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Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By sgodding
Magnate is my go-to for these kinds of odd bits. ...

Magnate is my go-to for these kinds of odd bits. They have this one in stock.


https://www.magnate.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=6004
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 09-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By sgodding
Was going to try to recreate your problem but a...

Was going to try to recreate your problem but a couple of things threw me when I was reading your description.

1. You said you wanted a .25 roundover with a step on .25" material. A .25" radius...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 09-08-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By sgodding
Make the line equal to the radius of the ballnose...

Make the line equal to the radius of the ballnose bit
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 09-07-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By sgodding
Add a very short horizontal vector at the start...

Add a very short horizontal vector at the start of the profile and move the rail by the length of that vector. Recalculate the toolpath. This should force the bit to the bottom of the profile at...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,732
Posted By sgodding
I'll go against the tide here. Although Mozaik...

I'll go against the tide here. Although Mozaik does do MDF doors, and includes reporting features that VCarve Pro doesn't, I use the Vectric products to make our doors because it has toolpathing...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By sgodding
If you need options for profile bits, not sure...

If you need options for profile bits, not sure there's anyone with a larger selection of profiles in lots of sizes than Magnate.net. They have profiles I've never seen anywhere else.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-18-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By sgodding
Opportunity for someone with recoil

I have a job request from a customer for whom I do a lot of work. He needs 14 fluted half-columns, 4" wide by 71 1/4" long. He doesn't think any of the columns available from Outwater or other...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-12-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By sgodding
Here is a molding I will be cutting next week. ...

Here is a molding I will be cutting next week. It uses a moulding toolpath and 2 profile toolpaths to get this profile. All of this is doable within V-Carve without the bother of transferring files...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-12-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By sgodding
Unless the moldings have some kind of carvings on...

Unless the moldings have some kind of carvings on them (like egg and dart, for example), then you may very well be able to use the moulding toolpath in VCarve to make your moldings directly. If you...
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 07-07-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,860
Posted By sgodding
I have used ultralight and also LDF. Currently...

I have used ultralight and also LDF. Currently have an LDF spoilboard on the machine. Both worked well.
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 06-12-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,956
Posted By sgodding
There are several calibrations that need to be...

There are several calibrations that need to be performed on the recoil, plus it's helpful to add support to the rails to ensure they don't sag or wander left/right in the middle. Any error in...
Forum: Mozaik Software 06-05-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,934
Posted By sgodding
Only thing that comes to mind would be if somehow...

Only thing that comes to mind would be if somehow you had an old parts file in the optimizer and didn't overwrite it with the new parts from the updated cutlist. I know something like that has...
Forum: Stinger II 05-23-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,076
Posted By sgodding
I personally would not put the machine on...

I personally would not put the machine on casters. Years ago I had a CNC machine on locking casters and it just introduced vibration and movement. Would not do it again. I used shims under the legs...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-07-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By sgodding
How much work you can accomplish depends a lot on...

How much work you can accomplish depends a lot on what you're making. When I make sheets of MDF doors I can get a lot done while it cuts the profiles on each sheet. Cutting cabinet parts, not so...
Forum: Cabinet Parts Pro 03-07-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,663
Posted By sgodding
I second the Mozaik suggestion. Good software,...

I second the Mozaik suggestion. Good software, reasonable monthly charge, continuous improvement. Have run across few cabinets we couldn't make with it. I know CPP is cheap, but sometimes you get...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 02-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,048
Posted By sgodding
Don't do any rotary stuff any more as I don't...

Don't do any rotary stuff any more as I don't have that on my current machine, but used to do a lot of it. The times I've seen and tried doing rotary cutting from the side (i.e., using the side, not...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-15-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By sgodding
You have to save the toolpaths out of the Vectric...

You have to save the toolpaths out of the Vectric program using the right post-processor, which will create the .tap file. WinCNC cannot run Vectric files directly, it needs to run g-code created by...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-10-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By sgodding
Here's what I'd try: 1. You already have a...

Here's what I'd try:

1. You already have a vector that goes exactly around the component. Offset this by 1/16".
2. Create a pocket toolpath starting at 0 and going 1/2" deep with your 1/2" end...
Forum: Mozaik Software 01-08-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,173
Posted By sgodding
I've been running Mozaik for several years now. ...

I've been running Mozaik for several years now. I looked at some of the Sketchup-based packages when I started, since I'm also comfortable and familiar with Sketchup, but didn't feel at the time...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By sgodding
The reason the "Join Open Vectors" button is not...

The reason the "Join Open Vectors" button is not joining them properly is because there are overlaps between the sections. TinKnocker's suggestion that you join them one by one, using the...
Forum: Mozaik Software 12-17-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By sgodding
I suppose you could set up a small cabinet using...

I suppose you could set up a small cabinet using qualified tenon construction, send the parts to the optimizer, then delete all the parts except for one side before optimizing and generating g-code. ...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By sgodding
Don't understand why you would not measure the...

Don't understand why you would not measure the fly cutter unless the concave center makes it impossible with your plate...is it possible to set up a macro to measure from a different x,y offset to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-18-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By sgodding
Just bought a Homag (formerly Brandt) with...

Just bought a Homag (formerly Brandt) with premill to replace a smaller machine. Is saving us a ton of time per cabinet and we're getting much nicer edges - even with very sharp compression bits...
Forum: Router Bits 09-27-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By sgodding
What size ballnose? There are lots of 1/8"...

What size ballnose? There are lots of 1/8" tapered cutters with 1 1/2" cutting length, but they're usually 1 degree, not 10. Why do you need such an extreme taper? I've cut a lot of very hard...
Forum: Cabinet Parts Pro 08-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,170
Posted By sgodding
I use Aspire to make MDF doors (hundreds of...

I use Aspire to make MDF doors (hundreds of sheets so far). Some of my door profiles use 6 different bits. I don't draw them directly in Aspire...I developed a spreadsheet that generates the required...
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