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"V-Carving" software for Tinyg?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by gazingm42, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. gazingm42

    gazingm42 Journeyman
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    I like the the effects on simply cuts using a carbide "V" bit. Specially using it when cutting fonts in a sign as it gives a more depth to the fonts.

    So doing research on the V-carving software I found paid software that will do this. But questions on the cost make it worth the $$.

    So can skethucam allow consideration in the config to use such a bit. Or is there software that will generate
    the g-code to send it to the tinyg?
     
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    gazingm42 Journeyman
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    I use Fengrave (free) for V-carving. I just make a drawing with whichever font I want by putting the picture/logo/whatever in an LibreOffice document then put the text where I want it. The whole thing can be scanned as a bitmap for Fengrave. Then, In Fengrave I just make the overall size what I want it and choose the deepest depth of cut. I used Fengrave to make this 2' x 4 ' carving (lettering, skull and cross bones):
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  5. gazingm42

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    Giarc. Nice I will check this one out. I would love to see some of your work.
     
  6. Giarc

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    Thanks. I haven't done a whole lot yet. Just a couple of plaques and that Halloween Tombstone. I am currently learning the process of adding pictures to parts in Fusion 360. I have a great one all ready to go, but for some reason I can't get the CAM to work on the letter E in the design. Every other letter and part of the picture works but that stupid E. :banghead:

    Fengrave works well for line drawings with text once you get it figured out. There was a bit of a learning curve, though. Here is one - Holiday Projects - where I used Fengrave for pictures as well as text I typed in using the "Nightmare before Christmas Font." Free download: Burton's Nightmare Font
     
  7. Joe Santarsiero

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    Fusion does vcarving too. I like Fengrave though.
     

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