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November 5, 2016
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Hi Lee,

As promised here are the Vcarve files for newels and nested steps.

I’ve set up the template for the newels incase you want to use it for another project.

As I’m not sure of the post processor you need to run your Radecal CNC,  l’ve left it up to you to tool path the nested 8×4 sheets.

All the best,

Ness

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Hi Lee,

Here are your Vcarve files.

I have done the following:

– modified the the original StairDesigner DXF files for machining saving them to DWG in the “watlington01v01-riser priority” folder

– cut the string 3 into 2 parts. I also made 2 examples of the cut, one straight cut and one with a locking cut. You can choose the one that suits you best.

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– set up the Stringboard.Toolpath.Template to auto-tool path the strings.

– set up the Step.Toolpath.Template to auto-tool path the steps.

– made the crv files for the strings and a few steps. I haven’t done a crv file for all steps because I thought you might need to nest them. You can load these into Vcarve to create you machine files with the Piranha PP 

If you tell me the material sheet size  I can nest the steps and risers for you .

If you want me to show you how to use the templates we can set up a Team Viewer session.

All the best,

Ness

November 1, 2016
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hello ness

have e mailed Stefan the post possessor file to forward it to you

also could stringboard 03 be made in two pieces as it would be easier to machine, i could join it together afterwards

many thanks lee west

November 1, 2016
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hello ness

the computer says windows can’t find 

C:\ProgramData\Vectric\VCarve Pro\V8.0\ToolDatabase check spelling

passing behind the steps please

simple housing would be fine

and yes to the following question

with the one to one training that will be ok for polyboard

many thanks lee west

                                             

November 1, 2016
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Hi Lee,

The file that Stefan posted was not the complete tool data base.

Can you send me a copy of the files that are in : C:\ProgramData\Vectric\VCarve Pro\V8.0\ToolDatabase

I’ve also noticed that the risers are resting on the steps, do you want them passing behind the steps?

As well as this do you need wedged steps and risers or would simple housing be OK ? (simple housing with screws makes for muck faster production)

I’d also suggest that with your nesting machine and the thicknesses of your components, that you assemble strings to newels with a shallow housing of 5mm and screws through the posts, would this suit you?

It’ll be a good idea to go through your stair production to set up the appropriate templates, libraries and configure everything to work smoothly when you buy the 1-2-1 training. 

All the best,

Ness

October 31, 2016
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Hi Lee, .tool files weren’t on our permitted list for uploads, sorry about that. I’ve added them now, and attached the file you sent me. All the best, Stefan

October 31, 2016
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hello ness unable to attach tool file comes up with file extension error

thanks lee

October 30, 2016
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Hi Lee,

No problem to set you up a Vcarve template I’ll need to know the tools set up in your version of Vcarve, can you send them to me?

All the best,

Ness

October 29, 2016
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hello ness

a vcarve template would be very helpfull

thankyou lee

October 28, 2016
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Hi Lee,

Here’s the files for your project.

I’ve set the strings to 25mm and created layer names in the DXF files that you can use in Vcarve.

We can set up a Vcarve template to import the DXF and you’ll be able to apply the tool paths without human intervention.

All the best,

Ness

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thanks ness looks good can we just change the stringboard to 25mm mdf ? then good to go
many thanks lee

October 25, 2016
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Hi Lee,

Thanks for buying a StairFile.

I’d tweaked you stair so that it’ll be easier to setup and build on your CNC.

Here’s a quick list of the main points I’ve adjusted :

– setup a materials and methods library

– reduced the step and riser housing to 12mm

– extended strings beyond the first and last steps.

– adjusted winders and optimised string widths and shapes.

This should work fine on your CNC. When you get the machine, we’ll have to set up the correct layer names and Vcarve import templates and you’ll be able to just load the dxf files into Vcarve and run the machine without any problem.

EDIT: I just checked our records and I see you’ve already got the CNC from Radecal. So let’s continue with the design, once you’re happy with it we’ll move straight on to sorting you out with the right output for the machine.

I attach the file for you to review.

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All the best,

Ness

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October 25, 2016
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Hi, I’ve just ordered a stairfile. My StairDesigner file is attached. I would need output when we finally agree the design for my Piranha ATC 2030.
Can you have a look at my design. Thanks, Lee

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