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Need help with inlays

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 pm
by woodhobby11
Hello, i recently bought the shapeoko 3 xxl and I want to get into some inlay work. I was wondering if anyone could help me get started of if they know any good tutorials to look at. I am also wondering if its possible to be done on carbide create. Thanks

Re: Need help with inlays

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:39 pm
by WillAdams
The community has some notes and links on this at: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Car ... ate#Inlays

It can be done in Carbide Create, just requires jumping through some hoops.

Re: Need help with inlays

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:41 am
by woodhobby11
WillAdams wrote:The community has some notes and links on this at: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Car ... ate#Inlays

It can be done in Carbide Create, just requires jumping through some hoops.

I ended up getting vcarve desktop to try and do it there, but for some reason I am still having trouble doing the inlay. I've looked up so many videos on how to do it and it still isnt working. Its making me think that its something to do with my tool settings maybe? Like for offsets is there a specific offset it should be in order for it to fit perfectly?

Re: Need help with inlays

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:47 pm
by RoguePirin
Since you have VCarve Desktop, have you looked at any of the Vectric online tutorials?

This one is old, but might still be relevant: D07 - VCarve Inlay Technique
This one is on the auto inlay feature: Auto Inlay Toolpath Guide

There is also a write-up on the Carbide3D website: vCarve Inlays with… vCarve Desktop! Details and discoveries

Re: Need help with inlays

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:55 am
by Ceenz
Will check out those tutorials too