Ok, I kinda got derailed messing with last weeks contest:
After I did that final little project I started playing around and seeing just what I could do within the Carbide Create workspace with acrylic. I own VCarve Desktop, and like it a lot, but I wanted to see if I could pull off some acrylic drag engraving within Carbide Create, turns out I can:
I used a spring loaded drag engraving bit found here:
And drew out a US flag completely within Carbide Create, no SVG import from another program.
WARNING: Loading and setting up tool paths made my slowish PC nearly crash to the point that when I’d define a toolpath I would leave the room while it proclaimed itself “Not responding”, but in the end it did actually finish whatever “thinking” it was doing. Maybe @WillAdams has some ideas on why this file is so hard to load/edit etc.? For the cutout I used a 1/16" 2 flute square endmill at 54ipm, 24 plunge, 0.010" DOC and 23,000 on the Dewalt (a little less RPM may be better, but I haven’t tried it). Maybe someone else can try loading this file and see if they have the same slowish behavior? Carbide Create 307
flag.c2d (768.3 KB)