Jump to content

Anyone Use VCarve or Aspire for Their CNC?


KeysNGuitar
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hey All.  

A friend of mine has a nice CNC with which he uses VCarve.   He has used it some but still learning.  Do any of you happen to have VCarve or Aspire file for making a radiused sanding block?  I am making my first guitar and I am going to radius the neck to 12".  I purchased an 8" long sanding block from StewMac but would really like to make some of my own instead of pay so much.  I couldn't afford the Aluminum (or Aluminium for you Brits! :) ) so I opted for the cheaper one made from wood.   It  would be exponentially cheaper if I could just make my own but I haven't been successful.  His CNC is very nice.  So, the real question is does anyone have a file for VCarve or Aspire you would be willing to share so my friend can import it into his computer and get the G Code?   Lookin for 12" radius initially but would certainly love to have multiples.

Thanks in advance!
Chris

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/20/2021 at 1:23 PM, KeysNGuitar said:

Hey All.  

A friend of mine has a nice CNC with which he uses VCarve.   He has used it some but still learning.  Do any of you happen to have VCarve or Aspire file for making a radiused sanding block?  I am making my first guitar and I am going to radius the neck to 12".  I purchased an 8" long sanding block from StewMac but would really like to make some of my own instead of pay so much.  I couldn't afford the Aluminum (or Aluminium for you Brits! :) ) so I opted for the cheaper one made from wood.   It  would be exponentially cheaper if I could just make my own but I haven't been successful.  His CNC is very nice.  So, the real question is does anyone have a file for VCarve or Aspire you would be willing to share so my friend can import it into his computer and get the G Code?   Lookin for 12" radius initially but would certainly love to have multiples.

Thanks in advance!
Chris

 

I have Aspire as well as Rhino7, fusion360 and some others. If you want a sanding block with a 12" radius for Vcarve it will need to be an STL file so It can be imported for your friend to cut it. 

Here I made you a 14"L x 3"W x 3/4"D    12" radius sanding block STL file for you to have your friend cut for you

MK

12inchsandingblock.zip

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That, my friend, is super cool.   Thank you very much for the file!!!!!  I will download and send it to him and hopefully he can take care of the rest.  I will cut a good piece of hardwood for him to use.  Thank you again!  It is very much appreciated!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

they used to have this composite 2x4 stuff at lowes/home depot... made from recycled plastic bottles.  stuff is rock solid impervious to weather/moisture unlike wood.  often thought of using it for sanding block stock... but when I finally get around to going to snag some... seems it's online only now.  bummer.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A radiused sanding block or the like doesn't have to be a 3d model if using vectric. I would use the moulding tool path which is similar to the fluting toolpath in that it's  basically 2d and much quicker than machining a 3d model.  

Arm relief and belly relief cuts are the same and super easy to set up on a 2d plan. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
On 8/30/2021 at 4:20 AM, RobSm said:

A radiused sanding block or the like doesn't have to be a 3d model if using vectric. I would use the moulding tool path which is similar to the fluting toolpath in that it's  basically 2d and much quicker than machining a 3d model.  

Arm relief and belly relief cuts are the same and super easy to set up on a 2d plan. 

Yeah if op describes what he needs to his friend he would be able to make a model in vectric in seconds.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...