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Forum: The Water Cooler 04-27-2021, 05:00 PM
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Posted By sgodding
I always keep myself or an employee within...

I always keep myself or an employee within hearing distance of the machine while running. When things go wrong, they can go wrong in a hurry and the sparks start immediately. The sound of the machine...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 04-21-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By sgodding
Yes, there are many ways in Aspire to create...

Yes, there are many ways in Aspire to create shapes that rise above the Z plane. In some cases, it is easier to make very complex organic shapes with Aspire than with nurbs-based 3d tools. I'm not...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-09-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By sgodding
You might set up a program to just touch the...

You might set up a program to just touch the frame with a drill bit loaded in the spindle at the locations where you want the holes, just to dimple the steel so that you can hand drill and tap the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By sgodding
A couple of techniques. The one that will...

A couple of techniques. The one that will probably give you the best results is, yes, to generate a vector around the part and use that to run a profile toolpath to cut it to size. Make sure you node...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-30-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By sgodding
Worked 32 years for Accenture as a programmer,...

Worked 32 years for Accenture as a programmer, project manager, facility manager and finally deal/contract negotiator. Then my son, the cabinetmaker, said he wanted to start a shop and needed help...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By sgodding
I also use Aspire. I have had limited success...

I also use Aspire. I have had limited success importing 3d models from Sketchup. They come in as stl files, which are always going to have less resolution and accuracy than creating them directly in...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-25-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By sgodding
For what it's worth, we do a lot of work in...

For what it's worth, we do a lot of work in northern NJ, generally north of I-78. Was just thinking if you're stuck with something in Aspire, I'm somewhat local. Obviously the Vectric forum is a...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-25-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By sgodding
Out of curiosity, where in NJ are you?

Out of curiosity, where in NJ are you?
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-05-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By sgodding
I have it. The speeds and feeds it provides for...

I have it. The speeds and feeds it provides for my machine in wood and MDF are very conservative, but it served as a starting place. Hardly use it any more.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 01-22-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By sgodding
1. Whether it cuts cleanly on the top depends on...

1. Whether it cuts cleanly on the top depends on the MDF and the tool. I make MDF doors and generally avoid upcut bits for profiles as they can leave the top ragged. I even use downcut ballnose bits...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-07-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By sgodding
Definitely not normal. Once you loosen the nut...

Definitely not normal. Once you loosen the nut far enough the tool should come out easily. Then you can remove the nut and collet together (with the collet snapped into the nut). As Logan stated,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,539
Posted By sgodding
Can you post the actual VCarve file so we can see...

Can you post the actual VCarve file so we can see how the toolpaths are defined?
Forum: Router Bits 09-16-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By sgodding
I agree with Jim that part size and acceleration...

I agree with Jim that part size and acceleration make a big difference in the actual achieved feed rate.

Having said that, I've be very surprised if a Panther can't achieve feed rates of 200-300...
Forum: Router Bits 09-16-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By sgodding
As noted above, your speeds and feeds are causing...

As noted above, your speeds and feeds are causing the bits to burn up faster. To get the right chipload on a 2-flute 3/8" cutter in hard wood, if your RPMs are 14,000, you should have a feed rate...
Forum: Router Bits 09-15-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By sgodding
Dinosaw, located in Selinsgrove PA, does our...

Dinosaw, located in Selinsgrove PA, does our resharpening. You can also try Ridge Carbide in NJ. Dinosaw has a rep in our area who picks up and delivers the tools - not sure if they go your...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-18-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By sgodding
You might also look into MDF doors as a business...

You might also look into MDF doors as a business idea. There is a learning curve to this and, if you do it at volume, you'll need to buy or make software tools to make the design go faster, but there...
Forum: CNC Machines at Work 08-03-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,774
Posted By sgodding
You can find 5x10 or 5x12 MDF at most lumber...

You can find 5x10 or 5x12 MDF at most lumber wholesalers. Not an unusual size at all. You might have to strike up a relationship with a local cabinet shop to have them order a piece if you need it.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-26-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By sgodding
As a possible constructive way forward, the OP...

As a possible constructive way forward, the OP might approach the customer with something like the following:

The OP is excited to work with the customer going forward on this project. You'd like...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-25-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By sgodding
I'm not a patent expert, so that part is murkier...

I'm not a patent expert, so that part is murkier to me. However, as I understand it, in the absence of a contract the person with the original idea is not obligated to include the OP in the patent...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-25-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By sgodding
Actually, no, drawings do not necessarily belong...

Actually, no, drawings do not necessarily belong to a person who paid for them unless the contract specifically says they do. In general, under US copyright law an independent contractor who authors...
Forum: Router Bits 07-22-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By sgodding
As others have said, you need a special dovetail...

As others have said, you need a special dovetail bit for flat dovetails because they require a radius at the top of the dovetail. The bottom can have sharp corners, but the top radius is required.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By sgodding
I may have misunderstood your question. The top...

I may have misunderstood your question. The top of the profile is done with a v-bit using a profile toolpath. One of the options in the profile toolpath is to make sharp internal corners (only...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By sgodding
Just an illusion. The top of the profile is done...

Just an illusion. The top of the profile is done with a v-bit, but the bead corner is actually round. The bit I used has a small flat on the bottom (1/8") which leaves a fairly tight inside radius...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By sgodding
I cut MDF doors day and and day out. If your...

I cut MDF doors day and and day out. If your customer will accept doors made with shaped bits (i.e., they have rounded inside corners) then by all means do that. The moulding toolpath works nicely,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-19-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By sgodding
Butt joints and screws here as well. Glue it if...

Butt joints and screws here as well. Glue it if you want. Commercial cabinets are made that way every day.
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