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  1. Re: Best text or software that will allow edit for script type text like on 1960s car

    Doesn't surprise me. It's a small site with a lot of ads.Probably one of those is triggering the warning. Doing a search for "automotive fonts" turns up a number of places to find them other than...
  2. Re: Best text or software that will allow edit for script type text like on 1960s car

    Here's a good place to start looking. BobCAD uses Windows Truetype fonts, so just install the appropriate font, then do any cleanup to the lettering after you add the text, and explode it.

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    Re: Best Text to use for Vcarving

    That drew some serious "Aww!" sounds from my wife. :) Nice job, and a beautiful sentiment.

    Luke
  4. Re: Last One - 4'x6' Steel, Epoxy and ClearPath servo's

    It's a bit ghetto, but you could DIY it, using whatever conventional motors you could find cheap. The Woodgears fellow has done a couple of homebuilt impellers that seem to work well, and you've...
  5. Thread: Concrete VMC

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    Re: Concrete VMC

    I don't see why that wouldn't work.

    Do you plan on post-tensioning the column? It won't see huge loads, but the repetitive nature of what loads it does see could conceivably cause the column...
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    Re: Best Text to use for Vcarving

    Heya, jrmach. :) I've been lurking for a while. Job keeps me too busy to do much work with my machine, but I'm cutting a few things here and there, and of course, evolving my machine. I've decided to...
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    Re: Best Text to use for Vcarving

    The choice really comes down to what you like, or rather what she likes. BobCAD uses the standard Windows fonts on the computer, and there are thousands of different ones that you can download,...
  8. Re: Milling wood dowels using CNC - did i bite more than i can chew?

    CNC is great for a lot of things, but making simple shapes is not its forte. Dowels are a very poor use case for a general purpose CNC router. They're cheap, available in many sizes, and most of all,...
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    Re: Got tired of Vcarving

    Try setting them both to 0.0001, in both the <Settings> [Part] and <Settings> [Default]. it's a tenfold difference, and may fix your issue. I started with v24, and it's very capable. You should...
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    Re: Got tired of Vcarving

    Dang it, I goofed when I reset my tolerances and the first screenshot is not what I actually use. Here's the correct numbers. Sorry. Set those as your Defaults, and they'll automatically apply to new...
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    Re: Got tired of Vcarving

    Jcarpenter2, I'm glad you started looking at the capabilities of BobCAD's decorative toolkit, and I'm especially glad I could help you get started on it. I'm just about certain that your problem with...
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    Re: BobCAD CAM Screen Layout

    It'll depend on the graphics controller that's built in to the laptop. In general, if it has an ATI, AMD, or Nvidia graphics controller, then you can probably just plug a second screen into the VGA...
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    Re: BobCAD CAM Screen Layout

    In general, Windows handles dual monitors very well. Differences in resolution are not an issue. If your card will handle the higher of the resolutions, and has multiple outputs, you should be fine....
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    Re: Sieg X2 CNC conversion

    Hi Niko! the voltage formula is for the ideal maximum performance of the stepper. They will run on lower voltages, but won't develop their maximum output until the voltage reaches that value. In...
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    Re: Wooden CNC Routers

    There are quite a few wooden and/or MDF designs out there, and you can most certainly build a good, working hobby class machine using wooden structure. If my quick google search on Sidewinder CNC...
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    Re: Conjuring not doing whole work piece

    Scaling in BobCAD is very easy. I attached a screenshot from V24, showing that file, with a copy scaled 10X. The red arrows indicate the <Translate> button at the top, and the <Scale> and <Copy>...
  17. Re: Whats the best set of strategies to machine this part?

    Yeah, that's probably it. I got it fairly early and never signed up for software updates. Thanks! :)

    Luke
  18. Re: Whats the best set of strategies to machine this part?

    I haven't had any luck opening the file. v27 gives me a "Machine does not exist" error, then crashes. Anyone else having this problem, or is it something I'm doing wrong?

    Luke
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    Re: Conjuring not doing whole work piece

    Oops, I missed one other thing. In the upper right fang, the tooth is closed off from the rest of the geometry. I [Quick Trim]med, two segments out to open that up, and it then selected properly....
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    Re: Conjuring not doing whole work piece

    EDIT: It's late at night, and I'm an idiot. I opened V24, and was trying to find your geometry in the default BobCAD 1 file... First version of this post said I didn't see anything to work with. :(
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  21. Thread: Tabs

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    Re: Tabs

    I haven't tried the v28 demo yet. If they've put a real tab wizard in, router users, especially, will rejoice!

    Luke
  22. Thread: Recent Work

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    Re: Recent Work

    Some cool work, indeed! JR, glad to see you finally got around to that calendar. It's awesome! Are you going to do any unusual finish work, like anodization, etc., or just go with the bare metal...
  23. Thread: Tabs

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    Re: Tabs

    Hi Jr! :)

    I had some family issues come up, with my elderly parents, and then about the time I got things sorted out, I found out that a lady I've known for years is now my fiance, so that's taken...
  24. Thread: Tabs

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    Re: Tabs

    Hi Jim :)

    The simple version is, BobCAD doesn't have a tab feature built in, and the BobNest addon was a bit quirky and cumbersome, last time I looked. That's the bad news. The (sorta) good...
  25. Thread: Drive Curves

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    Re: Drive Curves

    I'd be more concerned with pixel count than overall size, personally. 1080p is pretty low resolution for a screen that close. Bear in mind that a lot of smartphones pack that many pixels into their...
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