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Forum topic by Proflemoi posted 02-29-2016 05:25 PM 451 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Proflemoi

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02-29-2016 05:25 PM

Hello All,

I have been making a few signs for family and friends on my CNC… on several of the signs I have a contoured edge. I am using VCarve Pro and selecting one of the Panels from the clip Art. The bit I am using for the edge work is a 1/4” Ball nose… I got to wondering about using a more traditional router bit, say a Ogee for example… could I use this type of bit and simply cut a parameter around the sign? Thoughts?

Thanks !
Prof L

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 05:45 PM

You can use an ogee, you just need to calculate the offset of the bit and make a tool path offset to cut the edge.

Might be faster to make the cut on a router table instead of the CNC.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 05:45 PM

Yes. You can add custom tools to the tool database. You just need to draw the profile.
See the manual.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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