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  1. GrahamJ46

    easy seg fixture

    If its cuts flat won't that create rounded corners at the bottom of the cuts?
  2. GrahamJ46

    easy seg fixture

    I am about to try that. I created the vectors and created the toolpaths in Carveco but haven't got around to trying. Did you just use Vcarve or some joint software? How did you support the pieces in an upright position to cut the ends?
  3. GrahamJ46

    easy seg fixture

    Here is the pdf file. As far as I can see Vcarve can import PDF files and extract the vectors. Even then SVG would be better.
  4. GrahamJ46

    easy seg fixture

    Sounds like you have a good deal. Part of the reason that I ended up with Carveco is that a 3 month license came with my CNC. If we can upload SVG files then I am more than happy to contribute that way. Another option is PDF, which is a mixture of vector and text. Some software will allow the...
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    easy seg fixture

    I don't consider myself an expert on CNC by any means but vector software I do know a little about. Vcarve Desktop and Carveco Maker are similar but Vcarve Pro is a step up from that. The Vcarve equivalent is Carveco Maker+. It depends entirely upon what you want to do. Software like Vcarve and...
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    easy seg fixture

    I would attach an SVG file you can use with whatever software you use to generate toolpaths if it was allowed by Lloyd. SVG is the lingua franca of vector use and is read by most 2D and 3D software. I use Carveco Maker and I would attach a .art file which uses 1/4" and 1/16" end mills, again if...
  7. GrahamJ46

    Processing SegPRO Summary Output for the Shop

    It is quite a complex piece of code. I am loathed to let it out because that implies supporting it, which I am not willing to do. I am retired and looking for a simple life these days! However, if there is interest I will look into whether I could provide the part that determines the setup...
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    Processing SegPRO Summary Output for the Shop

    Sorry for delay in responding. Thinking through COVID fog right now. Firstly, to address the table (segs vs % diff). It is intended to display the difference between the tangent method (see attached diagram) to calc seg length vs simply dividing the ring circumference by the # of segs. The...
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    Setting the SEL cutting stop

    I do the same thing in my Excel spreadsheet so that I have the correct distance to the blade. So I don't have to keep copying the spreadsheet I wrote a VBA program that takes care of all the conversions needed, including text to numbers and dimensions. For a safe cutting length the min length...
  10. GrahamJ46

    Using CNC in segmented bowl turning

    I haven't been active recently in segmented bowl turning. About 2 months ago a I bought a desktop CNC and have been spending time getting up to speed with that. I would like to incorporate my CNC into other aspects of my hobby and that includes segmented bowl turning. I am wondering if anyone...
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    Setting the SEL cutting stop

    I export the spreadsheet from SP or WTP into an Excel spreadsheet where I calculate the setup blocks down to 1/32" to set the space between the blade and the stop. I don't have the measure anything and it works every time! If I had a 1/64" setup block I could use that if necessary but I doubt...
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    Printing

    There are quite a few good free screen capture tools, many with image editing/annotation features. Here is a link. I happen to use Snagit which is paid because I have been using it for over 20 yrs.
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    Cut segments size discrepancy

    The benefits of the Segeasy sled and wedgies are: * Even if the blade is not perfectly square to the table it is self correcting as long as you make the ring with all of the same top faces pointing up or down - mark the top of the board before cutting so you can't get it wrong. * Even if if...
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    Sapele segmented bowl

    I don't have anything exotic growing in my backyard :(. I do have a good and very generous woodworking friend who makes acoustic guitars and he has all kinds of exotic wood, a lot purchased up to 20 yrs ago when it didn't cost the earth to buy it. He has a beautiful piece of rosewood 6" x 6" x 4...
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    Sapele segmented bowl

    I haven't made a segmented bowl in a while, been doing other things. The attached is mainly sapele with a walnut base, feature ring of lacewood sandwiched between hard maple, and a mahogany rim. I haven't turned sapele before and soon experienced the potential tearout problem with sapele where...
  16. GrahamJ46

    Correct Gouge grind for segmented turning

    I only use carbide for bowls and pens and have never used HSS. With carbide grain orientation is less of a problem. I have made segmented pens with all end grain and had no problem. I mostly use Easy Wood cutters but on tools from other than Easy Wood - saves a lot of money. It is the cutter...
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    Apology for asking - I am sure this has been asked before - using LP with WTP

    I think it is wise to be cautious when you have never done something before. I don't doubt that I will get there in the end. I usually do!
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    Apology for asking - I am sure this has been asked before - using LP with WTP

    Thanks, I understand what you are suggesting. Part of the problem is that the pieces are very small since the OD is 1¼". It would be difficult and possibly dangerous to cut each individual of the 8 pieces.
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    Apology for asking - I am sure this has been asked before - using LP with WTP

    I have made a test design in WTP which has a feature ring with an SEL of ½". I have watched the video for using LP with SP and concluded that I need to make the repeating unit ½" in LP. It is a simple chevron in LP and I have made the lamination per the LP instructions. I want to use my wedgie...
  20. GrahamJ46

    MJ Splitter

    Just realized you were using the table saw - 1/16" is that a 7¼" blade?
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