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Old 06-25-2020, 10:30 AM
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Steve, I know that with a v-carve toolpath, the bit is lifted while cutting sharp corners to give an actual sharp corner. How do you get that effect with a profile toolpath? Because the corner in your pic appears to be sharp throughout the entire depth. Like it's been cleaned with a chisel. Unless it's just an illusion?
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Old 06-25-2020, 01:13 PM
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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 at the bottom of the bead.
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Old 06-25-2020, 01:21 PM
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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 works with v-bits and ball-nose bits). That's what was done here. The profile path then lifts the v-bit at the corners, just like with a v-carve path.

One thing to note is that you have to offset the path for the bit. If you want the tip of the bit at the top of the bead, you need to offset the vector by an amount that is where the v-bit will touch the top of the piece. If you create a toolpath using the internal corner option, the Vectric software will tell you the amount you have to offset the vector to get it to come out right.
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:35 PM
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Ah, thanks! Iíll have to play with that.
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