edges

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I made this in Aspire 9.5, but saved it as a Vcarve file. Enjoy.
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Re: Round over edges

Post by MillAlien »

This is awesome - I love the plaque but as a newbie also love being able to see how the design was tool-pathed.

Everyday in every way this gets a little less mysterious.

Oh, and a little more expensive. Tool paths require tools. Collection growing. Now considering buying Amana stock.

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4DThinker wrote:I made this in Aspire 9.5, but saved it as a Vcarve file. Enjoy.
4D
Hi 4D thank you for the tool path file.... can I push the friendship and ask for the 56125 tool file as I normally use the Amana website to down load the tool file for Vectric, unfortunately this tool is not listed.

Thanks and regards,
Ron

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Re: Round over edges

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I'm not sure what you are asking, Aussie. If you need to know how to add the tool to the tool database then draw a side view of the right half of the bit. Have that vector selected as you open the tool database. Select NEW..., then pick Form Tool from the list. The whole bit profile should appear. You can name it what you want, and specify cutting parameters, feeds, and speeds.

I'd rather you try doing this on your own, as once you've done it you can do it for all odd bits you acquire without needing help.

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Hi Ron,

It looks like Amana has both a DXF and a PDF of the 56125 profile shape available for download here:

https://www.amanatool.com/56125-solid-c ... r-bit.html

Scroll down to “DXF Files” and click on it. You will divide and use half of the vector shape when creating the Bit in the Tool Database
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mtylerfl wrote:Hi Ron,

It looks like Amana has both a DXF and a PDF of the 56125 profile shape available for download here:

https://www.amanatool.com/56125-solid-c ... r-bit.html

Scroll down to “DXF Files” and click on it. You will divide and use half of the vector shape when creating the Bit in the Tool Database
Hi Michael,

Thank you for the link unfortunately I was unable to create a guest account...just returns an error and you need an account to download the DXF file.
Have used my pc and MAC to try...both times an error..... will try again later.

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Re: Round over edges

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Thank you all.... have made the form tool and the preview looks great, shall cut over the weekend.

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