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Does anyone have a spoil board surfacing vcarve project

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Jen, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Jen

    Jen Veteran
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    hi,

    I am changing my spoil board and need to true the new surface. Does anyone out there have a simple spoil board surfacing project in V-Carve format? Last time I simply unplugged all my stepper motors and manually resurfaced. I wish to not repeat that tedium.

    I have not been able to figure out an easy way to create a large flat surface in v-carve if you know how, then teach me to fish.

    For a tool I use a one inch fly cutter. My table is 1000 x 750mm.

    Thanks,
    Jen
     
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  2. David the swarfer

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    I don't know vcarve at all, but here are 2 other solutions...
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    In Sketchup just draw a rectangle the size of your spoil board, left bottom corner on the 0,0,0 point, and then use SketchUcam to apply a pocket cut to it at 100% depth.
    Then you can set the material thickness to however deep you want to cut and generate Gcode.

    (2)
    If you have (or can load) Python you can use the attached script to generate Gcode for any board facing operation.
     

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  3. Jen

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    DUH!
    Geese, I really was over thinking this one... Of course just draw a big rectangle and set the depth. I feel pretty silly.

    Thank you so much!
    Jen
     
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