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Old 03-09-2012, 05:46 PM
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can any one tell me how to design a baseball bat on vcarve pro 6.5 or even if it can be done i have stinger 1 with recoil thanks
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:20 AM
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Good question, I was wondering the same thing. I have turned them on a wood lathe with good results.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:41 AM
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It looks like there would need to be a few additionions to the Vcarve program, ( I think )
Check here, it may help

http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectr...w_toolpath.htm

Also look at the wrapping tutorial here.

http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectr...rt/gadgets.htm

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:38 AM
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I don't know the software capabilities of VCarve, but actually just finished what is my first indexer project that happens to be a bat using Aspire. It is 22 inches long, 2.3 inch max diameter. In this example it is a pine wood, wood conditioner, then brushed charcoal pencil into the letters and erased the excess that accumulated on the top surface, finally coated with poly. When I get home I'll look for a better photo.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:09 PM
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If you don't want to put text on it just make a profile of it and cut it from the side. Use a long (2 1/2" cutter lenght) 1/2" dia. router bit. I use a freud or whiteside and I start the blank spinning using my lathe mounted to the table. lead in from the side and let it follow the profile and lead out again. If you can spin the lathe part very fast you can really finish them fast. No need to take the square corners off first either. It is more efficient to use the side of a 1/2" dia. cutter than the point of a ballnose bit.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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I start the blank spinning using my lathe mounted to the table. lead in from the side and let it follow the profile and lead out again. If you can spin the lathe part very fast you can really finish them fast. No need to take the square corners off first either. It is more efficient to use the side of a 1/2" dia. cutter than the point of a ballnose bit.
This is a much faster solution than using the ball nose. If I understand as the traditional lathe is spinning the tool simply moves along outside the profile line. In one pass you have it completed? Would you make a second pass using a 1/4 inch to get a smaller radius by the handle? What kind of lathe RPM do you use?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:41 PM
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The radius of the bit is 1/4 inch is the handle smaller than that. The smaller the bit the more you will have to watch the collet on the material
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