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Hey everyone. We are now offering CAD/CAM Training Classes every Tuesday and Thursday. The Courses will mostly cover the Vectric Design Software..And we will try to include some BobCad/Cam courses for our older customers that are still using that software. Here is a link to the Introduction video talking about the training course virtual classroom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOUQnxb172w&feature=youtu.be
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Introductions / Greetings From Texas
« Last post by Jimmy S on July 03, 2017, 10:57:27 AM »
Hello, my name is Jimmy and I am from Lubbock, TX.
I have had my Digital Wood Carver for a little over two years now and use it for fun/hobby, doing projects for family and friends.
I have been very pleased with it and the projects it has turned out.  Looking forward to many more.
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General DWC Questions / Re: How do you dial in your feed speed for various bits?
« Last post by Eric S on June 16, 2017, 07:51:02 AM »
Trial and error. I found a V-bit  cutting widths chart. and a few things on feeds and speeds. But the best that worked for me was drawing a series of lines with .5" radius. compute tool paths at varying speeds and run it on spare materials.
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General DWC Questions / Limit Switches
« Last post by Eric S on June 01, 2017, 07:13:01 AM »
Hello,
  Been using my DWC since 2014. I would like to add limit switches to all the axis since I am starting to let the wife and other family members use them. I'm well versed in machine tool building and operating, but they are not. To take out the option of them running to the ends of the belts and screws I would like to add limit switches. Any placement ideas? Also I know the Gecko board and CNC-USB have provisions for limit switches; is there much of a difference between using one or the other?
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Vector Graphic Trading Post / Re: Car Show Designs?
« Last post by kp91 on May 22, 2017, 07:56:08 AM »
I like your Blue Oval!

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Vector Graphic Trading Post / Re: Car Show Designs?
« Last post by Butch Elrod on May 22, 2017, 07:05:07 AM »
Were they text only, or did you have a graphic on them as well?


Text only.  Can't get fancy and meet that 'bargain price' attitude of a swap meet ;)


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Vector Graphic Trading Post / Re: Car Show Designs?
« Last post by kp91 on May 20, 2017, 05:08:36 AM »
Butch,

Were they text only, or did you have a graphic on them as well? 
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Vector Graphic Trading Post / Re: Car Show Designs?
« Last post by Butch Elrod on May 19, 2017, 07:55:40 AM »
I quickly made up a few car related signs and displayed them with my wood carvings.  You may be interested to know that "Daddy's Garage" and "Grandpa's Garage" were the best sellers. 
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General DWC Questions / How do you dial in your feed speed for various bits?
« Last post by kp91 on May 17, 2017, 09:02:34 AM »
I will admit to being very cautions with feed speeds, amount of cut, etc.  I don't want to break any bits, or break the machine.  It wasn't too bad when I was doing only V-carve projects, but now that I am doing more 2.5 D projects I need to cut faster.

I am trying to balance being nice with the machine with tool paths not taking 3 hours to complete, however.  I was hoping someone could share their experience or rules of thumb on how they decide what feeds to use for their bits.

I know this will vary based on cutting pine or hard maple, but do you have a standard starting point for 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch end mills, for example?  Any horror stories from cutting too aggressively?  How do you know when you are overloading the machine?


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Introductions / Greetings from Spotsylvania, VA
« Last post by kp91 on May 17, 2017, 05:44:48 AM »
Hello, I am Doug from the Fredericksburg VA area. 

 I've had my machine almost a year and have been using it to make mainly signs, small bowls, and some props/decorations for School and Church events.

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